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Book links are to Library catalog listing of print book availability unless otherwise specified; journal links are to all available formats.

AVBT Recommended Reading List

This is a recommended list and will periodically be updated with additional material. We are providing a wide variety of sources. It is not necessary to review every book. The ISBN is being provided as a convenience. There may be more than one ISBN associated with a specific book. Please note that if a newer edition to the book is available, we would recommend the most recent edition.

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Overall Review

Abnormal behavior - multiple species (also see books in normal and species specific list)

Animal cognition

Behavior modification & animal handling/training techniques


Ethics & Welfare

Grief counseling

Human animal bond

Interpersonal relationships

Learning theory

Neurochemistry & Neuro-psychopharmacology

Normal development and behavior

Research methods

Service animals

Species specific behavior

Journals (links to online journals)


Library Tips

Search the catalog for additional behavioral medicine resources available at NCSU Libraries.

More Info

This is only a convenience copy of the reading list to help find copies of reading materials in the NCSU Libraries. It does not replace the official reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest reading list.

Official Reading List and other application materials available through the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.

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