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ACVP Reading List: 2014 Anatomic Pathology Certification Examination

The following textbooks and journals provided references for approximately 80% of the questions of the indicated sections of the Certifying examinations over the past several years. These lists are arranged in alphabetical order. Particularly with the textbooks, it is important to recognize that one of several texts on a given subject may suffice; it is not necessarily advisable to read multiple textbooks on the same subject.  For each book cited, the most recent edition as of January 1st of the year of the examination will be the reference of choice. For journal articles, most were published within the last 5 years. These lists are not all-inclusive lists, and the exam will not necessarily be limited to these references. Journal articles in print or electronically released before 1 March 2014 are considered in preparation of the exam.

General Pathology
Clinical Pathology
Dog and Cat
Laboratory Animal
Large Animal
NEWZ

GENERAL PATHOLOGY
The general pathology section tests knowledge of the underlying mechanisms fundamental to development of lesions, from gross to molecular.  The mechanisms tested in this section are “general” in that they relate to most of our animal species. Questions specific to an entity in a single species are covered in the species modules of the Veterinary Pathology examination.  For journal articles, most questions come from reviews. 

Journals

  • American Journal of Pathology
  • Cell
  • Nature
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Science
  • Toxicologic Pathology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Textbooks

  • Cheville- Ultrastructural Pathology: The Comparative Cellular Basis of Disease, 2nd edition
  • Haschek and Rousseaux -Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology, 2nd edition
  • Kumar, Abbas, Fausto-Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Ed
  • Zachary, McGavin - Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th Ed

LARGE ANIMAL
The large animal module tests knowledge of the nature and pathogenesis of naturally-occurring diseases affecting major livestock and large domestic companion animals including equidae (horse, mule, burro) ox, pig, goat, and sheep.  Camelids (e.g. llama, camel, alpaca) are covered in the NEWZ section of the examination.

Journals

  • Journal of Comparative Pathology
  • Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
  • Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Record

Textbooks

  • Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer - Pathology of Domestic Animals, 5th Ed
  • McGavin and Zachary - Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th Ed
  • Meuten - Tumors in Domestic Animals, 4th Ed

NEWZ
The NEWZ module tests knowledge of the nature and pathogenesis of naturally-occurring diseases affecting non-domestic species including birds (poultry, pet and wild bird species), amphibians, reptiles, fish, camelids, non-domesticated terrestrial and marine mammals (exotic pets, captive and free-ranging wild mammals) and non-human primates in their natural habitat or within zoological collections (i.e., not laboratory setting).

Journals

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Comparative Pathology
  • Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
  • Journal of Wildlife Diseases
  • Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
  • Veterinary Pathology

Textbooks

  • Jacobson's Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles
  • Saif - Diseases of Poultry, 11th Ed
  • Avian Histopathology 3rd ed
  • Fowler and Miller - Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Current Therapy, Volumes 5, 6 & 7
  • Williams and Barker - Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals
  • Noga - Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd ed
  • Schmidt, Reavill and Phalen - Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds
  • Mader - Reptile Medicine and Surgery
  • Wright and Whitaker - Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry

LABORATORY ANIMAL
The laboratory animal module reflects the current field of laboratory animal pathology including but not limited to: animal models of diseases that affect animals; lesions of mutants and strains commonly used in biomedical research; spontaneous diseases; and toxicologic pathology. Species covered are those commonly used in research settings including but not limited to: non-human primates, laboratory rodents, rabbits, ferrets, mini-pigs, zebra fish and Xenopus. 

Journals

  • American Journal of Pathology
  • Comparative Medicine
  • Toxicologic Pathology
  • Veterinary Pathology

Textbooks

  • Suckow et al., The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents, 1st edition (2012)
  • Bennett, Abee et al. - NHPs in Biomedical Research: Diseases, 2nd edition (2012)
  • Fox - Biology and Diseases of the Ferret, 2nd Ed
  • Percy and Barthold - Pathology of Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits, 3rd Ed
  • Fox, Anderson, Loew and Quimby - Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2nd Ed 
  • McInnes et al., Background Lesions in Laboratory Animals (2012)

SMALL ANIMAL
The small animal module tests knowledge of the nature and pathogenesis of naturally-occurring diseases affecting domestic dogs and cats.

Journals

  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Journal of Comparative Pathology
  • Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
  • Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Veterinary Pathology

Textbooks

  • Greene - Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Ed
  • Gross Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 2nd Ed
  • Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer - Pathology of Domestic Animals, 5th Ed
  • McGavin and Zachary - Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th Ed
  • Meuten - Tumors of Domestic Animals, 4th Ed
  • Summers - Veterinary Neuropathology

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
The clinical pathology module tests knowledge of the hematologic, serum biochemical and cytologic manifestations of naturally-occurring disease.  An emphasis is placed on those concepts important to clincopathologic correlations. All species (domestic, non-domestic and laboratory) are covered in this module.

Journals

  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
  • Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Toxicologic Pathology
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Veterinary Pathology

Textbooks

  • Cowell, Tyler, Meinkoth and DeNicola - Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 3rd Ed
  • Duncan, Prasse and Mahaffey - Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology, 5th Ed
  • Harvey - Veterinary Hematology: A Diagnostic Guide and Color Atlas
  • Raskin and Meyer - Atlas of Canine and Feline Cytology, 2nd Ed
  • Stockham and Scott - Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2nd Ed
  • Thrall - Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry