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ABVP Veterinary Board List, University of Illinois: Shelter Medicine - Books

Animal Cruelty

Behavior and Welfare

Pick five of any of the following titles (or equivalent): 


Epidemiology and Statistics

Any of the following three titles (or equivalent): 

General Medicine and Surgery - Including Population Medicine

Either of the following two titles, or equivalent: 


Either of the following two basic physiology texts:


The following title or equivalent:


Grant Writing

Either of the following two titles: 

Infectious Diseases

Either of the following two titles: 


Rabbits & Small Mammal Care

Shelter Management/Policy Development

General Information

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

"The following is a list of topics, which will typically be covered on the examination, along with suggested textbooks. The newest editions of these texts are recommended, and other recently published books may also be helpful. Candidates are not expected to purchase or read all of these texts: rather emphasis should be placed on subject matter where candidates feel deficient."