ABVO Journals

Past Seven Years of journal articles in print prior to January 1 of the year of the examination. Date of e-publication is irrelevant. Example: for the 2014 ABVO Exam, the hard copy publication dates covered on the exam range from January 1, 2007-October 31, 2013.

Note: Beginning with journal publication dates of January 1, 2010 and later, no questions on the Written examination will be derived from case reports that involve single animals. Review of images in these case reports is recommended for Image Recognition exam preparation.

Veterinary Journals

Note: Articles from these veterinary journals should be reviewed for any situation or disease that involves ocular, periocular, or neuro-ophthalmic structures or systemic conditions relevant to ophthalmic disease.

Other Journals

Note: Review of basic science and human clinical journals should be limited to those articles dealing with situations or diseases directly applicable to veterinary ophthalmology (i.e. where a common domestic animal is used as an animal model). Review of human clinical conditions or basic science articles unrelated to veterinary ophthalmology is not necessary for exam preparation.

This list is based on the 2014 reading list. This page was last updated May 2014.