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.
- American Journal of Veterinary Research, online 2000-
- Canadian Veterinary Journal, online 1960-; current 6 months in the Vet Journal Stacks
- Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice, online 2002-2007 (All issues/articles relating to ophthalmology)
- Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice, online 1998-2007 /Topics in Companion Animal Medicine online 2008- (All issues/articles relating to ophthalmology)
- Equine Veterinary Journal, online 1996-
- Journal of Small Animal Practice, online 1997-
- Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, online 1998-
- Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, online 2000-
- Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, online 1997-
- Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, online 1979-
- Veterinary Ophthalmology, online 1998-
- Veterinary Pathology, online 1997-
- Veterinary Record, online 1996-
- Veterinary Surgery, online 1997-
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.
- Current Eye Research, online 1997-
- Experimental Eye Research, online 1961-
- Graefe’s Archives for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, online 1997-
- Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, online 1977-
- Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, online 1995-
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.