ACVAA Journals

Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. WE CANNOT DEFINE CONCLUSIVELY THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO PASS THIS EXAMINATION. The following list is ONLY A GUIDELINE. Other selected chapters in different textbooks or articles in journals may be used by the candidates.

The examination questions and referenced answers are based on the list of textbooks below. The emphasis of the examination is on these recently published textbooks and research papers, however earlier principles reflected in key papers and references essential for the current practice of anesthesia and analgesia may be used.

Journals  (5 years)

Anesthesia and analgesia related articles

  • JAVMA, online 2000-
  • American Journal of Veterinary Research, online 2000-
  • Journal Veterinary Internal Medicine, online 1997-
  • Veterinary Clinics of North America (relevant issues may be older than 5 years)
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice, online 1996-
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice, online 1998-
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice, online 1985-
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice, online 1979-
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America, online 1971-1978
  • Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, online 1997-
  • Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, online 1997-
  • Equine Veterinary Journal, online 1996-
  • Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, online 1986-

Other journals of interest:

 This list is based on the 2012 reading list. This page was last updated June 2014.