ACVP: Clinical Pathology

From 2001 through 2012 the following textbooks and journals provided references for approximately 80% of the questions of the indicated sections of the Certifying examinations. 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 2013 are considered in preparation of the exam.

General Pathology

Journals

Books

  • Cheville, N.F. Ultrastructural Pathology: The Comparative Cellular Basis of Disease, 2nd ed., Wiley (2009) — not available at Tufts
  • Haschek, Wallig, Rousseaux. Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology, 2nd ed. Elsevier (2009), available online
  • Kumar, Abbas, Fausto-Robbins,Cotran. Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th ed., Elsevier (2010), available online
  • Zachary, McGavin. Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th ed., Elsevier (2012) — Vet Reserve Stacks SF 769 P343 2012

Hematology, Cytology/Surgical Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry

Journals

Books

  • Cowell, Tyler. Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse, 2nd ed., Mosby (2002) — not available at Tufts
  • Cowell, Tyler, Meinkoth, DeNicola. Diagnostic cytology and hematology of the dog and cat, 3rd ed. Elsevier (2008) — Vet Library has 3rd and 4th editions, Vet Book Stacks SF 772.6 D536 2008 and Vet Reserve Stacks SF 772.6 D536 2014
  • DiBartola. Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice (Fluid Therapy in Small Animal Practice), 4th ed., Elsevier (2012), available online
  • Duncan, Prasse, Mahaffey. Veterinary laboratory medicine: clinical pathology, 5th ed., Wiley-Blackwell (2011) — Vet Reserve Stacks SF 769 D911v 2011
  • Harvey. Veterinary hematology: a diagnostic guide and color atlas, Elsevier (2012) — Vet Book Stacks SF 769.5 H37 2012
  • Kaneko, Harvey, Bruss. Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals, 6th ed., Elsevier (2008) — Vet Reserve Stacks SF 769.3 C641 2008
  • Loeb, Quimby. Clinical Chemistry of Laboratory Animals, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis (1999) — Vet Library has the 1st edition, Vet Book Stacks QY 50 C641 1989
  • Meyer, Harvey. Veterinary Laboratory Medicine, 3rd ed., Saunders (2004) — Vet Book Stacks SF 772.6 M612v 2004
  • Osborne, Stevens. Urinalysis. A Clinical Guide to Compassionate Patient Care, Bayer (1999) — Vet Book Stacks SF 773 O81u 1999
  • Kumar, Abbas, Fausto-Robbins,Cotran. Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th ed., Elsevier (2010), available online
  • Raskin, Meyer. Atlas of canine and feline cytology, 2nd ed., Elsevier (2010) — Vet Reserve Stacks SF 991 A881 2010
  • Stockham, Scott. Fundamentals of veterinary clinical pathology, 2nd ed., Blackwell Pub (2008) — Vet Reserve Stacks SF 772.6 S864f 2008
  • Thrall. Veterinary hematology and clinical chemistry, 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell (2012), available online
  • Tietz. Textbook of Clinical Chemistry, 4th ed., Elsevier (2006) — Veterinary Library has 5th edition (2012), available online
  • Tietz – Fundamentals of  Clinical Chemistry, 6th ed., Elsevier (2008) — not available at Tufts
  • Weiss, Wardrop. Schalm’s Veterinary Hematology, 6th ed., Wiley-Blackwell (2010) — Vet Reserve Stacks SF 771 S298v 2010

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