Suggested Reading

We cannot define conclusively the body of knowledge necessary to pass the AVECCT examination, the following reading list is only a guideline.



Emergency and Critical Care:

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition, by Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, published in 2015.

Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses by Charlotte Donohoe, published in 2012

Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care by Jamie Burkitt-Creedon and Harold Davis, published in 2012.

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, by Christopher Norkus, published 2012.

Handbook of Veterinary Emergency Protocols: Dog and Cat , by Maureen McMichael, published in 2008.

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care by Lesley G. King and Amanda Boag (Paperback - Jul 11 2007)

A Colour Handbook of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, by Elizabeth Rozanski, John Rush, Published in 2007.

Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Procedures, By Hackett, Mazzaferro, Published by Blackwell, 2006

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual, By Mathews, Published by Lifelearn. 2nd ed. 2006

Kirk And Bistner's Handbook Of Veterinary Procedures And Emergency Treatment, By Ford and Mazzaferro, 2006.

ECG Interpretation in the Critically Ill Dog and Cat, By Day, Published by Blackwell, 2005

Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, By MacIntire et al, 2012.

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management. By Gaynor and Muir, Published by Mosby, 2002

The Veterinary ICU Book, Editors: Wayne Wingfield and Marc Raffe. Published by Teton Newmedia.2002

Quick Look Series: Critical Care, by Robert Murtaugh. Published by Teton Newmedia, 2002

Veterinary Emergency Medicine Secrets, Editor Wayne Wingfield. Published by Hanley & Belfus. 2nd ed. 2000

Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Rebecca Kirby, Published by Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian, By Signe J. Plunkett. Published by Saunders, 1999.

Emergency Medicine in Small Animal Practice - The Compendium Collection, Editor Kenneth Drobatz. Published by Veterinary Learning Systems.

Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care, Edited by Lesley King and Richard Hammond Published British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 1999.

Proceedings, International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, By Robert Murtaugh and Paul Kaplan. Published by Mosby (Out of Print).



Lumb and Jones Veterinary Anesthesia, by John Thurmon, William J. Tranquilli, G. John Benson. Published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2006

Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets, by S. Greene, published by Hanley and Belfus Inc. 2001

Essentials of Small Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia, by John Thurmon, William Tranquilli, and G. John Benson, published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

Manual Of Small Animal Anesthesia, by R. Paddleford. Published by Saunders, 1999

Small Animal Anesthesia - The Increased-Risk Patient, By P.G.C. Bedford. Published by Bailliere Tindall (Out of Print)


Other Reference Books

Nutrition for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, By: Ann Wortinger, Published in 2007.

Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 6th Edition, Editor Dennis McCurnin. Published by Saunders, 2006.

Applied Pharmacology for the Veterinary Technician, By Boyce P. Wanamaker and Christy L. Pettes. Published by Saunders.

Fluid, Electrolyte, And Acid-base Disorders In Small Animal Practice. By Stephen DiBartola. Published by Saunders, 2005.

Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats. By King. Published by Saunders 2004.

Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy, Edited by Patricia Shaw, Published by Springhouse (Human Text)

Handbook of Veterinary Ocular Emergencies by David L. Williams, Kathy Barrie, and Thomas Ffrangcon Evans. Published in 2002.

Understanding Acid-Base, By Benjamin Abelow, published by Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Manual of Small Animal Postoperative Care, By Robert Taylor and Robin McGee Published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Waltham/OSU Symposium - For the Treatment of Small Animal Diseases Monographs (Cardiology, Emergency Medicine) Published by Waltham USA INC.



Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

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Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice: Published by Saunders.

Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice - W.B. Saunders