Certifying Examination Recommended Reading List
Main Study Textbooks
(in alphabetical order)
Clinical Veterinary Microbiology 2nd Edition (2013)
by Bryan Markey (Author), Finola Leonard (Author), Marie Archambault (Author), Ann Cullinane (Author), Dores Maguire (Author)
Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease 2nd Edition (2011)
By P. J. Quinn (Author), B. K. Markey (Author), F. C. Leonard (Author), E. S. Fitzpatrick (Author), S. Fanning (Author)
Knowledge of basic and applied immunology, epidemiology, virology and pathology is assumed. Guidance for revision on these topics include the following textbooks:
Veterinary Immunology 10th edition (2017)
By Ian Tizard.
Fenner’s Veterinary Virology 5th Edition (2016)
by N. James Maclachlan BVSc MS PhD (Editor), Edward J Dubovi B.A. M.A. Ph.D. (Editor)
Veterinary Epidemiology, an Introduction. (2010).
By Dirk. U.
Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease 6th edition (2016)
By James F. Zachary (Editor)
The following textbooks are a useful source of information to increase the understanding and depth of knowledge of the candidate but would not be considered essential reading.
Veterinary Microbiology 3rd Edition (2013)
by D. Scott McVey (Editor), Melissa Kennedy (Editor), M. M. Chengappa (Editor)
Veterinary Microbiology: Bacterial and Fungal Agents of Animal Disease 1st Edition (2004)
by J. Glenn Songer (Author), Karen W. Post (Author)
Topley and Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections 10th edition (2007).
By W.W.C. Topley (Editor) and G. S. Wilson (Editor).
Volumes: 1 & 2 Bacteriology, 3 & 4 Virology, 5 Medical Mycology, 7 Immunology
Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals (2018)
By S. Seyedmousavi, G. S. de Hoog, J. Guillot, P. E. Verweij (Editors)
Springer International Publishing AG
Antimicrobial therapy in veterinary medicine
Edited by Steeve Giguère, John F. Prescott and Patricia M. Dowling
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Journals for ECVM Candidates
(in order of priority)
- Veterinary Microbiology
- Veterinary Research
- Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
- Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
- Veterinary Record
- The Veterinary Journal
- Preventive Veterinary Medicine
- Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Exam questions may come from the literature published within the last five years.
Questions may also come from older articles if they are considered significant and essential to the application of veterinary microbiology.
This list of journals is not intended to be a compulsory reading list but candidates should be encouraged to select publications within these journals that apply to:
- Investigation, diagnosis and control of infectious conditions;
- Antimicrobial resistance;
- Food microbiology;
- One Health;
- Emerging diseases.