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AVNT Updated Reading Lists


1. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition 5th Ed. Hand M, Thatcher, Remillard R, Roudebush P, Novotny B, eds. 2010, M.M.I., KS  —- Candidates can purchase SACN 5th edition at a discount. To purchase this books, visit http://markmorrisinstitute.org/ and  click on SACN 5th  under ‘publication’.  When checking out, use coupon code vcs04 for a significant discount.   Regular price is $130, but the discounted price for AVNT candidates is $49.50!

2. Nutrition for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses- Wortinger A. 2007, Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA

3. Canine and Feline Nutrition, A resource for companion animal professionals. Case, Carey, Hirakawa, Daristotle. 2011. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis.

4. Association of American Feed Control Officials, Inc. 2013 Publication. AAFCO. www.aafco.org

5. Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition. Fascetti, A & Delaney, S. 2012. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA.

6. Manual of Companion Animal Nutrition and Feeding. Kelly N, Wills J. eds. 1996. Wiley-Blackwell. Ames, IA

7. Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice: Dietary Management and Nutrition. Kirk C & Bartges J eds. November 2006, Saunders, Philadelphia.

8. Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Merrill, L. Wiley-Blackwell. September, 2012

9. Practical Weight Management in Dogs and Cats. Towell, T. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

10. Companion Animal Nutrition: A guide for veterinary nurses and technicians. Ackerman, A. 2008, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

11. Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Silverstein & Hopper, eds.  2009. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis.

12. Small Animal Internal Medicine, 4th ed. Nelson & Couto, eds. 2009. Elsevier, St. Louis.

13. Fluid Therapy in Small Animal Practice. 3rd ed.  DiBartola, SP. 2006. Saunders Elsevier. St. Louis.

14. Comparative Avian Nutrition – Klasing KC. 1998. CAB International, New York.

15. Handbook of Avian Medicine 2nd Ed. Tully TN, Dorrestein GM, Jones AK, eds. 2009, Elsevier, St. Louis.

16. Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 7th ed. Mccurnin, D & Bassert, J. Elsevier Saunders. St. Louis. 2009.

17. Manual of Veterinary Dietetics- Buffington, Hollaway, Abood. 2004. Elsevier, St. Louis.

18. Sheep Nutrition. Freer M, Dove M, eds. 2002, CAB International, New York.

19. Clinical Nutrition, Enteral and Tube Feeding- Rombeau, Rolandelli

20. Clinical Nutrition, Parenteral Nutrition- Rombeau, Rolandelli

21. Feeding and Care of Horses, 2nd edition: Lon D. Lewis. Williams & Wilkins, 1996.

22. Equine Nutrition and Feeding – Frape D. 2010, Wiley- Blackwell, Ames, IA.

23. Horse Nutrition and Feeding – Pilliner S. 2009, Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA.

24. Introduction to Horse Nutrition – Davies Z. 2009, Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA.

25. Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice: Clinical Nutrition. Geor RJ. ed. April, 2009, Saunders, Philadelphia.

26. Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, 7th Ed. Donald C. Plumb. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA; 2009

27. Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice: Nutrition and Behavior of Uncommon Species. Hess, L & Antinoff, N. Eds. April 2009, Saunders, Philadelphia.

28. Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd ed.  Tighe, M M & Brown, M. 2008. Mosby Elsevier. St. Louis.

29. Laboratory Profiles of Small Animal Diseases, 3rd ed. Sodikoff, CH. 2001. Mosby, St. Louis.

30. Animal Anatomy & Physiology: Jesse F. Bone. Reston Publishing Company, Inc. 1979

31. BSAVA Canine & Feline Emergency & Critical Care. Hurley, M. 2007. BSAVA

32. Small Animal Nutrition: Sandie Agar . Butterworth/Heinemann. 2001

33. Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice, Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2004, Pages 49-53. Kathryn Michel. Elsevier

34. Encyclopedia of Canine Clinical Nutrition- Pibot P, Biourge V, Elliott D, eds. 2006, Royal Canin, Italy.

35. Encyclopedia of Feline Clinical Nutrition- Pibot P, Biourge V, Elliott D, eds. 2008, Royal Canin, Italy

36. Nestle Purina PetCare Handbook of Canine and Feline Clinical Nutrition. 2010. The Gloyd Group. Wilmington, DE.


1. AAVN Newsletter; American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition

2. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine; Wiley- Blackwell

3. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition; Wiley- Blackwell




Events Calendar

  • 6/8/2017
    ACVIM Forum

    linkACVIM June 8-10, 2017 in National Harbor, MD has great Nutrition and Internal Medicine lectures. Come and see VTS Nutrition speakers and learn about the nutrition specialty. We would love to meet you there. See www.Acvimforum.org

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