Problem Based Learning Resources

The following is a selective list of resources useful for PBL. It includes books in the Webster Family Library, online resources available to the Tufts community and some web resources.


Black's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)
available from Credo Reference
Saunder's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2012)
available from Credo Reference
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)
available from Credo Reference
Stedman's Medical Dictionary
R 121 S8 2000, Vet Reference
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary (2007)
available from Gale Virtual Reference Library
Medical Dictionaries, Drugs & Medical Searches
Veterinary Abbreviations & Acronyms Guide
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Credo Reference
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Biographies, Quotations, Measurement Conversions

General Resources

Agriculture Network Information Center
EBVM Toolkit
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
Electronic Zoo
NetVet Veterinary Resources
International Veterinary Information Service
Merck Veterinary Manual
Includes: abbreviations, systems, clinical pathology and tests, and reference values
SF 745 M555m 2010, Vet Reference
Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine
edited by S.J. Ettinger
SF 991 T355 2010, Vet Reserves
electronic copy; password stored in TUSK
Veterinary Clinics of North America
Available online and at the Webster Family Library Circulation Desk, review articles; indexed by MEDLINE and CAB Abstracts.
Veterinary Information Network
A worldwide collaborative project to develop a comprehensive on-line peer reviewed veterinary knowledge database. To access all of the content within WikiVet or edit anything requires (free) registration.

Reference Values

5-Minute Veterinary Consult—Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures: Canine & Feline, Appendix 1
SF 772.6 B53 2009, Vet Reserves
Biochemical Profiling in the Dog and Cat
by A.H. Rebar and G.D. Boon
SF 772.6 R289b 1999, Vet Reserves
Dukes' Physiology of Domestic Animals
SF 768 D8771 2015, Vet Reserves
Exotic Companion Medicine Handbook for Veterinarians
SF 997.5 E95 E94 1996
Merck Veterinary Manual
Includes: abbreviations, systems, clinical pathology and tests, and reference values
SF 745 M555m 2010, Vet Reference
Reference Ranges
Includes rodents, rabbits, ferrets, birds, lizards, snakes amd chelonians
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Reference Values for Laboratory Animals
Hematology and clinical chemistry
University of Minnesota
part of the WikiVet project

Examination and Diagnosis

Body Condition Systems
Clinical Veterinary Advisor: birds and exotic pets
edited by Jorg Mayer and Thomas M. Donnelly
SF 997.5 E95 C42 2013, Vet Reserves
Clinical Veterinary Advisor: dogs and cats
edited by Etienne Côté
SF 991 C658 2011, Vet Reserves
Clinical Veterinary Advisor: the horse
edited by David A. Wilson
A diagnostic support system for veterinary medicine
Cornell University
Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine
SF 769 D911v 2011, Vet Reserves
Cornell University
Essentials of Veterinary Hematology
by N.C. Jain
SF 769.5 J22E 1993, Vet Reserves
Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians
by C.M. Hendrix and M. Sirois
SF 772.6 L32 2007, Vet Reserves
Laboratory Profiles of Small Animal Diseases
by C.H. Sodikoff
SF 769 S679L 1995, Vet Reserves
Medical History and Physical Examination in Companion Animals
edited by A. Rijnberk and F.J. van Sluijs
SF 772.5 M489 2009, Vet Reserves
Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods
edited by M.D. Willard
SF 991 S635 2012, Vet Reserves
Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists
by M.S. Thompson
SF 771 T48 2007 Vet Reference
Small Animal Medical Diagnosis
edited by M.D. Lorenz
SF 771 S635 2009, Vet Reserves
Veterinary Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
edited by O.M. Radostits
SF 772.5 V586 2000 Vet Reserves

Small Animal Medicine

Blackwell's 5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline
SF 991 B534 2011, Vet Reserves
Cardiac auscultation and phonocardiography in dogs, horses and cats
by C. Kvart and J. Häggström
SF 811 K72 2002, Vet Reserves
Case Studies in Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine
by M.D. Kittleson
Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-base Disorders in Small Animal Practice
by S.P. DiBartola
SF 991 D543f 2012, Vet Reserves
Global Nutrition Toolkit
by WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee
Handbook of Small Animal Practice
edited by R.V. Morgan
SF 991 H236 2008, Vet Reserves
Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy
SF 607 CU823, Vet Reserves
LORI: Library of Reproduction Images
by Dr Rob Lofstedt, University of Prince Edward Island
Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice
edited by S.J. Birchard and R.G. Sherding
SF 981 S257 2006, Vet Reserves
Small Animal Internal Medicine
edited by R.W. Nelson
SF 991 S634 2014, Vet Reserves
Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine
edited by S.J. Ettinger
SF 991 T355 2010, Vet Reserves

Dog Breed Information

Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats
by A. Gough and A. Thomas
SF 756.5 G67 2010, Vet Books
Canine Inherited Disorders Database
University of Prince Edward Island
Dog Breeds
American Kennel Club
Inherited diseases in dogs
University of Cambridge Veterinary School
Veterinary medical guide to dog and cat breeds
by J.S. Bell, K.E. Cavanagh, L.P. Tiley, F.W.K. Smith
SF 756.5 B4 2012, Vet Reserves

Large Animal Medicine

5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine
SF 951 B877f, Vet Reserves
5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant
SF 969 B53, Vet Reserves
Bovine Medicine: diseases and husbandry of cattle
edited by A.H. Andrews
SF 961 B783 2004, Vet Reserves
Current Therapy in Equine Medicine
SF 951 C976, Vet Reserves
Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice
SF 745 C9761, Vet Reserves
Equine Internal Medicine
edited by S.M. Reed
SF 951 E638 2010, Vet Stacks
Large Animal Internal Medicine
edited by B.P. Smith
SF 745 L322 2015, Vet Reserves
LORI: Library of Reproduction Images
by Dr Rob Lofstedt, University of Prince Edward Island
Veterinary Medicine
edited by O.M. Radostits
SF 745 B655v 2007, Vet Reserves

Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered
by D.W. Ramey and B.E. Rollin
SF 745.5 R712c 2004, Vet Stacks
Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine
edited by A.M. Schoen
SF 745.5 C737 1998, Vet Reserves
Veterinary Acupuncture
edited by A.M. Schoen
SF 914.5 V586 2001, Vet Reserves
Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture
edited by H. Xie
SF 914.5 X54 2007, Vet Reserves


Anatomy of Domestic Animals
by C. Pasquini
SF 761 P284a 2007, Vet Reserves
Anatomy of the Dog
by K. Budras
SF 765 D6 B927a 2007, Vet Reserves
Anatomy of the Horse
by K. Budras
SF 765 B927a 2011, Vet Reserves
Animal Skull Collection
Idaho Falls School District 91
Atlas of Canine Anatomy
by W.D. Anderson
SF 767 D6 A552a 1994, Vet Reserves
Carnivore Dissection Lab Introductions
University of Minnesota
Clinical Anatomy of the Horse
by H.M. Clayton
SF 765 C55 2005, Vet Reserves
Guide to the Dissection of the Dog
by H.E. Evans and A. deLahunta
SF 767 D6 E92s 2010, Vet Reserves
Imaging Anatomy
University of Illinois
OVAM: Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum
OVAM is linked to its sister project WikiVet, an encyclopaedic veterinary knowledgebase.
Veterinary Anatomy Directions, Planes, Actions
University of Minnesota
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals
edited by H.E. König, H.G. Liebich
SF 761 V48 2014, Vet Reserves
Virtual Canine Anatomy
Colorado State University
Virtual Canine Anatomy: the head
Colorado State University
SF 767 V98 2003, Vet Circulation Desk (CD-ROM)


Ectoparasite and Endoparasite
by Clive Bennett
Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern
Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians
SF 810 A3 B787g 2014, Vet Reserves
VetBact - Veterinary bacteriology
Database with information about 226 species (and subspecies) of importance in veterinary bacteriology.
Veterinary Parasitology
by G.M. Urquhart
SF 810 A3 V586 1996, Vet Reserves
Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual
by W.J. Foreyt
SF 810 A3 F67 2001, Vet Reserves
Web Atlas of Medical Parasitology
Databases of protozoans, nematodes, trematodes, cestodes and arthropods


Animal Drugs @ FDA
The Green Book
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 13th ed.
edited by B.G. Katzung, S.B. Masters, A.J. Trevor
Clinical Pharmacology
by C.R.L. Webster
SF 915 W378p 2001, Vet Reserves
Compendium of veterinary products (CVP)
sponsored by Bayer Corporation
Handbook of Veterinary Drugs
edited by D.G. Allen
SF 917 A423h 2005, Vet Reference
Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook
SF 917 P734v 2015, Vet Reference
Plumb's Veterinary Drugs
on campus, VPN or VDI access only; computing device must be registered
Veterinary Formulary
University of Minnesota


Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
by R.D. Frandson
SF 761 F826a 2009, Vet Stacks
Dukes' Physiology of Domestic Animals
edited by W.O. Reece
SF 768 D8771 2015, Vet Reserves
Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
by W.O. Reece
SF 768 R44 2009, Vet Reserves
McDonald's Veterinary Endocrinology and Reproduction
edited by M.H. Pineda
SF 768.3 M135v 2003, Vet Reserves
Metabolic and Endocrine Physiology
by L.R. Engleking
SF 768.3 E57m 2012, Vet Reserves
Physiology of Domestic Animals
by Ǿ.V. Sjaastad
SF 768 S53 2004, Vet Reserves


Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery
edited by M.J. Bojrab
SF 991 C976 2014, Vet Reserves
Equine Surgery
edited by J.A. Auer and J.A. Stick
SF 951 E64a 2012, Vet Reserves
Farm Animal Surgery
by S.L. Fubini, N.G. Ducharme
SF 911 F925 2004, Vet Reserves
Food Animal Surgery
by J.L. Noordsy
SF 911 N818F 1994, Vet Stacks
Fundamental Techniques in Veterinary Surgery
by C.D. Knecht
SF 911 F981 1987, Vet Reserves
Small Animal Surgery
edited by T.W. Fossum
SF 911 F67 2013, Vet Reserves
Textbook of Small Animal Surgery
edited by D. Slatter
SF 911 T49 2003, Vet Reserves


A Guide to Plant Poisoning of Animals in North America
by A.P. Knight
SF 757.5 K69g 2001, Vet Reference
available online through IVIS; registration required
Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Government of Canada
Guide to Poisonous Plants
Colorado State University
Handbook of Small Animal Toxicology and Poisonings
by R.W. Gfeller and S.P. Messonnier
SF 992 P64 G49 2004, Vet Reserves
Household Products Database
US National Library of Medicine
Plants Poisonous to Livestock and other Animals
Cornell University
Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada
by J.M. Kingsbury
QK 100 U6 K55p 1964, Vet Reserves
Toxic and non-Toxic Plants
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles
edited by R.C. Gupta
SF 757.5 V5864 2012, Vet Books


A selective list of databases useful for PBL. See Databases and Indexes for more information.

CAB Abstracts
CAB Abstracts indexes research and development literature in the fields of agriculture, forestry, aspects of human health, human nutrition, animal health, and the management and conservation of natural resources. Covers 1973 to the present. CAB Abstract Archives covers 1910–1972.
Google Books
Google Books searches the full text of books. Combine Google Books and Tufts Library catalog searches to identify content in the Veterinary Library collection.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar searches the web for scholarly material, linking to library catalogs for books and full text articles.
International Veterinary Information Service is free to veterinarians, veterinary students, and animal health professionals. A brief registration is required. It includes full-text access to books, conference proceedings, consensus statements and guidelines, journals and online courses.
Ovid MEDLINE Plus provides access to CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Evidence-Based Medicine, Global Health, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, online journals and more.
PubMed provides customized access to MEDLINE, indexing journals in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems and pre-clinical sciences. Links to full-text coverage of Tufts' owned electronic journals and PubMed Central is available.
Scopus indexes scientific technical and medical literature, covering 14,000 scholarly titles. It includes social science, psychology, economics, integrated web searching and patent searching by Scirus. Updated daily.
The Veterinary Information Network is free to veterinary students, residents and faculty. It includes interactive message boards, a reference center, OSHA Center, continuing education courses, free classifieds and listings in a database used by pet owners.

Citation Information

JAVMA Instructions for Authors - Manuscript Style
Manuscript style submission instructions for authors.
Citation Builder
Citation Builder from North Carolina State University. Creates citations in the APA or MLA format.
Citing Sources – Research Guides@TUFTS
Information on the major citation sources and on citation managers, including RefWorks and EndNote.
RefWorks Login
An online research management tool that generates citations and bibliographies. Available to anyone in the Tufts community.