Certification of Competences – University of Copenhagen

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Document your competences as a companion animal practitioner


Certification of your competences as a small animal practitioner can document your competences at a general or national specialist level benefitting your practice but also boost your carrier opportunities. This is why we at the Master of Companion Clinical Sciences prioritize to seek national and international preapproval of our courses and degree programme with different authorities - Making your way to certification simpler.

Courses at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science are currently preapproved as:

The Danish Veterinary Association's certification in Small Animal Diseases (in Danish Fagdyrlæge)

The completion of the four compulsory Master courses enables you to apply to the Danish Veterinary Association (DVA) for a DVA Certificate in Small Animal Diseases (in Danish “Fagdyrlæge i Sygdomme hos hunde og katte”). You need to be a member of the Danish Veterinary Association to apply for the certification. The DVA certification is documentation that the candidate has completed a comprehensive post-graduate educational programme that provides widely acknowledged competences. It is concurrently documentation that training has been executed with a high academic level in collaboration with renowned researchers and specialists, with focus on conducting the training in a way that is applicable for problem solving and development in a specialized companion animal clinical practice setting.

Read more on University of Copenhagen’s collaboration with the Danish Veterinary Association to offer the certification in Small Animal Diseases in Danish and in English til Read more about the Danish Veterinary Association.

The Swedish Society of Veterinary Medicine’s Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats (in Swedish: Specialistkompetens i sjukdomar hos hund och katt – Steg 1)

The first three modules at the Master programme are preapproved as five Steg 1 courses towards the Swedish Specialist in diseases of dogs and cats (in Swedish Specialistkompetens i sjukdomar hos hund och katt) The Swedish specialist approval is a significant recognition of specialist competences in Sweden. Read more on the how the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science can be integrated in the Swedish specialist education.

Link in Swedish and in English.


Read more on the Swedish Specialist (link in Swedish) and the Swedish Society of Veterinary Medicine

The Swedish Society of Veterinary Medicine’s Swedish specialist in Surgery in dogs and cats (in Swedish Specialistkompetens i kirurgi hos hund och katt Steg 2)

The Surgical Specialisation track at the Master Programme is preapproved as 3 courses in the Steg 2 Companion Animal Surgery Specialisation. The Swedish Steg 2 specialist approval is a significant recognition of specialist competences in Sweden. The Master Programme is a structured way to fulfill your course requirements toward the Steg 2 specialist title. The course modules are taught by internationally renowned researchers and faculty.

Read more on the how the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science can be integrated in the Swedish specialist education in Swedish and English

The Swedish Society of Veterinary Medicine’s Swedish Steg 2 specialist in Internal Medicine in dogs and cats (in Swedish Specialistkompetens i internmedicin hos hund och katt)

The Internal Medicine Specialisation track at the Master Programme is preapproved as 3 courses in the Steg 2 Companion Animal Internal Medicine Specialisation. The Swedish Steg 2 specialist approval is a significant recognition of specialist competences in Sweden. The Master Programme is a structured way to fulfill your course requirements toward the Steg 2 specialist title. The course modules are taught by internationally renowned researchers and faculty. Read more on the how the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science can be integrated in the Swedish specialist education.
Link in Swedish and English


Read more on the Swedish Specialist Steg II  and the Swedish Society of Veterinary Medicine

The Norwegian Veterinary Association’s specialist in diseases of dogs and cats (in Norwegian Specialisering i veterinærmedisin, spesialitet smådyr)

Courses at the Master programme is preapproved as course activities towards the course requirements for the Norwegian specialist in diseases of dogs and cats. See an overview of the approved courses here. The Norwegian approval as specialist is a significant recognition of specialist competences in Norway. The Master Programme is a structured way to fulfill your course requirements toward the Norwegian specialist title. The course modules are taught by internationally renowned researchers and faculty within their field. Read more on the how the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science can be integrated in the Norwegian specialist education.
Link in Norwegian and English.


Read more on the Norwegian specialist in diseases of dogs and cats and the Norwegian Veterinary Association