Master’s degree in Companion Animal Internal Medicine
Modern small animal veterinary practitioners are continuously met with higher demands and expectances to level of expertise, advanced diagnostic work-up and various treatment modalities.
The small animal Internal Medicine programme is a 2-year specialisation track consisting of 3 course modules and a Master's thesis.
The programme has a strong emphasis on practical sessions and case-based approaches applicable for implementation at specialised companion animal clinics.
Practical sessions (wet labs) included in the Internal Medicine Master’s programme are:
- Advanced diagnostic imaging, including abdominal ultrasonography workshops.
- Endoscopy workshops (broncho-, gastroduodeno- and colonoscopy)
- Interpretation sessions of advanced CT and MRI in internal medicine
- Practical and diagnostic cytological exams including accurate sampling and advanced interpretation with regards to hematological, infectious and critical medical diseases.
The modules are each a 5 days on-site course at the University Hospital for Companion Animals, University of Copenhagen.
The modules consists of a combination of theoretical lectures, case-based workshops and practical wet-labs and are divided into
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Endocrine and Urological Diseases
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Diseases
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Haematological, Infectious and Critical Medical Diseases
Follow the link to read the course descriptions.
The course responsibles for the specialisation track in Internal Medicine are:
- Professor Charlotte Reinhard Bjørnvad, University of Copenhagen
- Professor Annemarie Thuri Kristensen, University of Copenhagen
- Associate Professor Lisbeth Rem Jessen, University of Copenhagen
Lecturers at the specialisation track in Internal Medicine
- Dr. Rory Bell MVB, DSAM, DipECVIM-CA FHEA MRCVS
- Dr. Jon Wray BVSc DSAM CertVC MRCVS
- Dr. Karin Allenspach
- Professor Fintan McEvoy, MVB, PhD, DVetSci, DVR, DipECVDI, University of Copenhagen
- Assistant Professor Lene E. Buelund, University of Copenhagen
- Associate Professor Peter Damborg Panduro, University of Copenhagen
As certified/specialist, you can apply for enrolment directly at the Internal Medicine specialisation track.
- From Sweden: Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Swedish known as Steg 1
- From Norway: Norwegian specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Norwegian known as Specialisering i veterinærmedisin, spesialitet smådyr
- From Finland: Finnish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Finnish known as Pieneläinsairauksien erikoiseläinlääkäri
- From Denmark: DVA in Small Animal Diseases, in Danish known as certificeret fagdyrlæge i sygdomme hos hunde og katte.
Anne Marie Fog Larsen is a student at the internal medicine specialisation track. Read her testimonial about CACS and the specialisation track here.