Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science

Specialisation in Companion Animal Neurology

Postponed until further notice.

The Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science consists of 4 common courses, a specialisation track of 3 courses, and a master's project.

Modern companion animal veterinary practitioners are continuously met with higher demands and expectances to level of expertise, advanced diagnostic work-up, treatment strategies and specialised surgical procedures. The Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science is a postgraduate education targeted small animal veterinarians seeking Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The Companion Animal Neurology specialisation is a 2-year specialisation track consisting of 3 course modules and a master's project. The programme has a strong focus on advancing the participants understanding of pathogenesis, diagnostic options, therapeutic possibilities and disease control with regard to conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous system of animals.


Before you can start on a specialisation track, you must complete the 4 courses, which are common for all the specialisation tracks. If you hold a Nordic certification, you may be admitted directly to the specialisation track of your choice. For more details, please consult the admission criteria.




Upon completion of the specialisation in Companion Animal Neurology, you will gain:

  • Advanced understanding of the principles underlying the clinical presentation and investigation of common diseases and syndromes affecting the central and peripheral nervous system in companion animals.
  • Clinical expertise and practical professional skills targeting the clinical diagnostic approach to companion animal neurological patients, including the detection and localization of lesions in the central and peripheral nervous system.
  • Advanced level of knowledge, skills and competences of when to use and how to assess neurodiagnostic tests such as e.g. Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination (collection, preparation and cytology) – and how to combine test results with clinical findings to form a diagnostic conclusion.
  • Experience and advanced level expertise in therapeutic planning and rehabilitation of companion animal neurological patients.