Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science (Ophthalmology)

The Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science is a 60 ECTS postgraduate education targeted small animal veterinarians seeking continuing professional development.

The master's programme consists of 4 basic courses, 3 advanced specialisation courses, and a master's project.

The courses are designed with a minimum of physical attendance. Each course requires 5 or 6 consecutive days at the University Hospital for Companion Animals at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Call opens: 1 October 2024
Application deadline: 1 May 2025

Specialisation in Companion Animal Ophthalmology

Improve your level of expertise, advanced diagnostic work-up, treatment strategies and specialised surgical procedures in companion animal ophthalmology.

The programme is taught by highly qualified international and national specialists and faculty in the field of companion animal ophthalmology.

The course modules aim to provide the students with evidence-based theory and practical training relevant for companion animal ophthalmic diseases.

There is a strong emphasis on practical wet labs and case-based approaches applicable for direct implementation in specialised companion animal practice.


Practical sessions (wet labs) included in the Ophthalmology specialisation are:

  • Workshop on ophthalmic examinations
  • Workshops on ocular retinoscopy, electroretinogram and electrodiagnostic procedures
  • Workshops on ocular ultrasound, gonioscopy, histology, cytology, and histopathology
  • Workshop on exotic animals
  • Workshop on aqueous/vitreal paracentesis, retrobulbar nerve blocks and enucleation
  • Workshop on emergency ocular surgery, eyelid laceration and tarsorrhaphy




NB: If you hold a Nordic certificate in Companion Animal Diseases, you may be admitted directly to the advanced courses. For more details, please consult the admission criteria.