Master’s degree in Companion Animal Surgery
Closed for applications - only relevant for students enrolled before 2022.
Modern small animal veterinary practitioners are continuously met with higher demands and expectances to level of expertise, advanced diagnostic work-up and surgical procedures.
"The programme has given us insight in some new techniques that we have been practicing. In the first module in soft tissue surgery we were presented for techniques that I have not used in my practice and that I will consider using in the future. I found this very exciting.
Ken Lindeblad, Evidensia Faxe Animal Hospital
The small animal Surgery 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 in vivo wet labs and case-based approaches applicable for implementation at specialised Companion Animal Clinics. The daily practical sessions during all 3 modules (in vivo wet labs) in the Surgical Master’s programme include:
- Gastro-intestinal incl. sutured and stapled anastomosis
- Hepatobiliary and urinary tract surgery
- Thoracic surgery (lung lobectomy, congenital cardiac malformations)
- Fracture biomechanics, surgery and management
- Hip joint disorders including femoral head and neck excision, stabilization techniques of the hip, and total hip surgery
- Knee joint and patellar disorders including meniscectomy, arthrotomy, trochlear recession, tibial tuberosity transposition, lateral imbrication
- Surgical management of fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, oral cancer, mastocytoma, mammary cancer and reconstructive surgical techniques used for cancer patients.
Each course module is 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 in-vivo wet-labs and are divided into
Follow the link to read the course descriptions.
The course responsibles at the specialisation track in Companion Animal Surgery are:
- Professor Thomas Eriksen, University of Copenhagen
- Assistant professor, James Edward Miles, University of Copenhagen
Lecturers at the specialisation track in Surgery
- Professor, Kyle Mathews, DVM, MS, DACVS, College of Veterinary medicine, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA
- Professor, Jolle Kirpensteijn, Utrecht University and Hills Pet Food, Tobeka, Kansas, US
- Associate Professor Peter Bøttcher, DVM, DECVS
Lecturers with specialist knowledge in the field will be invited to contribute.
As certified/specialist, you can apply for enrolment directly at the Surgery 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.