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Companion Animal Internal Medicine – University of Copenhagen

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

Follow the link to read the course descriptions.

Specialisation responsibles

The course responsibles for the specialisation track in Internal Medicine are:

Lecturers at the specialisation track in Internal Medicine

As certified/specialist, you can apply for enrolment directly at the Internal Medicine specialisation track.

See preapproved certifications
  • 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.

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