Anders P. Jensen

Anders P. Jensen

Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science (Internal Medicine) from University of Copenhagen, 2017.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Denmark 1999.

Veterinarian at AniCura Københavns Dyrehospital (Copenhagen Animal Hospital).

Acquired new knowledge through the programme

The need for a systemic and unified approach to patients

Anders’ motivation for enrolling in the Master programme was based on the desire for obtaining new skills in the treatment of patients.

“I wanted a broader and updated theoretical knowledge and at the same time, a unified and systematic approach to my patients.”

Looking back, Anders concludes that his expectations for the programme were fulfilled:

“There was a great focus on acquiring the newest knowledge. This has given me tools that I can use in my practice and work, even now after finishing the programme. For example, structuring my approach to a case thoroughly has been a good learning for me. It is something I share with my colleagues too,” he says.

Anders experienced that after a number of years working in the field, he needed to gain new competencies.

“You cannot do or learn it all right away. The field changes, so many of the things I learnt back in the basic veterinary studies are different from what the new veterinaries are learning today. To me, it is a great privilege being able to lean back and be taught, especially when it has been so long since I was in school,” he says.

Competent lecturers have moved the practices

Behind the lectures of the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science are national and international scientists. For Anders, the international experts stood out in particular.

“On the medical part of the compulsory courses, we were taught by Professor Jane Armstrong who was fantastic. In addition, the lecturers in the internal medicine specialisation track, such as Dr. Jon Wray and Dr. Rachel Miller, were exceptional,” he says.

Since graduating the programme in 2017, Anders has been able to implement a lot of knowledge from the modules in his own practice:

“I think it is a very good programme that gave me the tools to optimize my diagnostic approach to the patients. I have had the opportunity to update myself in a relatively manageable way,” he says.

When asked if he has any good advice for possible future students, Anders says:

“To me, the whole programme was a very positive process. But as it is with everything, the more energy and work you put into it, the more you gain from it. So if you show up prepared and do your work, you will learn a lot from this programme. So I would recommend that you put as much energy as you can into this programme, so that you will get the best outcome.”

Interview from June 2020.