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The School foresees the activation every year of a new triennium. The first (2019-2022 three-year period) and the second year (2018-2021 three-year period) are currently active. The activation of the next three years for the 2020-2023 academic year is not foreseen.

The Specialist in Pathology and Clinics of Companion Animals must develop adequate theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of diagnosis and treatment of diseases of companion animals. The course of study has duration of 3 years with compulsory attendance to theoretical lessons, practices and vocational training.

The qualification required for admission (after exam test) is Degree in Veterinary Medicine based on Italian laws. In addition it is mandatory to hold a Licence to practice in Veterinary Medicine based on Italian laws (after exam test).

The teachers of the School are recruited from the staff of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Milan. The School can make use of external scientific and didactic competences, recruiting from other Italian or abroad Academic teachers, or no academic teachers with high specialization (European College, PhD) through a specific public evaluation. (contract professors)

The training objectives of the School of Specialization in Pathology and Clinics of Companion Animals are as follows:

Basic educational objectives: learning of in-depth knowledge of physics, biochemistry, physiology and topographical anatomy.

Objectives of general training: feeding, breeding and hygiene; provide all theoretical skills propaedeutic need for epidemiological evaluation and correct approach of the clinical cases.

Elective courses chosen by the student are useful for the acquisition of specific and advanced knowledge in the field of small animal diseases. Depending on the teaching staff and structural skills available, the School will be able to activate one or more highly specialized training courses in different disciplines such as: internal medicine, surgery, imaging and anesthesia, analgesia and pain therapy. The choice is made by single student hoping for a distribution of 2 students for elective activity.

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