The education consists of compulsory courses but the possibility of individual adaption is available. The courses are offered as full-time in most cases, and a big part of the training is both scheduled and compulsory, especially during the clinical courses.
The education begins with theoretical courses on animal welfare and legislation knowledge, epizootic diseases, food safety and population medicine. The outline of the training during the introductory courses primarily consists of lectures, seminars and practical assignments, individually or in groups.
During the clinical introduction course and the clinical courses, theoretical and practical training is given about animal diseases and animal healthcare based on the Swedish perspective. The clinical courses include practical clinical skills training in communication with animal owners, medical examination techniques and training in the ability to independently handle patients and initiate treatments based on Swedish standards and in accordance with Swedish legislation. Species included in the education are mainly dogs, cats, horses, ruminants (cattle), small ruminants (sheep and goats), pigs and to some extent poultry.
The education ends with training in veterinary public health and applied epidemiology and epizootiology.
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