Erasmus Program - Small Animal Medicine (dog & cat)

Coordinator: Dr. Sofie Bhatti DVM, PhD (Sofie.Bhatti@UGent.be)
Department of Medicin & Clinical Biology of Small Animals

Period:

  • 12 weeks in the Autumn semester (September - December).
or
  • 12 weeks in Spring semester (February - May)

Depending on the period (Autumn, Spring), some variation in the program is possible!

 

Clinical training (clinics):

  • Hospitalisation / Intensive care unit 2 weeks (day-shift)
  • Internal Medicine 1 week
  • Surgery 1 week
  • Anaesthesiology 1 week
  • Medical Imaging 1 week
  • Hospitalisation / Intensive care unit 1 week (night-shift)
  • Cardiology 1 week
  • Pathology 1 week
  • 1 week combination clinic
    • Dermatology (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
    • Opthalmology (Thursday)
    • Ethology (Friday)
  • 1 week combination clinic
    • Dermatology (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
    • Stomatology (Thursday)
    • Ethology (Friday)
  • Neurology 1week

Practical training:

  • Surgery:
    • Practical training suture techniques
    • Practical training gastro intestinal surgery
    • Practical training urogenital surgery
    • Ovari(ohyster)ectomies / castration of feral cats
  • Medical imaging
    • Practical training radiology
    • Practical training ultrasonography

Case discussions:

  • At the end of the clinical training week ‘internal medicine’ the student should prepare and present a clinical case
  • Between 8 and 9 o’clock during the clinical training week ‘medical imaging’, case discussions will take place (min 3-4 days/week)

Evaluation of the student:

  • Permanent evaluation (on a weekly basis) per clinical training week

Number of incoming students:

  • 4 students per semester can follow this program