"A program of high scientific rigor, meticulously designed by professionals, with the most innovative and up-to-date content on the market" 

The current social need for professionals specialized in the expertise in legal proceedings requires specific training from an eminently practical perspective, and veterinary medicine is no exception. The current social need for professionals specialized in the expertise in legal proceedings requires specific training from an eminently practical perspective, and veterinary medicine is no exception. The more scientific support a legal decision has, the more justice it will impart. 

This is precisely the reason for the creation of this Postgraduate Diploma in Contentious-Administrative Veterinary Expertise, in which we count on the collaboration of authors directly related to Judicial Expertise with more than enough professional and teaching experience, experts from Schools of Legal Practice, Masters of Access to the Legal Profession, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, who have previously taught Judicial Expertise Training Courses in the Veterinary branch. 

The Postgraduate Diploma will analyze in detail all the questions that may arise for a Veterinary Graduate who intends to enter the world of expertise in Courts. The objective of this training is to take the veterinary professionals through a complete development, enabling them through a solid training to be able to intervene with judgment and responsibility in any legal proceeding to which they may be called. 

Get a complete and adequate qualification in veterinary judicial expertise and open new paths to your professional progress"

This Postgraduate Diploma in Contentious-Administrative Veterinary Expertise offers you the characteristics of a course of a high scientific, teaching and technological level. These are some of its most notable features: 

  • The latest technology in online teaching software 
  • Intensely visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents, easy to assimilate and understand 
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts 
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice 
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems 
  • Autonomous learning: full compatibility with other occupations 
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification 
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums 
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work 
  • Availability of content from any fixed or portable device with internet connection 
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the course

With a methodological design that relies on teaching techniques proven for their effectiveness, this Postgraduate Diploma in Contentious-Administrative Veterinary Expertise will take you through different teaching approaches to allow you to learn in a dynamic and effective way"

Our teaching staff is made up of professionals from different fields related to this specialty. In this way, TECH ensure that we provide you with the up-to-date training we are aiming for. A multidisciplinary team of professionals trained and experienced in different environments, who will develop the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but, above all, will put at the service of the course the practical knowledge derived from their own experience: one of the differential qualities of this training.  

This mastery of the subject is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodological design of this Postgraduate Diploma in Contentious-Administrative Veterinary Expertise. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-Learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. In this way, the students will be able to study with a set of comfortable and versatile multimedia tools that will give them the operability they need in their training. 

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning: an approach that conceives learning as a highly practical process. To achieve this remotely, we will use telepractice: with the help of an innovative interactive video system and Learning from an Expert you will be able to acquire the knowledge as if you were facing the scenario you are learning at that moment. A concept that will allow students to integrate and memorize what they have learnt in a more realistic and permanent way. 

Our innovative telepractice concept will give you the opportunity to learn through an immersive experience, which will provide you with a faster integration and a much more realistic view of the contents: “Learning from an expert""


The contents of this Postgraduate Diploma have been developed by the different experts of this course, with a clear purpose: to ensure that students acquire each and every one of the skills necessary to become true experts in this field. A complete and well-structured program that will take you to the highest standards of quality and success.

This Postgraduate Diploma in Contentious-Administrative Veterinary Expertise contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market”

Module 1. General Aspects: Causes and Functions of the Expert Evidence Legislation and Jurisprudence 

1.1. Veterinary Expertise

1.1.1. Introduction
1.1.2. Foundation of the Expert Evidence
1.1.3. Need of the Expert Evidence

1.2. Expert’s Functions

1.2.1. Introduction
1.2.2. General Functions
1.2.3. Specific Functions
1.2.4. How to Perform the Functions
1.2.5. Form of Fulfillment of Functions

1.3. Procedural Regulations Part 1

1.3.1. Introduction
1.3.2. Object
1.3.3. Need
1.3.4. Initiative

1.4. Procedural Regulations Part 2

1.4.1. Proposition
1.4.2. Admission
1.4.3. Other General Provisions

1.5. Procedural Regulations Part 3

1.5.1. Evidence Anticipation
1.5.2. Evidence Assurance

1.6. Procedural Regulations Part 4

1.6.1. Object and Purpose of the Expert’s Report
1.6.2. Contribution of the Expert’s Report
1.6.3. Conditions of the Experts
1.6.4. Judicial Appointment of Expert

1.7. Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 1

1.7.1. Introduction
1.7.2. Damage Compensation Process
1.7.3. Main Characteristics
1.7.4. Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.8. Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 2

1.8.1. Introduction
1.8.2. Proceeding for the Death of a Horse
1.8.3. Main Characteristics
1.8.4. Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.9. Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 3

1.9.1. Introduction
1.9.2. Contract Termination Process for Sick Animals
1.9.3. Main Characteristics
1.9.4. Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.10. Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 4

1.10.1.  Introduction
1.10.2. Surgical Intervention Process (Orchitectomy)
1.10.3. Main Characteristics
1.10.4. Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.11. Other Cases of Common Application in the Court of Law

Module 2. Veterinary Law Euthanasia Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine Anamnesis, Thanatology and Forensic Toxicology Veterinary Necropsy

2.1. Veterinary Law

2.1.1. Introduction
2.1.2. Importance and Division of Veterinary Law
2.1.3. Legal Veterinary Applications
2.1.4. Legal Standards and its Understanding
2.1.5. Search for Legislation and its Practical Application

2.2. Euthanasia

2.2.1. Introduction
2.2.2. Physical and Chemical Agents
2.2.3. Application in Different Animal Species
2.2.4. Euthanasia in Animal Experimentation
2.2.5. Legal Aspects of Euthanasia

2.3. Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine I

2.3.1. Introduction
2.3.2. Medical History
2.3.3. Methodology of Work at the Scene of the Event
2.3.4. In vivo Species Identification
2.3.5. Sampling of Live Animals

2.4. Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine II

2.4.1. Sampling of the Corpse
2.4.2. Species Identification (Molecular Techniques)
2.4.3. Anatomopathological Examination (Types of Pathologies)

2.5. Forensic Thanatology I

2.5.1. Introduction
2.5.2. Types of Death
2.5.3. Prodromes of Death
2.5.4. Cadaveric Phenomena
2.5.5. Data of Death

2.6. Forensic Thanatology II and Forensic Traumatology

2.6.1. Forensic Entomology
2.6.2. Forensic Traumatology
2.6.3. Lesions Contusions Injuries Fractures
2.6.4. Choking Electrocution Burns Lightning

2.7. Forensic Toxicology I

2.7.1. General Principles
2.7.2. Main Toxics of Veterinary Concern
2.7.3. General Diagnosis of Poisoning

2.8. Forensic Toxicology II

2.8.1.  Phases of Chemical-Toxicological Analysis
2.8.2. Chemical Methods
2.8.3. Instrumental Techniques
2.8.4. Quality Control of Toxicological Analysis
2.8.5. Interpretation of the Analytical Result

2.9. Necropsy

2.9.1. Introduction
2.9.2. Instruments and Specific Equipment
2.9.3. General Guidelines for Necropsy in Mammals: External Examination Examination of Organs and Body Cavities

2.10. Necropsy in Other Species: Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc.

2.10.1. Birds
2.10.2. Fish
2.10.3. Reptiles

Module 3. Disciplinary Liability of the Expert Intervention of the Veterinary Expert in Contentious-Administrative Judicial Proceedings Disciplinary Liability of the Expert

3.1. Disciplinary Liability

3.1.1. Introduction
3.1.2. Collegial Organizations
3.1.3. Professional Ethics and Deontology
3.1.4. Veterinary College Organization
3.1.5. Ethical Committees
3.1.6. International Organizations Related to the Veterinary Profession

3.2. Applicable Regulations

3.2.1. Introduction
3.2.2. Regulatory Hierarchy and Territorial Application
3.2.3. Colegial Regulations
3.2.4. Nature of the Codes of Ethics
3.2.5. Code of Ethics for the Practice of the Veterinary Profession
3.2.6. Deontological Requirements for Veterinary Experts
3.2.3. Disciplinary Infraction

3.3. Disciplinary Proceedings

3.3.1. Introduction
3.3.2. Fundamentals, Guarantees and Guiding Principles
3.3.3. Initial Phase of the Disciplinary Procedure Statutes of the General Council of Veterinarians Initiation of the Procedure
3.3.4. Intermediate Phase of the Disciplinary Procedure Statutes of the General Council of Veterinarians
3.3.5. Completion of the Disciplinary Proceeding Statutes of the General Council of Veterinarians
3.3.6. Analysis of Disciplinary Procedures of other Colleges of the Veterinary Collegiate Organization

3.4. Sanctions and Appeals

3.4.1. Type of Infractions, Minor, Serious and Very Serious
3.4.2. Sanctions
3.4.3. Prescription of Infractions and Penalties, Rehabilitation in Case of Expulsion
3.4.4. Infractions and Sanctions Specific to Veterinary Experts
3.4.5. Types of Appeals in Collegial Proceedings
3.4.6. Judicial Procedure: Contentious-Administrative Appeal

3.5. Conclusions and Jurisprudential Analysis

3.5.1. Problematic from Ethical Codes
3.5.2. The Institutional and Social Function of Codes of Ethics
3.5.3. The Legitimacy of Codes of Ethics and Collegial Disciplinary Power
3.5.4. Constitutional and Legal Support for Collegiate Disciplinary Power
3.5.5. Jurisprudential Analysis, Deontological Sanctions

3.6. Intervention of the Veterinary Expert in Contentious-Administrative Judicial Proceedings Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction

3.6.1. Nature
3.6.2. Regulatory Framework
3.6.3. Courts and Tribunals Structure
3.6.4. Competition

3.7. Contentious-Administrative Procedures

3.7.1. Introduction
3.7.2. Ordinary Procedure
3.7.3. Abbreviated Procedure

3.8. Evidence in Contentious-Administrative Proceedings

3.8.1. The Speciality of Evidence in the Contentious-Administrative Process
3.8.2. Burden of Evidence
3.8.3. Proposal for Admission
3.8.4. Means of Evidence
3.8.5. Receipt of Evidence or Taking of Evidence
3.8.6. Time of Providing Expert Reports to the Contentious-Administrative Proceedings by Experts Appointed by the Parties

3.9. The Expert Report in the Contentious Administrative Litigation

3.9.1. Introduction
3.9.2. Appointment of Expert
3.9.3. Specificities of the Expert in Contentious Proceedings
3.9.4. Expert Witness and Court-Appointed Expert
3.9.5. Judicial Assessment of the Expert Evidence Criteria of the Supreme Court on its Valuation

3.10. Asset Liability

3.10.1. Asset Liability of the Public Administration
3.10.2. Action Against the Administration and Time Limit for its Exercise
3.10.3. Basic Allocation Criteria
3.10.4. Compensable Damages, Indemnity Concepts and Possible Right of Recourse
3.10.5. Cases Arising from the Actions of Veterinarians in the Service of the Administration
3.10.6. Jurisprudential Analysis

A comprehensive teaching program, structured in well-developed teaching units, oriented towards learning that is compatible with your personal and professional life"