Veterinarians must continue their training to adapt to new developments in this field”

Dermatology is possibly the specialty within pet veterinary medicine that is most frequently encountered in daily clinical practice. 
Because of this, and taking into account its importance, the program of this Postgraduate Diploma has been developed by a highly-regarded veterinary teaching team in Veterinary Dermatology.

The combination of experience, both theoretical and practical, allows the veterinary professional to develop, first hand, specialized knowledge to carry out a good diagnosis and treatment of dermatological diseases from the theoretical point of view, with the latest developments and scientific advances and from the extensive practical experience of all teachers.  The combination of a great team of interrelated teachers is what makes this Postgraduate Diploma unique among all those offered in similar training.

The topics developed in the Postgraduate Diploma program address, with a high level of depth, the most important dermatoses of small animals, including dogs, cats and other non-traditional pets.

With this Postgraduate Diploma the veterinary professional acquires advanced knowledge of Veterinary Dermatology for daily clinical practice. The study system applied by this course provides a solid foundation in the specialized knowledge of the Dermatoses Related to the Immune System.

As it is an online program, the student is not conditioned by fixed schedules, nor do they need to move to physically move to another location. All of the content can be accessed at any time of the day, so you can balance your working or personal life with your academic life.

This training is the best option you can find to specialize in Dermatology in Small Animals and make more accurate diagnoses”

This Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatoses Related to the Immune System offers you the advantages of a high-level scientific, teaching, and technological course. These are some of its most notable features:

  • Development of practical cases presented by experts in Dermatology in Small Animals. 
  • The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents with which they are created provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice.
  • Latest information on Dermatology in Small Animals.
  • Practical exercises where the self-assessment process can be carried out to improve learning.
  • Special emphasis on innovative methodologies in Dermatology in Small Animals.
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments.
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection.

This course is the best investment you can make when choosing a refresher programme to update your existing knowledge of Veterinary Dermatology"

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive training programmed to train in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem Based Learning, whereby the specialist must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise during the academic year. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts in Dermatology in Small Animals and with extensive experience. 

This training comes with the best didactic material, providing you with a contextual approach that will facilitate your learning" 

This 100% online Postgraduate Diploma will allow you to combine your studies with your professional work while increasing your knowledge in this field" 


The structure of the content has been designed by the best professionals in the Dermatology in Small Animals sector, with extensive experience and recognized prestige in the profession, backed by the volume of cases reviewed, studied, and diagnosed, and with extensive knowledge of new technologies applied to veterinary medicine.

This Postgraduate Diploma contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market" 

Module 1. The Skin as an Organ Characteristics and Diagnostic Approach

1.1. Structure and Function of the Skin

1.1.1. Epidermis
1.1.2. Dermis
1.1.3. Cutaneous Appendages
1.1.4. Hypodermis
1.1.5. Vascularization and Innervation

1.2. Dermatological Consultation

1.2.1. Material for Sample Collection
1.2.2. Material for Clinical Examination
1.2.3. Material for Complementary Tests

1.3. Relationship with the Owner

1.3.1. Objectives
1.3.2. Personalized Care
1.3.3. Allocation of Sufficient Time

1.4. Diagnostic Protocol

1.4.1. Dermatological Record
1.4.2. General Medical Records
1.4.3. Dermatological Medical Records

1.5. General and Dermatological Examination

1.5.1. Primary Skin Lesions
1.5.2. Secondary Skin Lesions
1.5.3. Clinical Patterns

1.6. Differential Diagnoses

1.6.1. Most Common Dermatosis
1.6.2. Least Common Dermatosis

1.7. Complementary Diagnostic Tests

1.7.1. Skin Scraping
1.7.3. Hair Brushing
1.7.4. Adhesive Tape
1.7.5. Imprint
1.7.6. Cultivation Methods
1.7.7. Skin Biopsy

1.8. Skin Cytology

1.8.1. Sample Collection
1.8.2. Processing and Staining
1.8.3. Interpretation

1.9. Cutaneous Histopathology

1.9.1. Inflammatory Patterns
1.9.2. Atrophic Patterns
1.9.3. Neoplasm Patterns

1.10. Treatments Overview

1.10.1. Topical Shampoo Solution Foams Wipes

1.10.2. Systemic Oral Parenteral Route

Module 2. Allergic Dermatoses

2.1. Itching as a Basic Sign of Allergy

2.1.1. Etiopathogenesis of Pruritus
2.1.2. Differential Diagnosis of Pruritis 

2.2. Canine Atopic Dermatitis (CAD)

2.2.1. Dermatitis Similar to Atopy (Intrinsic)

2.3. Food Allergy

2.3.1. Etiopathogenesis
2.3.2. Clinical Aspects

2.4. Allergic Flea Bite Dermatitis (AFBD) 

2.4.1. Allergic Reactions to Other Insects (Mosquitoes, Hymenoptera)

2.5. Contact Dermatitis 

2.5.1. Etiopathogenesis
2.5.2. Clinical Aspects

2.6. Eosinophilic Dermatoses in the Dog

2.6.1. Etiopathogenesis
2.6.2. Clinical Aspects

2.7. Allergy in Cats

2.7.1. Clinical Manifestations Assosicated with Pruritis in Cats
2.7.2. Allergic Flea Bite Dermatitis (AFBD)
2.7.3. Food Allergy
2.7.4. Feline Hypersensitivity Dermatitis Not to Fleas, Not to Food (Feline Atopic Syndrome)
2.7.5. Relationship Between Stress and Allergic Dermatoses in Cats

2.8. Clinical Diagnostic Protocol for Allergy

2.8.1. Clinical Aspects of Diagnostic Usefulness
2.8.2. Differential Diagnosis
2.8.3. Diagnostic Approach to an Allergic Patient Step by Step
2.8.4. Test and Diagnostic Trials

2.9. Treatment Strategies in the Allergic Animal

2.9.1. Allergen Avoidance
2.9.2. Hyposensitizing Immunotherapy 
2.9.3. Antipruriginal Therapy
2.9.4. Control of Infections/ Overgrowths
2.9.5. Moisturizing/Emollient Therapy 

2.10. Dermocosmetics in the Allergic Patient

2.10.1. Active Ingredients and Galenic Formulations
2.10.2. Moisturizing/Emollient Topical Therapy
2.10.3. Antipruriginal Topical Therapy
2.10.4. Shampoo Therapy

Module 3. Immune-Mediated and Autoimmune Dermatoses

3.1. Etiopathogenesis of Autoimmune Diseases

3.1.1. Types of Immunity
3.1.2. Development Mechanisms of Autoimmune Diseases

3.2. Diagnosis of Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases

3.2.1. Laboratory Methods
3.2.2. Histopathological Findings

3.3. Therapy of Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases

3.3.1. Phases of Treatement for Immune-Mediated and Autoimmune Diseases Induction Phase Transition Phase Maintenance Phase Extinction Phase

3.3.2. Immunosuppressive Drugs Azatioprina Chlorambucil Mycophenolate Mofetil Cliclofosfamide Oclacitinib Tetracycline-nicotinamide /Doxycycline Glucocorticoids

3.4. Autoimmune Diseases 

3.4.1. Pemphigus Complex Etiopathogenesis Pemphigus Complex Pemphigus Foliaceus Pemphigus Erythematosus Pemphigus vulgaris

3.4.2. Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Erythematosus (SCLEE) Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (VCLE) Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CCLE) Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Discoid Lupus Erythematosus with Facial Distribution (LEFD) Discoid Lupus Erythematosus with General Distribution (LEGD) Mucocutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (MCLE) Exfoliative Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (ECLE) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

3.4.3. Subepidermal Bullous or Blistering Diseases Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP) Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) Acquired Epidermolysis Bullosa (AEB)

3.4.4. Pigmented Autoimmune Diseases Vitiligo Uveodermatologic Syndrome

3.5. Immune-Mediated Diseases I

3.5.1. Adverse Reactions to Medications Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment 

3.6. Immune-Mediated Diseases II

3.6.1. Erythema Multiform Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment 

3.7. Immune-Mediated Diseases III

3.7.1. Steven Johnson Syndrome Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment 

3.7.2. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment 

3.8. Immune-Mediated Diseases IV

3.8.1. Juvenile Canine Cellulitis Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment 

3.8.2. Feline Plasma Cell Pododermatitis Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment 

3.9. Immune-Mediated Diseases V

3.9.1. Immune-Mediated Canine Fistulas Canine Perianal Fistulas Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment Canine Tassal Fistulas Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis 

3.9.2. Treatment 

3.10. Immune-Mediated Diseases VI

3.10.1. Vascular Diseases Etiopathogenesis Clinical Presentations Proliferative Thrombovascular Necrosis of the Ear Post-vaccinal Ischemia Dermatopathy Proliferative Nasal Arteritis Familiar Vasculopathy Diagnosis Treatment

3.10.2. Dermatomyositis. Etiopathogenesis Clinical Findings Diagnosis Treatment

Achieve professional success with this high-level training provided by prestigious professionals with extensive experience in the sector"