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 thePostgraduate 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 Endogenous Dermatoses Affecting Aesthetics 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
1.7.2.     Trichogram
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. Dermatoses of Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Congenital Origin: Non-inflammatory Alopecia

2.1.    Canine Hypothyroidism

2.1.1.    Pathogenesis
2.1.2.    Clinical Aspects
2.1.3.    Diagnosis
2.1.4.    Treatment

2.2.    Feline Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

2.2.1.    Pathogenesis
2.2.2.    Clinical Aspects
2.2.3.    Diagnosis
2.2.4.    Treatment

2.3.    Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

2.3.1.    Pathogenesis
2.3.2.    Clinical Aspects
2.3.3.    Diagnosis 
2.3.4.    Treatment

2.4 Hyperadrenocorticism and Diabetes Mellitus in Cats

2.4.1.    Pathogenesis
2.4.2.    Clinical Aspects
2.4.3.    Diagnosis 
2.4.4.    Treatment

2.5.    Dermatosis due to Canine Gonadal Anomalies

2.5.1.    Hyperestrogenism in Females Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis

2.5.2.    Hyperestrogenism in Males Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis Treatment

2.6.    Alopecia X and Cyclical Alopecia

2.6.1.    Pathogenesis
2.6.2.    Clinical Aspects
2.6.3.    Diagnosis
2.6.4.    Treatment

2.7.    Alopecia of Hereditary Congenital Nature

2.7.1.    Follicular Dystrophies
2.7.2.    Linked to Hair Color Pathogenesis Clinical Characteristics

2.7.3.    Not Linked to Hair Color Pathogenesis Clinical Characteristics Diagnosis Treatment

2.7.4.    Alopecia Patterns Pathogenesis Breeds and Patterns Differential Diagnosis Treatment

2.8.    Alopecia and Non-Pruritic Feline Scaly Conditions

2.8.1.    Paraneoplastic Alopecia Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis Treatment

2.8.2.    Exfoliative Dermatitis Linked or Not to Thymoma Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis Treatment

2.9.    Canine Metabolic Dermatoses

2.9.1.    Dermatosis Which Responds to Zinc Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis Treatment

2.9.2.    Hepatocutaneous Syndrome, Necrolytic Erythema Migrans Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis Treatment

2.10.    Non-inflammatory Alopecia

2.10.1.    Defluxion-Effluvium in Anagen and in Telogen Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis Treatment

2.10.2.    Alopecia Traction
2.10.3.    Pathogenesis
2.10.4.    Clinical Aspects
2.10.5.    Diagnosis
2.10.6.    Treatment
2.10.7.    Alopecia Due to Reaction to Inoculation/Application of Drugs Pathogenesis Clinical Aspects Diagnosis Treatment

Module 3. Dermatoses due to Keratinization Disorders and Psychogenic Dermatoses

3.1.    Keratinization and Sebum Secretion Disorders

3.1.1.    Canine and Feline Primary Seborrhea
3.1.2.    Idiopathic Facial Dermatitis of Persian Cats
3.1.3.    Facial Ulcerative Dermatitis of the Bengal Cat
3.1.4.    Ichthyosis
3.1.5.    Schnauzer Comedone Syndrome

3.2.    Nasal and Digital Hyperkeratosis of the Dog 

3.2.1.    Age Related Causes
3.2.2.    Secondary Causes from Other Diseases

3.3.    Hyperplasia of the Canine Tail Gland 

3.3.1.    Hormonal Influence
3.3.2.    Topical and Systemic Therapy

3.4.    Acne

3.4.1.    Canine Acne
3.4.2.    Feline Acne

3.5.    Feline Stallion Tail 

3.5.1.    Treatment Management

3.6.    Treatment of Keratinization Disorders

3.6.1.    Specific Shampoo Therapy
3.6.2.    Systemic Treatment Retinoids Vitamin A

3.7.    Pigmentation Abnormalities

3.7.1.    Genetic Hyperpigmentation Lentigo Urticaria Pigmentosa Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Hormonal Alterations Due to Drugs

3.7.2.    Hypopigmentation Albinism. Vitiligo Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Metabolic - Hormonal - Neoplastic Hypopigmentation

3.8.    Etiopathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Behavioral Disorders

3.8.1.    Etiopathogenesis of Behavioral Disorders
3.8.2.    Diagnosis of Behavioral Disorders
3.8.3.    Medical Treatment for Behavioral Disorders
3.8.4.    Non-Pharmacological Treatment for Behavioral Disorders

3.9.    Dermatoses of Ethological Origin I

3.9.1.    Tail Chasing
3.9.2.    Flank Sucking
3.9.3.    Feline Self-Induced Alopecia/Feline Head and Neck Dermatosis

3.10.    Dermatoses of Ethological Origin II

3.10.1.    Canine Acral Lick Dermatitis
3.10.2.    Others

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