Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound


Programme fact file

Programme title: Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound - Fully booked, waiting list available
Qualification: CPD hours
Start date: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Duration: 1 day 
Maximum places available: 20
Fees: £595
10% discount for online bookings (£535.50)
20% discount for alumni/associate practice online bookings (£476)
Available on weekends/evenings: No 

Programme overview

Course description

This highly interactive and practical one-day course will focus on how to get the most out of ultrasound machines, and how to image the major abdominal organs and the heart. Presentations on each body system will consider imaging techniques, normal findings and a brief overview of common pathological changes. These are followed by practical scanning sessions supported by experienced tutors. Delegates will have the chance to use a range of ultrasound machines and get plenty of opportunity to practice their technique on live dogs.

Course Code: VCPDISAU



Professor Gary England BVetMed PhD DVetMed CertVA DVR DipVRep DipECAR DipACT ILTM FRCVS

Professor Gary England is the Foundation Dean & Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

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Gary's clinical interests are small animal and equine reproduction and small animal and equine diagnostic imaging.

Programme detail

Topics to be covered

  • Setting up an ultrasound machine to optimise the image in a range of situations
  • Obtaining diagnostic images of the major abdominal organs (liver, spleen, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, kidneys, bladder)
  • Performing a basic echocardiographic examination

Learning objectives

  • The basic principles of ultrasonography and how to apply these to patient preparation and ultrasound machine use
  • Manipulation of ultrasound machine settings to optimise image quality during abdominal ultrasound examinations and echocardiography
  • Standard imaging views of the major abdominal organs, including landmarks and normal appearance
  • Basic echocardiographic views and an appreciation of the heart chambers and valves evaluated in each of these views 

Required delegate attributes

This course is designed for veterinary surgeons who are new to or have undergone limited training in ultrasonography. It will provide invaluable experience for those who are intending to or are beginning to use this technique, and those wanting to gain further experience and refine their technique. The course would also be of value to those veterinary surgeons undertaking further professional qualifications in small animal medicine or veterinary diagnostic imaging.


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The University of Nottingham,
Sutton Bonington Campus,
Sutton Bonington,
LE12 5RD


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Ruth Readyhoof (CPD Officer) 
t:   +44 (0) 115 951 6647 

Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 6647