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Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound

Fee: $5,100 (lodging and meals included)*

32 CE credit hours (RACE approved)

* Prices increase after March 31, 2019.

Course Description

Due to popular demand, we’re offering two courses running concurrently, covering the same material. When you register, please indicate your preferred course:

  • Group 1: Sunday – Wednesday
  • Group 2: Monday – Friday

Imagine spending an entire week learning all you want to know about abdominal ultrasound, with training by internationally-renowned, ACVR boarded radiologists with a passion for teaching. Designed for beginners through advanced learners, this course provides a solid foundation for exploring and mastering the fundamentals of abdominal diagnostic ultrasound in dogs and cats. Instructors will present didactic material in a friendly and engaging atmosphere to encourage your interaction. The small group setting means you’ll receive unparalleled hands-on scanning time of focused objectives as well as tailored instruction addressing your specific needs and goals.

“We have been teaching this course together for a number of years and we believe we have the best course in small animal abdominal ultrasound in the world. Come and be a part of this experience and take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.”

– John Mattoon, DVM, DACVR

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Learning Objectives

After completing this program, you will have:

  • Developed the technical ability to perform a complete abdominal ultrasound examination.
  • Gained a working knowledge of the various disease processes amenable to diagnostic abdominal ultrasound and appreciate important limitations.
  • Learned to appreciate the appearance of normal organs, variations in normal anatomy and the importance of anatomic landmarks in diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Have the skills to obtain the best images possible by demonstrating competency of ultrasound instrumentation.

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Course Leaders

Clifford “Kip” Berry, DVM, DACVR

Course Leader - Kip BerryClifford “Kip” Berry, DVM, DACVR, research interests are broad, with over 90 scientific publications. He is known for his interest in physiological imaging, thoracic imaging and diagnostic ultrasound and is coeditor of the Textbook of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine. He has taught and served as course leader for several different courses at the NAVC Institute. His passion is for teaching and clinical research related to multiple imaging modalities within veterinary medicine. He has won a number of teaching awards including the teacher of the year award from the graduating senior class at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (2015) specifically for his devotion to the teaching of clinical ultrasound in small animals. Dr. Berry is a courtesy professor at the University of Florida and serves as a staff radiologist at VSH of the Carolinas.

John Mattoon, DVM, DACVR

Course Leader - John MattoonJohn Mattoon, DVM, DACVR, attended Oregon State and Washington State Universities, earning the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1984. Following two years in private practice, he entered a radiology residency at the University of California, Davis, achieving American College of Veterinary Radiology Diplomate status. Dr. Mattoon has practiced private specialty radiology and has been on faculty at the University of California, Davis. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at Washington State University. Dr. Mattoon is well known for his interest in diagnostic ultrasound and is co-editor and author of Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Additional Instructors

  • Erin Porter, DVM, MS, DACVR Christopher Lamb, MA, VetMB, MRCVS, DACVR, DECVDI, FHEA
  • Martha Moon Larson, DVM, MS, DACVR
  • Jeff Ruth, DVM, DACVR

Recommended Supplemental Reading

  1. Mattoon J. and Nyland T., Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound, 3rd ed., Elsevier- Saunders, 2015. 2.
  2. Penninck D and d’Anjou M. Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasound, 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

Course notes for Small Animal Ultrasound will only be available in digital format.

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