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Small Animal Ultrasound–Intermediate

The Caribe Royale Resort | Orlando, FL

Veterinarian Course: May 19-21, 2024

24 CE credit hours (RACE approved) | $6,500

Course Description

This small animal ultrasound course provides a review of skills learned in basic abdominal ultrasound courses and provides a more in-depth training on smaller parts including adrenal glands, lymph nodes and vasculature. Workshops will incorporate evaluation of smaller parts in both the cat and dog. Lectures will cover advanced abdominal imaging including small parts and Doppler imaging in more extensive detail and basic thoracic ultrasound evaluation will be discussed. Extensive case reviews will cover abnormalities of smaller parts.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have previously attended an NAVC Institute Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound course as a prerequisite to attend this intermediate course.


Courses are still available to attend at the NAVC Institute!
Space is available in Strategic Leadership, Orthopedic Surgery, Ultrasound Intermediate, and Advanced & General Ophthalmology.
To secure your spot, please contact our team at [email protected] with your course selection.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, all attendees will:

  • Have a more thorough understanding of complex and smaller anatomical parts in the abdomen.
  • Provide more thorough understanding of ultrasound probe manipulation and orientation
  • Build upon ultrasound image manipulation and modification.
  • Introduce basic thoracic ultrasound

Course Leaders


Dr. Erin Porter is a 2007 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Immediately following veterinary school, she practiced as an ambulatory equine practitioner for 2 years, then returned to the University of Florida to complete a specialized internship focused on equine lameness and large and small animal diagnostic imaging. She subsequently completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2013. She became a faculty Radiologist at the University of Florida, Veterinary Hospitals in 2013 and was the Service Chief of Diagnostic Imaging from 2017-2022. In 2021, she became board certified as an Equine Diagnostic Imaging specialist within the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

She currently provides Diagnostic Imaging service to the University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Community Care Veterinary Specialists in Gainesville, FL and teleradiology services at Vet-CT. Her imaging interests include equine musculoskeletal imaging and small animal ultrasound. In her spare time, she enjoys jogging, yoga and spending time with her husband and two children.

Martha Moon Larson, DVM, MS, DACVR

Dr. Larson is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at the Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. She earned her veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1981, completed an internship in surgery at Animal Medical Center, and a residency in radiology at Ohio State University. She also holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University in 1986 and is a diplomate in ACVR. Dr. Moon Larson holds a special interest in imaging the pancreas and hepatobiliary system.


  • Clifford “Kip” Berry, DVM, DACVR
  • Robert Cole, DVM, DACVR
  • Robson Giglio, DVM, PhD, DACVR
  • Elodie Huguet, DVM
  • Danielle Mauragus, CVT
  • John Mattoon, DVM, DACVR
  • Lisa McElveen, LVT
  • Jeff Ruth, DVM, DACVR, DABVP
  • Jessica Vallone, DVM, MS, DAVCR

Who Should Attend?

Veterinarians who have completed NAVC Institute General Abdominal Ultrasound course at least one time and feel moderately comfortable with basic abdominal imaging but want to expand on these skills and gain proficiency in more advanced ultrasound techniques.

Recommended Supplemental Reading

  1. Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound ed. Mattoon, Sellon and Berry
  2. Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography ed Pennink and D’Anjou
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