2020 Canine Abdominal Ultrasound Conference

February 22 – 23, 2020

Credit Hours: Up to 19 hours


This multimodal, multilevel course gives you the opportunity to start at the beginning and progress to an advanced level in one continuous program of study. There are different course options from which to choose based on your personal goals and needs.

Registration Options

1.   Basic Package (16 CE credits) This package includes of the Online Self-Study Modules, the Video Conferences, the Basic Workshop in College Station, and 1 Post course module $1700
2.  Basic Package Plus (19 CE credits) This package consists of everything in the Basic Package plus the additional 3-hour “Next Level” Workshop. $2150
3.  Self Study Online Only Package (7 CE credits) 2 Online Self-Study Modules plus a 3-hour Interactive Video Conference  $400


Online Self-Study: Two 1-hour modules allow you to study at your own pace on your own schedule. The first hour includes how to operate your machine, how the physics of ultrasonography works and how to adjust the settings on your machine (Knobology) to obtain optimal ultrasonographic images. The second hour includes proper preparation of the patient, and methods of scanning.

Interactive Videoconference (prerequisite-Online Self-Study Course): Three hours of live videoconferencing with complete two-way interaction will allow you to communicate with the instructors and your fellow registrants. The videoconference will consist of live demonstrations of abdominal ultrasonography focusing on the liver, spleen, urinary tract, and gastrointestinal tract. All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in real time during the videoconference.




Basic Workshop in College Station (prerequisite Online Self-Study and Interactive Videoconference): Now you ready to get your hand on the probe. This day and a half day conference offers 6 hours of hands-on ultrasonography workshop with 4.5 hours of classroom discussion to solidify the basic information you learned in the previous courses you took at home and expand the knowledge you learn in the hands-on laboratories. You will become comfortable identifying and examining the liver, spleen, urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract on live dogs.

The Next Level – An optional 3-hour workshop is available for participants who want to go a little deeper into abdominal ultrasonography. In this session, you will learn to identify and evaluate, in live dogs, the “smaller parts” of the abdomen, namely the adrenal glands, pancreas and lymph nodes. In addition, you will practice ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates sampling on gel phantoms.

Follow-up Modules: After the Conference weekend, complete follow-up modules to further refine your sonographic interpretation skills. These modules consist of case studies (ultrasound images and cineloops) for you to evaluate, write a diagnostic report, and receive specific instructor-written feedback on your assessment of the case

Hotel Options:

Hyatt Place: $95/night + tax

To book by phone, please call (979) 846-9800 and use the group code G-VMCU or mention the group name Canine Ultrasound.
To book online, use the following online booking link: http://collegestation.place.hyatt.com  Reservations must be made by January 24, 2020 in order to receive the discounted group rate.

Hawthorn Suites: $85/night + tax

To book by phone, please call (979) 695-9500 and use the group code CGVMCU or mention the group name Canine Ultrasound.
To book online, use the following online booking link:  https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hawthorn-extended-stay/college-station-texas  Reservations must be made by January 24, 2020 in order to receive the discounted group rate.

PROGRAM: Canine Abdominal Ultrasound 2020