Advanced small animal ultrasound - finding the small parts

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Two days

Course Format: A combination of lectures and guided practical scanning sessions

Course Outline

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This course may run again in the future. To register your interest please contact us.

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The covered topics are practically relevant, good choice, good selection of canine patients.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Finding small parts in the abdomen – adrenals, lymph nodes, pancreas
  • Ultrasound of the neck – larynx, thyroid, parathyroid and lymph nodes
  • Doppler ultrasonography – evaluating abdominal vasculature with focus on the hepatic vessels, introduction to the shunt hunt
  • Tissue sampling – fine needle aspiration and biopsy techniques
  • Review of the larger abdominal organs focusing on sticky points – pylorus, ureters and ureterovesical junction
About this course

We are hoping to run this course on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th November 2021. Being mindful of current UK Government public health advice about the risk of COVID-19 being spread through close contact, we are unable to take registrations for onsite courses currently. In the meantime if you are interested in attending this course please contact us and we will email you as soon as this course is bookable.

Do you want to advance your ultrasound skills to broaden the use of ultrasonography in your practice?

This course will support the small animal practitioner interested in ultrasonography to take their small animal ultrasound skills to the next level.

The course will help to refine scanning techniques for advanced applications in the abdomen and neck. To get the most from this course participants should have attended other ultrasound courses and be reasonably confident in their basic ultrasound skills in evaluating the larger abdominal organs – liver and gallbladder, spleen, kidney, urinary bladder and gastrointestinal tract.

Why do this course?
The course will help you to utilise your ultrasound unit to optimise image quality and give you the confidence to broaden the use of ultrasonography in your practice.


Randi Drees, PhD DipACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology) DipECVDI add RadOncol PGCertAP MRCVS
Associate Professor in Diagnostic Imaging and Head of Service
The Royal Veterinary College

Francisco Llabres-Diaz, DVR DipECVDI PGCertVetEd MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging,
The Royal Veterinary College

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