Practical abdominal ultrasound scanning days

Key Information

CPD Hours: 8 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: 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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I feel I have greatly improved my skills and confidence in scanning

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Practical technique for:
  • - Assessing abdominal organs
  • - Ultrasound-guided aspiration and biopsy
About this course

We are unable to run this course on its scheduled date of Wednesday 14th July. We do plan to run the course on Wednesday 6th October 2021. The RVC is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all our students so we may be required to make changes to course provision depending on the COVD-19 situation in the coming year. We will therefore not require payment until we are confident the course can go ahead. Please register your interest in attending by emailing

You have been to courses, listened to lectures, watched videos and tried on your own. Now enhance your learning and come to the RVC to practise doing a basic abdominal ultrasound examination.

Many veterinarians are keen to develop their knowledge and skills in abdominal ultrasonography as it is such a useful diagnostic tool in general practice. These abdominal practical scanning days are for veterinary surgeons with limited ultrasound experience or simply veterinarians that would like to fine-tune their basic abdominal ultrasound skills. It is not aimed at practitioners with more advanced ultrasound experience. The days will be entirely devoted to scanning – there will be no lectures or course notes and participants will be expected to have attended an introductory/beginners CPD course (from any suitable CPD provider, not just the RVC) previously where the basics of ultrasound theory were discussed and techniques demonstrated or have some practice in performing abdominal ultrasound examinations.

Why do this course?
At the end of the course, you will have practised the techniques needed to perform a basic abdominal ultrasound and ultrasoundguided aspiration and biopsy in dogs.

These courses sell out fast so book early to avoid disappointment.

Book offer:  As a registered delegate on the Practical abdominal ultrasound scanning day we are offering the opportunity to purchase Pete Mantis' Practical small animal ultrasonography: Abdomen book with a 25% discount. Usually selling for 78€ RRP (£68 approx.), you can purchase the book for £55 (when picked up on the day of the course, £60.45 (including 1st class P&P to a UK address) or £57.90 (including 2nd class P&P to a UK address). To order your book, please click on this link .

Please note if you want purchase the book but live outside the UK, please contact the CPD Unit on 01707 666865 or to get P&P costs.

For more information on the book, please see Practical small animal ultrasonography: Abdomen


Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Dick White Referrals
Honorary Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Nottingham University

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