Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

December 5-7, 2019
CE Hours: 24 
Instructor: Dr. Nathan Nelson, Eli Cohen, Dan Vanderhart,
Maria Evola, Ryan King, Clifford (Kip) Berry & Jody Lawver

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About This Course

This course is geared toward the participant that is comfortable with abdominal ultrasound and needs guidance or instruction on the more advanced diagnoses. This course not only focuses on the abdomen to discuss the use of Doppler and imaging for portosystemic shunts, but also spends time on ocular ultrasound, ultrasound of the neck and thyroid gland, noncardiac thoracic ultrasound, as well as lots of case presentations to show the application of ultrasound and how it helps to guide treatment. In this 3-day course, 12 hours is spent in the laboratory ultrasounding dogs and cats and discussing the tricks and differences between both.

Who Should Attend

The advanced ultrasound course is designed for practitioners comfortable with routine ultrasound examinations and are currently performing one to two ultrasounds per week. 


  • Date(s): December 5-7, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Imaging - Ultrasound
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Enrollment Capacity: 36
  • CE Hours: 24

Learning Objectives

  1. The participants will be able to perform a complete ultrasound examination in dogs and cats and correct any difficulties they have encountered obtaining images.

  2. The participant will learn other areas of the body amenable to ultrasound such as the eye, thyroid and thorax, excluding the heart.

  3. The participant will learn how to optimally use Doppler in the abdomen and perform vascular examinations.

  4. The participant will see a large number of case studies focusing on the application of ultrasound and its immediate use in private practice.

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Lead Instructor ...

Nathan Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR
North Carolina State University

Nathan Nelson


Maria Evola, DVM, MPH, DACVR      



Ryan King, DVM, DACVR



Jody Lawver, DVM, DACVR



Eli Cohen, DVM, DACVR



Clifford (Kip) Berry, DVM, DACVR



Daniel Vanderhart DVM, DACVR



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“Thank you- the way you break it up between lecture and lab is helpful for maintaining focus and being available to absorb new info”
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