Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

May 23-25, 2019
CE Hours: 24
Instructors: Drs. Ryan King, Nate Nelson, Chelsea Kunst & Tony Pease

 Course Agenda

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 discussion the tricks and differences between both.


  • Date(s): May 23-25, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Imaging - Ultrasound
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Enrollment Capacity: 18
  • 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.
    In addition, the attendee count for the May course has been sent at 16. Thanks for making these adjustments to the public display.

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Lead Instructor ...

Ryan King, DVM, DACVR
Tuft University, MA



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



Chelsea Kunst, DVM, DACVR
VCA Animal Specialty Group



Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR


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    2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
    3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
    4. Plenty of sunscreen.
    5. Electronic charging device to power up.
    6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your IDa at all times in Las Vegas.

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Participant Reviews

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

“Great courses, great venue and great instructors and staff!”
Intensive Abdominal Ultrasound Participant