Basic Abdominal Ultrasound

March 10-11, 2019
CE Hours: 16 
Instructor: Drs. Ryan King, Chelsea Kunst, Maria Evola,
Ruth Van Hatten, Kelsey Johnson and Scott Gregorich

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About This Course

This course is designed to provide an introduction to abdominal ultrasound.  Basic physics as well as the use of the ultrasound machine including knobology and artifacts will be presented.  Normal anatomy will be covered with case presentations to illustrate abnormalities; however, most of the course will be spent on normal anatomy to prepare participants who have minimal use of ultrasound or have just purchased an ultrasound machine and are interested acquiring skills to use it.  By the end of this course, you should have the ability to perform a complete ultrasound examination and be able to identify normal versus abnormal pathology.


  • Date(s): March 10-11, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Imaging - Ultrasound
  • Enrollment Capacity: 40
  • CE Hours: 16

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Lead Instructor ...

Ryan King, DVM, DACVR
Tufts University, MA


Instructor ...

Maria Evola, DVM, MPH, DACVR
North Carolina State University


Instructor ...

Chelsea Kunst, DVM, DACVR
VCA Animal Specialty Group


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Ruth Van Hatton, DVM, DACVR
Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine

ruth van hatton

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Kelsey Johnson
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine


Instructor ...

Scott Gregorich, DVM, MS, DACVR
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Scott Gregorich


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Participant Reviews

“I never had ultrasound before, now i feel confidence and optimistic with it”
Fransisco E Melendez Ramirez

“The instructors are amazing and so helpful!”
Sabra Amend