Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

December 3 - 5, 2018
CE Hours: 24
Instructors: Drs. Nathan Nelson, Daniel Vanderhart,
Maria Evola, Chelsea Kunst, and Jody Lawver

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About This Course

Participants will be provided reading material that should be reviewed prior to the course to ensure maximal time for instruction. The student to instructor ratio will be 4:1 with 4 hours per day spent in hands-on laboratory and 4 hours per day focusing on advanced topic of disease presentation, case based examples, Doppler imaging and specific time spent on difficult lesions such as pancreatic and intestinal diseases. The course will be based on 2 hours of lecture in the morning followed by 2 hours of laboratory, lunch, 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory. All laboratories will use live dogs and cats that have been sedated with protocols approved by an Animal Care and Use committee.

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 3 - 5, 2018
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Imaging - Ultrasound
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Enrollment Capacity: 25 
  • CE Hours: 24

Learning Objectives

  1. The purpose of this 3-day laboratory series is to provide in-depth knowledge and adequate time to expand the sonographers skill set.

  2. The goal of this course is not to provide you the ability to make comprehensive diagnoses of disease, but rather to expand your knowledge of disease appearances while ensuring that you are conducting a complete and thorough examination that can be interpreted by either yourself or board-certified specialists.

Course Cost

$2,400 (Green Valley Ranch Hotel accommodations included in price. See below for details.)

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Lead Instructor ...

Nathan Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR
NC State Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology


Chelsea Kunst, DVM, DACVR


Maria Evola, DVM, DACVR


Jody Lawver, DVM


Daniel Vanderhart, DVM, DACVR



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Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Oquendo Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.


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  1. WVC scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
  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 ID at all times in Las Vegas.


Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052

For reservations, please contact Penny McKay, WVC Participant Experience Supervisor at 702-675-7805 or

Resort fee includes:

  • Basic daily in-room internet
  • Daily newspaper
  • Scheduled shuttle to/from McCarran International Airport
  • Admission to the exercise facility at the resort  
  • Check in 3:00p
  • Checkout: 12:00p

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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