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Phone: 919.513.6421
Fax: 919.513.6689
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Small Animal Ultrasound Series 2015


Program Overview

The program on Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound is designed to give veterinarians and veterinary technicians experience with diagnostic ultrasound. The lectures will focus on various abdominal organs as well as examples of abnormal cases.

This course will provide lecture and hands-on laboratories for practitioners who wish to become more competent at abdominal ultrasonography in the small animal patient. It will provide a solid foundation in ultrasound physics, anatomy and a large number of case examples. In addition, this course is designed to allow hands-on experience for the practitioner under the tutelage of experienced ultrasonographers.

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Course Registration Fee: $800

These are two-day courses; one-day registrations are not available. The fee include lunches and printed proceedings. Enrollment for each course is limited to 30 attendees, so early registration is recommended. Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing, either by mail, fax, or e-mail, by the end of early registration. A refund will be granted minus a 25% administrative fee for requests received during late registration. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.

Course Dates

Registration for all 2015 courses is now full. Contact our office to be added to the waiting list.

Registration now requires a login. Please select "Create New Account" on the registration page.

Location & Lodging

These courses will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Dr. in Raleigh, NC. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge, 1420 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, at a discounted rate To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the Ultrasound Course. The local airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU), which is approximately ten miles from the CVM. Hotel reservations must be made by three weeks prior to the course date to receive the discounted rate. For more hotels and area information visit:

Continuing Education

These courses offer 15 hours each of North Carolina Continuing Veterinary Medical Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Full attendance is required to receive total CVME credit. This program also abides by the standards of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and is part of the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) events for NC and out-of-state attendees.

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Preliminary Schedule

Saturday Schedule

Time Event
7:30 - 8:00am Registration
8:00 - 8:50am Lecture: Introduction to Ultrasound - Knobology, Application & Techniques
8:50 - 9:00am Break
9:00 - 9:50am Lecture: Organ Evaluation: Liver
9:50 - 10:00am Break
10:00am - Noon Laboratory: Basic Ultrasound Techniques - Liver, and Spleen
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 1:50pm Lecture: Organ Evaluation - Kidney and Urinary Bladder
1:50 - 2:00pm Break
2:00 - 2:50pm Lecture: Organ Evaluation - Gastrointestinal Tract
2:50 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 5:00pm Laboratory: Kidneys and Urinary Bladder, Gastrointestinal Tract

Sunday Schedule

Time Event
8:00 - 8:50am Lecture: Organ Evaluation - Spleen & Pancreas
8:50 - 9:00am Break
9:00 - 9:50am Lecture: Organ Evaluation - Small Parts: Adrenal Glands, Lymph Nodes & Prostate
9:50 - 10:00am Break
10:00am - Noon Laboratory: Ultrasound of the Adrenal Glands, Pancreas & Lymph Nodes
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 1:50pm Lecture: Case Presentations
1:50 - 2:00pm Break
2:00 - 4:00pm Laboratory: Hands-on Overview of the Abdomen

Speakers -

Dr. Eli Cohen, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Erin Keenihan, BSc, BVMS, MACVSc, MVetMed, DipECVDI, MRCVS
European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Dr. Meghann Lustgarten, DVM

Dr. Kathryn Phillips, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Gabriela Seiler, DMV, DACVR, DECVDI


Lab Instructors - Dr. Gabriela Seiler, Dr. Meghann Lustgarten, Teri Critcher, Dr. Mason Savage, Dr. Maria Evola, Dr. Kristina Simone, Dr. Kathryn Phillips, and Dr. Erin Keenihan

Animal sedation and monitoring performed by Dr. Bernard D Hansen

Animals provided by the veterinary students at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Laboratories have been reviewed and approved by the NC State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.