Abdo-Cardabra! Small Animal Basic Ultrasound - Gormanston - 13th November 2020

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Course information

This one-day course is aimed at veterinary surgeons with little experience of diagnostic ultrasound and those who feel they could get much more from their ultrasound machine for both basic abdominal and basic echocardiography.

The day will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, with emphasis on getting as much  hands-on time as possible. Topics covered will include basic ultrasound physics and machine setup, indications for abdominal ultrasonography, practical ultrasonography of the liver and gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder and GI tract. Indications for  echocardiography and equipment needed, the basic echocardiographic 2D views and their interpretation.


Learning Objectives

  • Basic ultrasound physics – understand how it all works and know the limitations
  • Get to know the machine, what to do with all the buttons and how can they help us
  • Indications – why and when to use ultrasound in practice
  • A logical approach – perform a methodical abdominal ultrasound exam
  • The normal abdomen – specific information on each of the organ systems to be examined (liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder and GI tract)
  • Why and when to use echocardiography in practice
  • A logical approach – how to perform a basic, right-sided echo exam
  • Identify normal abnormal
  • Put it into practice – get stuck in!



The day will be informal and relaxed with maximum time for hands-on learning.

Arrive for tea and coffee from 9.00am, ready to begin the lecture at 9.30am. We’ll aim to finish the day by 5.30pm. This will count for 6 hours of CPD.

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 delegates so book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Course notes, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Requirements on the day
You will need to bring a subject to scan with you, preferably a dog. If you cannot do this, please contact us before booking. 
You can bring your own machine with you to use, but this is not essential as there will be plenty of machines to practice on. Please let us know if you are bringing your own machine. 



13th November 2020



Chris Linney, BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS



IMV imaging

Unit 2, Block 3, 
City North Business Campus, 
Gormanston, Co. Meath, 
K32 ER81,


CPD Points

6 hours CPD/10 CVE points for day



IMV imaging customers IE: £400 / €460 plus VAT
Non-IMV imaging customers IE: £450 / €500 plus VAT 


For pre-paid or complimentary course places organised with our Account Managers, please contact [email protected] or complete our booking form online.


For any other booking or payment enquiries please contact [email protected].

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3. Your Animals

We do require a minimum of 4 dogs to run the ultrasound courses.

If you cannot bring any dogs, please call us on +44(0)1506 460 023 to discuss your booking.

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Above prices include VAT.

Please contact [email protected] before proceeding with payment if you have a complimentary course place or discount to apply to your booking.

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