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Sep
8
Sun
Veterinary Scan Day
Sep 8 all day

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Veterinary Scan Days are one-day ultrasound review workshops. Participants can expect to spend the day scanning sedated patients, working closely with our team of OVC Radiology specialists, reviewing and performing the scanning protocols and procedures originally introduced during Ultrasound Bootcamp. Class sizes are strictly limited in order to provide the one-on-one, in depth instruction you are looking for. Scan only workshops are held throughout the year are designed to supplement and provide extra practice between Ultrasound Bootcamp sessions, or for those that just want some additional training or scanning experience.

Who should attend a Veterinary Ultrasound Review Workshop?

  • You have taken Bootcamp Part 1 and want extra practice time before you attend Part 2.
  • You have had some previous ultrasound training, but feel you need a little help perfecting your skills.
  • You took Bootcamp Part 1 and 2 with us, but it was a few years ago and now you would just like to review the lab lessons and boost your confidence.
Sep
27
Fri
Veterinary Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 1 @ Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Ctr
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all day

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Our Bootcamps are fast paced, hands-on and extremely effective. Bootcamps are divided into Bootcamp Part 1 (intro) and Bootcamp Part 2 (advanced). By combining didactic and hands-on wet labs, the entire Bootcamp program is designed to cater to all skill levels. You will enhance the skills you already have, or learn something entirely new for your practice!

Part 1: Introduction to Companion Animal Abdominal Ultrasound

In this course participants will learn how to perform a full abdominal ultrasound including liver, spleen, urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands and lymph nodes.  Participants will also be given the guiding principles and techniques for ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsies and an opportunity to practice these techniques in the lab using a phantom.  The objectives of the course are:

  • To provide the participants with a foundation in how to perform a complete ultrasound examination and how to appropriately document the study for submission to a radiologist.
  • Understand the indications for and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography
  • Be able to perform ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy

The course is designed for both the beginner and those who may have scanned before but would like a refresher.

Oct
6
Sun
Veterinary Scan Day
Oct 6 all day

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Veterinary Scan Days are one-day ultrasound review workshops. Participants can expect to spend the day scanning sedated patients, working closely with our team of OVC Radiology specialists, reviewing and performing the scanning protocols and procedures originally introduced during Ultrasound Bootcamp. Class sizes are strictly limited in order to provide the one-on-one, in depth instruction you are looking for. Scan only workshops are held throughout the year are designed to supplement and provide extra practice between Ultrasound Bootcamp sessions, or for those that just want some additional training or scanning experience.

Who should attend a Veterinary Ultrasound Review Workshop?

  • You have taken Bootcamp Part 1 and want extra practice time before you attend Part 2.
  • You have had some previous ultrasound training, but feel you need a little help perfecting your skills.
  • You took Bootcamp Part 1 and 2 with us, but it was a few years ago and now you would just like to review the lab lessons and boost your confidence.
Oct
18
Fri
Veterinary Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 1 @ Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Ctr
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all day

Register Now

Our Bootcamps are fast paced, hands-on and extremely effective. Bootcamps are divided into Bootcamp Part 1 (intro) and Bootcamp Part 2 (advanced). By combining didactic and hands-on wet labs, the entire Bootcamp program is designed to cater to all skill levels. You will enhance the skills you already have, or learn something entirely new for your practice!

Part 1: Introduction to Companion Animal Abdominal Ultrasound

In this course participants will learn how to perform a full abdominal ultrasound including liver, spleen, urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands and lymph nodes.  Participants will also be given the guiding principles and techniques for ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsies and an opportunity to practice these techniques in the lab using a phantom.  The objectives of the course are:

  • To provide the participants with a foundation in how to perform a complete ultrasound examination and how to appropriately document the study for submission to a radiologist.
  • Understand the indications for and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography
  • Be able to perform ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy

The course is designed for both the beginner and those who may have scanned before but would like a refresher.

Oct
27
Sun
Beginners Guide to Ultrasound
Oct 27 all day

Register Now

  • 1-Day ultrasound workshop and wet lab designed to introduce ultrasound theory and practical use in clinical applications
  • Limited class size for low student:teacher ratio.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • OAVT approved

DVM's and RVT's will find this 1-day workshop helpful in understanding the basics of scanning, and using ultrasound in a clinical setting.

Ultrasound is becoming a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Learning to properly use an ultrasound machine is very important in order to maximize the usage of this tool in practice. This 1-day lecture and wet lab will teach basic ultrasound physics, the components of an ultrasound machine, artifacts, how to properly prepare a dog or cat, and how to scan all the organs within the abdomen. This course is intended for DVM's, RVT's, and any other healthcare professional that are new to ultrasound and diagnostic imaging. Previous scanning experience is not necessary, however, general knowledge of small abdominal anatomy and clinical pathologies is helpful.

When the ultrasound beam interacts with tissue it can react in a variety of ways. These interactions can also cause artifacts. These artifacts can either be beneficial or detrimental to the image. Recognizing and appreciating these interactions will be discussed in the lecture as well as learning how to recognize artifacts.

All ultrasound machines possess the same knobology and it is important to learn these in order to optimize the quality of your image. It is also important to learn the terminology used in ultrasound.

You will learn how to scan all organs within the abdomen will be discussed and normal vs abnormal findings will be shown with clinical studies. Some abdominal appearances are characteristic of certain diseases and these also will be observed and discussed.

Case studies will be presented of common ultrasound findings that may be seen in the small animal veterinary practice. There will also be some less common, but extremely interesting, cases presented that show abdominal organ changes ultrasonographically.

After the lecture we will take a short break and then proceed to the wet lab. Dogs and cats will be sedated and full abdominal scans will be performed by all participants.

Scanning notes will be provided

Veterinary Scan Day
Oct 27 all day

Register Now

Veterinary Scan Days are one-day ultrasound review workshops. Participants can expect to spend the day scanning sedated patients, working closely with our team of OVC Radiology specialists, reviewing and performing the scanning protocols and procedures originally introduced during Ultrasound Bootcamp. Class sizes are strictly limited in order to provide the one-on-one, in depth instruction you are looking for. Scan only workshops are held throughout the year are designed to supplement and provide extra practice between Ultrasound Bootcamp sessions, or for those that just want some additional training or scanning experience.

Who should attend a Veterinary Ultrasound Review Workshop?

  • You have taken Bootcamp Part 1 and want extra practice time before you attend Part 2.
  • You have had some previous ultrasound training, but feel you need a little help perfecting your skills.
  • You took Bootcamp Part 1 and 2 with us, but it was a few years ago and now you would just like to review the lab lessons and boost your confidence.
Nov
8
Fri
Veterinary Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 1 @ Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Ctr
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all day

Register Now

Our Bootcamps are fast paced, hands-on and extremely effective. Bootcamps are divided into Bootcamp Part 1 (intro) and Bootcamp Part 2 (advanced). By combining didactic and hands-on wet labs, the entire Bootcamp program is designed to cater to all skill levels. You will enhance the skills you already have, or learn something entirely new for your practice!

Part 1: Introduction to Companion Animal Abdominal Ultrasound

In this course participants will learn how to perform a full abdominal ultrasound including liver, spleen, urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands and lymph nodes.  Participants will also be given the guiding principles and techniques for ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsies and an opportunity to practice these techniques in the lab using a phantom.  The objectives of the course are:

  • To provide the participants with a foundation in how to perform a complete ultrasound examination and how to appropriately document the study for submission to a radiologist.
  • Understand the indications for and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography
  • Be able to perform ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy

The course is designed for both the beginner and those who may have scanned before but would like a refresher.

Nov
10
Sun
Veterinary Scan Day
Nov 10 all day

Register Now

Veterinary Scan Days are one-day ultrasound review workshops. Participants can expect to spend the day scanning sedated patients, working closely with our team of OVC Radiology specialists, reviewing and performing the scanning protocols and procedures originally introduced during Ultrasound Bootcamp. Class sizes are strictly limited in order to provide the one-on-one, in depth instruction you are looking for. Scan only workshops are held throughout the year are designed to supplement and provide extra practice between Ultrasound Bootcamp sessions, or for those that just want some additional training or scanning experience.

Who should attend a Veterinary Ultrasound Review Workshop?

  • You have taken Bootcamp Part 1 and want extra practice time before you attend Part 2.
  • You have had some previous ultrasound training, but feel you need a little help perfecting your skills.
  • You took Bootcamp Part 1 and 2 with us, but it was a few years ago and now you would just like to review the lab lessons and boost your confidence.
Nov
15
Fri
Veterinary Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 2 @ Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Ctr
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all day

Register Now

Our Bootcamps are fast paced, hands-on and extremely effective. Bootcamps are divided into Bootcamp Part 1 (intro) and Bootcamp Part 2 (advanced). By combining didactic and hands-on wet labs, the entire Bootcamp program is designed to cater to all skill levels. You will enhance the skills you already have, or learn something entirely new for your practice!

Part 2: Interpretation of Abdominal Ultrasonography in Veterinary Medicine

In this course the participants will learn the ultrasonographic appearances of common diseases of all the organ systems.  The emphasis will be how to differentiate non-specific ultrasonographic findings from those that are more specific for a given disease and determining the next appropriate diagnostic or treatment steps. The objectives of the course are:

  • To understand the ultrasonographic manifestations of disease in the major abdominal systems
  • To improve on ultrasound scanning skills through supervised practice

The course is designed for those who have either taken a previous introductory course where the basics of scanning have been covered, or have a considerable amount of previous scanning experience as the mechanics of how to conduct an ultrasound examination will not be specifically reviewed.

Nov
23
Sat
AFAST Veterinary Ultrasound – Toronto
Nov 23 all day

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Point of Care Ultrasound for Every Day Use! 

This course combines didactic and hands on training. Didactic sessions will include the evolution, indications,
tips and tricks of how to perform, and case based applications of emergency point of care ultrasound used in
small animals including.  This includes AFAST (abdominal fluid), TFAST (pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, pneumothorax), VetBlue (B lines and other peripheral lung pathology), and estimation of volume status (subjective cardiac contractility and caudal vena cava assessment) during resuscitation: all scans any general practitioner can perform!  Hands on training using live animals, cadavers and phantom models will be used to teach normal landmarks and findings,pathology and ultrasound guided centesis/catheter placement tequniques.

Highlights of learning objectives for this course include:

  • Prinicples of interpretation
  • AFAST: Evolution and pitfalls
  • Gall bladder halo and volume estimation
  • Hands-on AFAST technique normal anatomy
  • CVC index, ultrasound guided phantom IV
  • TFAST/Vet BLUE: Evolution, technique and pitfalls: pleural disease and lung ultrasound
  • TFAST/VetBlue interactive cases: lung and pleural space pathology
  • TFAST interactive cases: pericardial and basic cardiac assessment
  • Hands-on pathology for pleuralspace and BLines
    -Not the complete lesson plan-
Nov
24
Sun
Veterinary Scan Day
Nov 24 all day

Register Now

Veterinary Scan Days are one-day ultrasound review workshops. Participants can expect to spend the day scanning sedated patients, working closely with our team of OVC Radiology specialists, reviewing and performing the scanning protocols and procedures originally introduced during Ultrasound Bootcamp. Class sizes are strictly limited in order to provide the one-on-one, in depth instruction you are looking for. Scan only workshops are held throughout the year are designed to supplement and provide extra practice between Ultrasound Bootcamp sessions, or for those that just want some additional training or scanning experience.

Who should attend a Veterinary Ultrasound Review Workshop?

  • You have taken Bootcamp Part 1 and want extra practice time before you attend Part 2.
  • You have had some previous ultrasound training, but feel you need a little help perfecting your skills.
  • You took Bootcamp Part 1 and 2 with us, but it was a few years ago and now you would just like to review the lab lessons and boost your confidence.
Dec
1
Sun
Beginners Guide to Ultrasound
Dec 1 all day

Register Now

  • 1-Day ultrasound workshop and wet lab designed to introduce ultrasound theory and practical use in clinical applications
  • Limited class size for low student:teacher ratio.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • OAVT approved

DVM's and RVT's will find this 1-day workshop helpful in understanding the basics of scanning, and using ultrasound in a clinical setting.

Ultrasound is becoming a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Learning to properly use an ultrasound machine is very important in order to maximize the usage of this tool in practice. This 1-day lecture and wet lab will teach basic ultrasound physics, the components of an ultrasound machine, artifacts, how to properly prepare a dog or cat, and how to scan all the organs within the abdomen. This course is intended for DVM's, RVT's, and any other healthcare professional that are new to ultrasound and diagnostic imaging. Previous scanning experience is not necessary, however, general knowledge of small abdominal anatomy and clinical pathologies is helpful.

When the ultrasound beam interacts with tissue it can react in a variety of ways. These interactions can also cause artifacts. These artifacts can either be beneficial or detrimental to the image. Recognizing and appreciating these interactions will be discussed in the lecture as well as learning how to recognize artifacts.

All ultrasound machines possess the same knobology and it is important to learn these in order to optimize the quality of your image. It is also important to learn the terminology used in ultrasound.

You will learn how to scan all organs within the abdomen will be discussed and normal vs abnormal findings will be shown with clinical studies. Some abdominal appearances are characteristic of certain diseases and these also will be observed and discussed.

Case studies will be presented of common ultrasound findings that may be seen in the small animal veterinary practice. There will also be some less common, but extremely interesting, cases presented that show abdominal organ changes ultrasonographically.

After the lecture we will take a short break and then proceed to the wet lab. Dogs and cats will be sedated and full abdominal scans will be performed by all participants.

Scanning notes will be provided

May
16
Sat
AFAST Veterinary Ultrasound – Calgary
May 16 all day

Register Now

Point of Care Ultrasound for Every Day Use! 

This course combines didactic and hands on training. Didactic sessions will include the evolution, indications,
tips and tricks of how to perform, and case based applications of emergency point of care ultrasound used in
small animals including.  This includes AFAST (abdominal fluid), TFAST (pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, pneumothorax), VetBlue (B lines and other peripheral lung pathology), and estimation of volume status (subjective cardiac contractility and caudal vena cava assessment) during resuscitation: all scans any general practitioner can perform!  Hands on training using live animals, cadavers and phantom models will be used to teach normal landmarks and findings,pathology and ultrasound guided centesis/catheter placement tequniques.

Highlights of learning objectives for this course include:

  • Prinicples of interpretation
  • AFAST: Evolution and pitfalls
  • Gall bladder halo and volume estimation
  • Hands-on AFAST technique normal anatomy
  • CVC index, ultrasound guided phantom IV
  • TFAST/Vet BLUE: Evolution, technique and pitfalls: pleural disease and lung ultrasound
  • TFAST/VetBlue interactive cases: lung and pleural space pathology
  • TFAST interactive cases: pericardial and basic cardiac assessment
  • Hands-on pathology for pleuralspace and BLines
    -Not the complete lesson plan-