FAST Intro

(for vets & techs who don't do FAST!)

Course Duration: 1 day
User Skill Level: Beginner/Novice
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: miEducation Training and Resource Centre, Guelph ON

Upcoming Dates:
February 4, 2024
March 24, 2024


May 5, 2024
Sept. 22, 2024
December 8, 2024

*Enhance your learning experience with us!  Sign-up for a Beginner’s Guide to Ultrasound or a Scan Day on the same weekend!

About this one-day lecture and lab workshop:

Join us for a FAST-paced one-day workshop and master the basics of performing fast scans of the thorax and abdomen. In just five quick assessments, learn how to evaluate abnormal fluid and air and guide effective treatment. Perfect for the trauma patient or the medically unwell, our ultrasound-guided Fast scans can be easily incorporated into a routine physical exam. With little preparation needed and flexible patient positioning, these scans are an efficient and effective assessment tool that you can master with no prior ultrasound experience. Don't miss this opportunity to take your medical skills to the next level.

Who should attend?

Clinicians and general veterinary practitioners who are novice or beginning to use ultrasound as a routine assessment tool in their day-day practice.

Note: this workshop is NOT a pre-requisite for POCUS with Dr. Boysen and Dr. Chalhoub.

Meet your instructor:

Gabby Swanton graduated from R.V.T. program at Centralia College and after 4 years in a busy emergency hospital, found her way to the Ontario Veterinary College.  During her 25 years on staff at the OVC, Gabby enjoyed a number of different positions but found her true passion while part of the Diagnostic Imaging Department as an instructor and in ECC as a Triage technician.  She has since been able to carry all of her experience gathered at the College into a successful teaching career.