Beginner’s Guide to Ultrasound

Course Duration: 1 Day
User Skill Level: Beginner*
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
Location: miEducation Training and Resource Centre, Guelph ON

Upcoming Dates: 
February 3, 2024
June 16, 2024

September 8, 2024
October 19, 2024
December 7, 2024

*Enhance your learning experience and sign up for  FAST: Intro on the same weekend!

About this one-day workshop:

Looking to enhance your veterinary clinic with an ultrasound machine, but not sure where to begin? Whether it's getting familiar with the basics or optimizing the images, the Beginner's Guide to Ultrasound is perfect for you.

Our one-day lecture and wet lab covers everything you need: from understanding the physics, terminology, and patient prep, to scanning organs in dogs and cats and discussing the benefits and limitations of ultrasound.

The lecture is followed by a wet lab where experienced ultrasound technicians will show you how to scan sedated pets. It's the perfect opportunity to experience hands-on guidance and learn about this powerful diagnostic tool. See you in the classroom! 

Who should attend?

This course is intended for DVMs and RVTs that are new to ultrasound and want to learn more about it. Previous scanning experience is not necessary, however, general knowledge of small animal abdominal anatomy and clinical pathologies is helpful. 

Meet your instructor:

Carolyn Bennett graduated from the 2-year Veterinary Technician program at Centralia College in 1982.  After graduating, she worked at various veterinary hospitals in Ontario. In 2002 she began working in the Diagnostic Imaging department at the Ontario Veterinary College. In her role as a DI technician, she performed small animal ultrasound, small and large animal radiographs as well as small and large animal CT. She perfected her ultrasound skills with the guidance of board-certified radiologists. She took numerous courses to perfect her imaging skills including travelling to Milwaukee to become proficient at CT. Carolyn became the lead hand of the DI department, assuming other administrative and supervisory roles while continuing in her technician duties.

During her time at OVC she did some part-time weekend work going into clinics to teach ultrasound and hands-free radiology. She has lectured at the OAVT conference and McMaster University.

For the past 12 years she has worked for MiEducation. Originally the work was as an ultrasound instructor at bootcamps. After leaving OVC in 2021, she became more involved with MiEducation and now travels across Canada teaching ultrasound, created the Beginners Guide to Ultrasound lecture which is now part of the MiEducation curriculum, assists with FAST and hands-free radiology as well as being the Education Coordinator for MiEducation.  

In her spare time Carolyn enjoys tennis, golf, and gardening. She is an avid birder and is actively involved with bird conservation groups. Her happy place is in a forest with a pair of binoculars in hand.