Medical Ultrasound – Abdomen, Thorax, Eyes & Soft Tissues - A 1-Day Practical Course



Venue: Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, Snohomish, WA

Location:Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport)
Total Available Places: 30
Accredited CPD Hours: 6.5 CE hours
Course Language: English
Prices: (net price, no tax will be added)*
  Qualified Vet   USD265   USD590
  Student   USD55   -
  NEPA member   USD240   USD530

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 12th, 2016
* VAT (= MWST/MOMS) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all delegates when attending courses in the UK.


Sat 10. September, 2016 - A 1-Day Practical Course

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.

In cooperation with Northwest Equine Practitioners Association (NEPA)

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of NEPA spaces available.


This 1-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to develop and update their knowledge and especially their practical skills on medical ultrasound of the following anatomic region: Abdomen – GI & non-GI organs (percutaneously & transrectally), thorax, eye, jugular vein etc..  The use of ultrasound for pleural drainage, for collecting biopsy samples and when working up foals will also be discussed.

The panel of internationally renowned speakers/instructors has a wealth of experience with medical ultrasound and will share common diagnostic pitfalls, erroneous image interpretations, practical tips and pearls of wisdom open and honestly with the attendees.

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case presentations:

  • Gastrointestinal Ultrasound incl. fast localised exam in horses with colic
  • Ultrasound of non-GI Abdominal Organs
  • Ultrasound-guided Biopsy Techniques
  • Non-Cardiac Thoracic Ultrasound (incl. Pleural Drainage)
  • Ocular Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Exam of the Foal
  • Miscellaneous Medical Ultrasound – Thrombophlebitis, choke, transrectal ultrasound etc.

In the afternoons, 3 ½ hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. The following practical sessions will be covered during the course:

  • Fast localised abdominal ultrasound in horses with colic & Biopsy Techniques 
  • The complete Abdominal Ultrasound Exam
  • Thoracic & Ocular Ultrasound    

The course fee includes lunch, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

This course meets the requirement for 6.5 hours of Continuing Education in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

Anne Desrochers - DMV, Dip ACVIM
United States
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Betsy Vaughan - BA, DVM
United States
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Mary Beth Whitcomb - DVM, MBA, ECVDI (LA-ASSOC)
United States
Associate European Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging - More Info

Course Program


Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, Snohomish, WA,
11308 92nd St SE Snohomish WA 98290 ,
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Distance to airports

International airports

30 miles: Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base - Seattle, WA

39 miles: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Seattle, WA

84 miles: Friday Harbor Seaplane Base - San Juan Island, WA

94 miles: Roche Harbor Seaplane Base - Roche Harbor, WA

Domestic airports

38 miles: King County International Airport - Seattle, WA

73 miles: Bellingham International Airport - Bellingham, WA

82 miles: Westsound/WSX Seaplane Base - Orcas, WA

Local Hotels

Inn at Snohomish

323 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290. Tel: +1 360-568-2208. Website:

Distance to clinic 0.5 mile 

Rooms from $120

Holiday Inn Downtown Everett 3*

131 128th Street Southwest, Everett, WA 98204. Tel: +1 425-339-2000. Website:

Distance to clinic 6 miles                                                        

Rooms from $122

GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe 3*

19103 State Route 2, Monroe, WA 98272. Tel: +1 360-863-1900. Web:

Distance to clinic 6.7 miles                                                    

Rooms from $140

Quality Inn & Suites 3*

101 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208. Tel: +1 425-609-4550. Website:

Distance to clinic 5.8 miles                                                    

Rooms from $100

Best Western Cascadia Inn

2800 Pacific Ave, Everett, WA 98201. Tel: +1 425-258-4141. Web:

Distance to clinic 6.6 miles                                                    

Rooms from $122

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