Small Animal Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound – Adrenal Glands, Pancreas, Lymph Nodes, Vascular System & Reproductive Tract – A 2-Day Practical Course

Sat, 08 March, 2025 - Sun, 09 March, 2025


Small Animal


DUOVet AG, near Bern

Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 26 January, 2025

Registration Deadline

Fri, 07 February, 2025




Diagnostic Imaging

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Industry Partners


Veterinary Partners


Attendees are encouraged to bring their own dog(s). Please let the VetPD Team know if you would like to bring your own.


This 2-day practical course was created for small animal practitioners with knowledge and practical experience with small animal ultrasound of the large abdominal organs (liver, spleen, GI & urogenital tracts) who want to take their skills to the next level.  Vets will learn how to examine the adrenal glands, pancreas, accessible lymph nodes, vascular system and reproductive tract, enabling them to perform a complete and comprehensive abdominal ultrasound exam.

The 7 hours of interactive lectures and case-discussions will focus on how to perform a systematic and complete ultrasonographic exam of the entire abdomen and how to identify the following structures and differentiate between normal and abnormal ultrasonographic appearances:  

  • Adrenal Glands & Pancreas
  • Commonly Identifiable Lymph Nodes – Jejunal & Medial Iliac
  • Commonly Identifiable Vessels – Aorta, Caudal Vena Cava & Portal Vein
  • Male & Female Reproductive Tracts
  • Fine Needle Aspirates, Ultrasound-Guided Biopsies & Cystocentesis Techniques
  • Common Artefacts
  • Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound Case-Discussion

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout the lectures and practical sessions, making this course highly interactive.

The 6-7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (max. 3-4 attendees per machine and live dog) will allow the attendee to train the different aspect of the abdominal ultrasound exam beyond the large abdominal organs on live dogs under the close supervision of the highly experienced instructors:

  • Adrenal Glands
  • Pancreas
  • Commonly Identifiable Lymph Nodes
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Reproductive Tract
  • Fine Needle Aspirates, Ultrasound-Guided Biopsies & Cystocentesis Techniques

By the end of this course, the participants will be comfortable and confident in identifying and examining the adrenal glands, pancreas, accessible lymph nodes, vascular system and reproductive tract and in differentiating normal from abnormal abdominal appearances.

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, 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 limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

Simona graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Milan, Italy in 1994.
She has worked for more than 20 years in Small Animal practice as clinician and sonographer consultant in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She is also NAVLE boarded (2013) and took the ECFVG main certification in 2014.
She had been involved in Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease research projects publishing numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.
Simona is now working as sonographer in multiple referral hospitals and universities in the UK and has been working as instructor in national and international ultrasound courses since 2005.

Dr.Liuti graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Camerino in 2001, Italy. In 2003, she was appointed as a ECVDI resident in Diagnostic Imaging, at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Since 2008, she is working as a Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging, at the University of Edinburgh. 
She is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, including residents enrolled in the ECVDI Diagnostic Imaging Residency programme, small and large animal track. 

Dr.Liuti is an ECVDI Diplomate and she defended her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, on the morphological assessment of paranasal sinuses and teeth in the horse with the use of computed tomography. She is Pg.CAP and FHEA. 
Dr.Liuti is author of multiple international publications in ultrasound and Computed Tomography, small and large animal. Her main interest is ultrasound in small animal, Computed Tomography small and large animal (equine).

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DUOVet AG, Säriswil, Heidmoosweg 19

From Bern airport (closest Airport for International Flights):

Take Aemmenmattstrasse, Viehweidstrasse, A6, A1/E25/E27 and Staatsstrasse to Heidmoosweg/Moosstrasse in Wohlen bei Bern/ Head north-east on Flugplatzstrasse for 73m/ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Route 8/ Route 8 turns slightly right and becomes Flugplatzstrasse/ Continue onto Aemmenmattstrasse for 1.3Km/ Turn left to stay on Aemmenmattstrasse/ Slight right onto Kummenstrasse/ At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Rubigenstrasse heading to Münsingen/Rubigen/ Continue onto Viehweidstrasse for 2Km/ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Viehweidstrasse/ Continue onto Belpstrasse for 220m/ Slight left onto the slip road to Bern/ Merge onto A6 (Toll road 10.1Km)/ Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 37-Bern towards Bern/Ostermundigen/Bolligen/Wankdorf/ Keep left, follow signs for Fribourg/Lausanne/Bern-Neufeld/E25/E27/A1 (Partial toll road for 2.2Km)/ Continue onto A1/E25/E27 (Toll road for 1.5Km) Take exit 36-Bern-Neufeld towards Bern-Neufeld/Bremgarten/ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Neubrückstrasse/ Continue onto Brüggbodenstrasse/ Continue onto Halenbrücke/ At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Uettligenstrasse/ Continue onto Uettligenfeldstrasse/ Merge onto Ortschwabenstrasse/ Continue onto Säriswilstrasse/ Continue onto Staatsstrasse/ Turn right onto Heidmoosweg/Moosstrasse.


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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1415.23

USD 1305.53

Lectures Only

USD 707.62

USD 707.62

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1343.92

USD 1239.70

Lectures Only

USD 674.70

USD 619.85

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 707.62

USD 707.62

Lectures Only

USD 356.55

USD 356.55

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 142.62

USD 131.65

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 285.24

USD 263.30

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