Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasonography for Small Animal Practitioners - A 2-Day Practical Course

Small Animals

Date: Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Sun 25th Nov 2018
Venue: Dierenkliniek Venhei
Location: near Antwerp, Northern Belgium (Eindhoven or Brussels Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15
Course Language: English (with Flemish & French Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet -
EUR 890.00
EUR 980.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
EUR 845.00
EUR 930.00
SAVAB Member -
Student -
EUR 180.00
EUR 200.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 14th October 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday 26th October 2018

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.



Sat 24 - Sun 25 November 2018


This 2-day introduction course covers the basic knowledge in understanding how ultrasound images are formed and how to recognize artefacts from real pathological changes. Basic knobology and the normal ultrasonographical appearance of the large organs (liver, spleen, gastrointgestinal tract, urinary & gential tract, lymph nodes & peritoneal space) will be discussed as well as the most common pathologies and their ultrasonographical features.

Following the theory and under the supervision of the course speakers, the practical sessions allow attendees to train and improve their own skills on how to recognize normal organs and create the best images for interpretation. Thanks to the combination of theoretical and practical session, this course will provide general practitioners with the knowledge and practical skills to use ultrasound more confidently and motivate practitioners to add an ultrasound examination more frequently to their diagnostic work-up of patients.


Key Learning Objectives:

• Understand the indications and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography

• Recognize artefacts from real pathological abnormalities

• Recognize the normal ultrasonographical appearance of the large abdominal organs

• Learn to optimize images for a good interpretation

• Confidently be able to perform a basic abdominal ultrasound examination and learn to recognize abnormalities/pathology of the main abdominal organs

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    Raquel Salgüero

    Spain, United Kingdom

    European and RCVS Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging
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    Raquel Salgüero graduated from University Complutense of Madrid in 2006. After some years in general practice she did two internships in referral hospitals before starting the residency in Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) in 2012 at the University of Cambridge. In 2015 she passed her exam and became a Specialist of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.  She has worked in several referral hospitals in the UK before returning to Spain in the beginning of 2017 to be the head of Diagnostic Imaging of the Hospital Veterinario Puchol in Madrid. 

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    Veerle Volckaert

    Belgium, United Kingdom

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    Veerle Volckaert graduated from Ghent University as a Master in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She continued working at the university, doing an internship, followed by a residency at the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). She received the diploma of specialist of the ECVDI in 2015 and finished a PhD in nuclear medicine at Ghent University in 2016. Veerle Volckaert is currently working as a radiologist in the United Kingdom. 

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Dierenkliniek Venhei


Dierenkliniek Venhei
Geelsebaan 95- 97
2460 Kasterlee