Orthopaedic Radiography & Comparative Imaging for Advanced Practitioners

Date: Fri 27th Oct 2023 - Sat 28th Oct 2023
Venue: Tierklinik Leimental
Location: near Basel, Northern Switzerland (Basel or Zurich Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours
Course Language: English (German & French Moderation)
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet -
CHF 1390.00
CHF 1530.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
CHF 1320.00
CHF 1455.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
CHF 2300.00
CHF 2610.00
Veterinary Student -
CHF 280.00
CHF 310.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) -
CHF 770.00
CHF 770.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 17th September 2023
Registration Deadline: Friday 29th September 2023

* 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.


Fri 27 – Sat 28 October 2023 – A 2-Day Practical Course



This two-day practical course was developed for practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine radiography/radiology who are keen to acquire helpful tips and tricks to further develop their skills in the field of equine musculoskeletal imaging.  The equine diagnostic imaging clinicians will discuss each anatomic region by comparing radiography with other complementary imaging modalities accessible to equine practitioners (up and foremost ultrasound, but also MRI & CT) through which additional information can be gained.  The panel of world-renowned specialists will share common technical pitfalls, practical tips and tricks, erroneous image interpretations and pearls of wisdom openly and honestly with the attendees through lectures, practical sessions and extensive case-discussions.  The use of comparative imaging as part of the prepurchase examination will also be discussed.

As part of the 9 hours of case-discussions and x-ray wetlabs on live horses attendees will get plenty of opportunities to further their radiography skills at the following stations:

  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Foot, Pastern & Fetlock
  • Ultrasound of the Heel Bulb & Pastern on live horses
  • Specific Views of the MC/MT, Carpus & Tarsus on live horses
  • Ultrasound of the Suspensory Ligament Origin – FL vs. HL
  • Specific Views for Elbow, Shoulder & Cranial Ribs on live horses
  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Stifle on live horses
  • Ultrasound of the Stifle Joint    
  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Neck & Back on live horses
  • Foot, Pastern & Fetlock Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions
  • MC/MT, Carpus & Tarsus Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions
  • Elbow, Shoulder & Stifle Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions
  • Hip & Pelvis Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions                                                 

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee / tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures-Only ) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures, Case Discussions & Practical Sessions ).

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:   B-EP.3; CE.4; CE.6; CE.7; CE.15; CE.17; C-VDI.4; C-VDI.5


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    Annamaria Nagy
    PhD, Dipl.ACVSMR, Dipl.ECVSMR

    United Kingdom

    American & European in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Annamaria qualified in 2004 in Hungary. After two internships at Dubai Equine Hospital and the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, UK, she completed a residency in equine diagnostic imaging at the University of Bristol. She then worked as an equine orthopaedic clinician at the Animal Health Trust for nearly a decade. Annamaria was awarded an RCVS Fellowship for her thesis on magnetic resonance imaging of the carpus and proximal metacarpal region and a PhD for her work on epidemiology of eliminations from international endurance rides. In 2016 Annamaria became a Diplomate of the American and in 2018 the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also an RCVS Specialist status in Equine Sports Medicine. Annamaria has published over 25 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been a speaker at national and international conferences. She is currently an associate professor at Equine Clinic of the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest and has a special interest in advanced orthopaedic imaging, including MRI and standing CT.

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    Jonathon Dixon
    BVetMed, MVetMed, Dipl.ECVDI, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Jonathon qualified from the Royal Veterinary College and following a short period working in Egypt for a charity veterinary practice joined Rainbow Equine Hospital as an intern for 18 months, where he developed an interest in advanced imaging, in particular CT and MRI. Jonathon then completed a 3-year senior clinical training scholarship (residency) at the Royal Veterinary College in Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging before returning to Rainbow. In January 2017 he became a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.  He has particular interests in CT imaging of the head and neck, and MRI of the distal limb.

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    Ana Boado
    DVM, Dipl. ACVMSR, Dipl.ECVSMR, Cert Es (Orth), MRCVS


    European and American Specialist in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine)
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    Ana qualified from the University of Madrid (Complutense), Spain in 2001 and went on to perform an internship at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. After spending some time in ambulatory equine practice, she did a residency in Equine Orthopaedics at the University of Edinburgh. She became certificate in Equine Orthopaedics in 2008 and a Diplomate of the American (2016) and European (2019) College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Ana works as a consultant in Equine Orthopaedics and imaging for private clinics and referral hospitals as well as in first opinion practice in sports Medicine, lameness diagnosis and management of sports horses, especially dressage. Ana has published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary Journals and lectures regularly in CPD lectures. 

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Course Program

Tierklinik Leimental


Tierklinik Leimental
Gewerbestrasse 4
CH-4105 Biel-Benken


Distance from Basel Airport: approx. 13.8 km

Distance from Zurich Airport: approx. 96.7 km


Please visit the clinic website to calculate your route: www.tierklinik-leimental.ch/kontakt

Local Hotels

Hotel Rynach                                  

Brunngasse 3, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 712 11 22. Email: info@hotelrynach.ch

Distance to clinic 5.4 km               

Rooms from CHF118

Hotel Sonne                                    

Untere Kirchgasse 1, 4147 Aesch. Tel: +41 61 751 17 72. Email: achermann@sonneaesch.ch

Distance to clinic 7.9 km               

Rooms from CHF120

Hotel Gempenblick            

Bodenmattstrasse 1 - 5, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 715 90 20. Email: info@gempenblick.ch

Distance to clinic 5.9 km               

Rooms from CHF120

Hotel Reinacherhof                       

Im Reinacherhof 177, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 716 94 16. Email: info@hotel-reinacherhof.ch

Distance to clinic 7.9 km               

Rooms from CHF135

Hotel Eremitage                             

Gartenweg 2, 4144 Arlesheim. Tel: +41 61 701 54 02. Email: info@eremitage.ch

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from CHF135

Hotel Ochsen                                  

Ermitagestrasse 16, 4144 Arlesheim. Tel: +41 61 706 52 00. Email: hotel@ochsen.ch

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from CHF175

Hôtel Jenny                            

84, rue de Hégenheim, 68220 Hagenthal le Bas, Frankreich. Tel: +33 389 68 50 09. Email: Reception@hotel-jenny.fr

Heidy SCHOCH-VON ARX - Bed & Breakfast 

Chez Heidy, Passwangstrasse 28, 4153 Reinach (BL). Tel: +41 61 711 21 53. Website: www.chezheidy.com

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from €90

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“Compared to other CE courses I have attended, VetPD was highly practical and full of information that can be used on a daily basis. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and offered personalized guidance for each attendee during the wet labs. " 

Sarah Cates, Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital, WI, USA