Trifecta Perfecta – Ultrasound of the Stifle, Suspensory Ligament & Distal Extremity – A 2-Day Practical Course


Date: Fri 21st Feb 2020 - Sat 22nd Feb 2020
Venue: Animal Imaging
Location: Irving, near Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 Hours (RACE Approved)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 495.00 USD 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 470.00 USD 1035.00
Student USD 100.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 250.00 USD 550.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 1860.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1530.00 -
TEVA member USD 440.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 10th January 2020
Registration Deadline: Thursday 20th February 2020

* 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 21 - Sat 22 February 2020 - A 2-Day Practical Course

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



This course focuses on regions that trouble us most: the stifle, suspensory ligament and distal extremity (pastern & coffin joint). Dr. Whitcomb will showcase her approach to each region, highlighting nuances to improve your ability to detect injuries. In the stifle, we will take an in-depth look at ultrasound of meniscal injuries, including the limitations of arthroscopy and new advances in stifle imaging.  Equine radiologist, Dr. Beth Biscoe, will take it one step further and share lessons learned from advanced imaging to improve ultrasound technique. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced ultrasonographers but will benefit veterinarians at all levels. The 8 hours of wetlabs in true small-groups (2-4 vets per machine) under the supervision of experts will provide an ideal environment to learn how to maximize the utility of ultrasound to produce images you can rely on. 

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    Mary Beth Whitcomb

    United States

    Associate Member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Dr. Whitcomb graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1996 and then completed an internship at Las Colinas Veterinary Clinic, an equine referral hospital in Irving, TX before studying injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses at the JD Wheat Orthopedic Research Lab as a post-graduate researcher at UC Davis.  Dr. Whitcomb’s career path was ultimately defined by her fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound & Cardiology which she completed in 1999 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.  Most recently, she returned to the classroom and received her MBA degree at UC Davis in 2013.  Dr. Whitcomb has been faculty at UC Davis since 1999 where she is a Professor within the Large Animal Ultrasound Service.  This service has since trained 10 ultrasound fellows of their own, including 3 with faculty positions at veterinary schools, 4 that obtained radiology or surgery residencies and others that now provide ultrasound consulting services in private practice.  Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent presenter at regional and national veterinary conferences on diverse topics relating to equine ultrasonography.  She draws upon 17 years of teaching experience as a dedicated ultrasonographer to deliver unique presentations that simulate the ultrasound examination.  Dr. Whitcomb has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals with a particular focus on the use of ultrasound to diagnose upper limb lameness in horses.

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    Betsy Vaughan
    DVM, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Vaughan joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2006 after completing a 2-year residency in Large Animal Ultrasound at UC Davis.  Her interests include equine musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation and equine and livestock abdominal imaging.  She greatly enjoys teaching and is an avid instructor both in the clinic at UCD and at continuing education seminars across the country.  Dr. Vaughan is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a 1-year internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL.

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    Beth Biscoe
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVR

    United States

    American Specialist in Radiology
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    Dr. Biscoe received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and a Master of Science degree (Veterinary Sciences) from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She did her diagnostic imaging residence at Washington State University from July 2011 to July 2014 and obtained Diplomate status in September 2014. Prior to her radiology residency, she completed fellowship training with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb at the University of California, Davis in large animal ultrasound.ew up on a dairy farm in Virginia and likes to spend her
    free time horseback riding, cooking and hiking with her dogs and husband, Kyle.

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“Excellent overview of mid-distal ultrasound with very informative speakers and plenty of hands on learning, to compliment the lectures.”

Attendee, United States - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb and Stifle for Equine Practitioners course

“Very informative. Loved having the instructors demonstrate and then assist us. Great ratio of attendees/ultrasound machines/instructors. Great quality machines too.”

Kristen Hampshire, Sierra Valley Large Animal Vet Services, Chilcoot USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course

“Very good course. Exactly what I, as a practitioner, can use tomorrow when I go back to work.”

Josh Harper, Clover Valley Veterinary Services, Port Orchard, USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course

“An excellent opportunity to learn new skills with top notch professional and patient teaching. Thank you!”

Jamie Doerr, Doerr To Door Veterinary Services LLC, Orlando, USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course