Ultrasound of the Equine Upper Limb, Neck, Back & Pelvis - A 2-Day Practical Boutique Course (max. 24)


Date: Fri 8th Apr 2022 - Sat 9th Apr 2022
Venue: Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
Location: Snohomish, near Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours - RACE Approved
Course Language: English
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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USD 1290.00
USD 1390.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
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USD 1230.00
USD 1320.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 2090.00
USD 2300.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) -
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USD 695.00
USD 695.00
Veterinary Student -
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USD 260.00
USD 280.00
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 11th March 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 11th March 2022
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Fri 8 - Sat 9 April 2022 - A 2-Day Practical Course

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course was developed to provide attendees with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation of the upper front- and hindlimbs, the poll, neck, withers, back and pelvis.  It is suitable for vets from equine or mixed practice who are keen to further develop their equine ultrasound expertise.  This course covers the following topics systematically and via highly illustrated lectures:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic Anatomy & Conditions of the Elbow Joint 
  • Shoulder Joint & Bicipital Bursa
  • Stifle Joint Region
  • Hip Joint
  • The Poll & Neck
  • Withers & Back
  • Percutaneous Ultrasound of the Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region
  • Transrectal Ultrasound of the Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region

The panel of internationally renowned speakers/instructors has a wealth of experience and will share common diagnostic pitfalls, erroneous image interpretations, practical tips and pearls of wisdom open and honestly with the attendees.  After lunch, 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) between both afternoons, which will provide the attendees with the opportunity to ask questions and to put their existing and newly acquired knowledge into practice, on both live horses and cadavers.  The following anatomical regions will be covered during the practical sessions, supervised by the specialists:  Shoulder joint & bicipital bursa, stifle joint region, poll & neck, withers & back, percutaneous ultrasound of hip & pelvis and transrectal ultrasound of the lumbosacroiliac region & pelvis.

The course fee includes hot lunches, 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 a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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    Mary Beth Whitcomb
    DVM, MBA, ECVDI (LA-ASSOC)

    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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    Rachel Gottlieb
    DVM

    United States

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    Dr. Rachel Gottlieb graduated from University of California-Davis in 2010 and completed an internship at Northwest Equine Performance, a referral practice near Portland, Oregon dedicated to sports medicine and performance issues in horses.  In 2012, she completed the prestigious Large Animal Ultrasound Fellowship at University of California-Davis under the tutelage of Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan.  She returned to Northwest Equine Performance as an associate veterinarian with a focus on diagnostic ultrasound and recently high power laser therapy.  NWEP is currently the only clinic in the United States offering the FP4 system high power laser therapy as a Center of Excellence.  Dr. Gottlieb was named an Associate Team Veterinarian for the United States Eventing Team, performing ultrasound evaluations prior to team selections for the World Equestrian Games in 2014.

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Course Program

 
Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

Venue

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


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 360-568-3111

Website: www.pilchuckvet.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From I-405 Northbound: Take Exit 23, Hwy 522 East, toward Monroe. Go 3 miles, exit to Hwy 9 toward Snohomish/Arlington. Go north on Hwy 9 approximately 10 miles. Take the Snohomish exit immediately after the Snohomish River bridge. Turn right at the end of the exit onto 2nd Street. Continue straight through 4 lights. Go past the clinic and turn right onto 115th Avenue SE and take the first driveway on the right.

From I-5 at Everett: Take Exit 194, Hwy 2 East, toward Snohomish. Go approximately 8 miles. Take the 88th Street SE exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right, go 0.3 miles downhill and then left onto 115th Avenue SE where the road curves. Take the first driveway on the right.

From Hwy 2/Monroe: Take the 88th St. SE exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left, go 0.3 miles downhill and then left onto 115th Avenue SE where the road curves. Take the first driveway on the right.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International airports

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

39 miles: King County International Airport - Seattle, WA

73 miles: Bellingham International Airport - Bellingham, WA

 

Domestic airports

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

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

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

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

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Snohomish Inn 

323 2nd St 

Snohomish, WA 98290 

Tel: +1 360-568-2208 

Web: www.snohomishinn.com

 

0.5 miles

$120

Best Western Cascadia Inn

2800 Pacific Ave

Everett, WA 98201

Tel: +1 425-258-4141

Web: www.book.bestwestern.com

 

6.6 miles

$122

Guest House Inn & Suites Monroe 

19103 State Route 2

Monroe, WA 98272. 

Tel: +1 360-863-1900 

Web: www.hotelinmonroewa.com

 

6.7 miles

$140

Quality Inn & Suites Everett 

101 128th St SE 

Everett, WA 98208 

Tel: +1 425-609-4550 

Web: www.hoteleverett.com

 

 9.3 miles

$100

Delta Hotels by Marriott

3105 Pine Street 

Everett, WA 98201 

Tel: +1 425-339-2000 

Web: www.marriott.com

 

9.4 miles

$109

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Everett 

131 128th Street Southwest, 

Everett, WA 98204 

Tel: +1 425-339-2000 

Web: www.ihg.com

 

9.6 miles

$122

“Great balance between theory & practical wetlabs, interesting speakers of high quality, not exclusive to specialist vets, but suitable for all.”

Folke Rohrssen, Cahir, Ireland - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course, Finland

“Good lectures, very well organized and I am very pleased with the knowledge that I gained.”

Malin K. Austnes, Wroclaw, Poland - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course

“Very user friendly, quite informal, a lot packed in two days but brilliant content. Learnt loads, and increased my confidence. Would highly recommend.”

Phil Richards, Mendip Way Equine clinic, Bristol, UK - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course

“Lots of detailed information with great correlating wetlabs and hands on learning experience.”

Michelle Wiberg, Sunrise Equine Veterinary Services, Minnesota, USA - Axial Skeleton & Upper Limb Ultrasound course

 
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