|Date:||Sat 2nd Mar 2019 - Sun 3rd Mar 2019|
|Venue:||Equine Performance Center|
|Location:||Ocala, FL (Orlando Intl or Tampa Intl Airport)|
|Accredited Hours:||15 Hours (RACE Approved)|
|Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*||
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 17th February 2019|
|Registration Deadline:||Friday 1st March 2019|
* 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.
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:
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.
Associate Member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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.Full details
American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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.Full details
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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.Full details
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 2016
Great practical knowledge that I can immediately put to use in my everyday practice.
Krystyna Stoffel, Stoffel Equine Veterinary Services, Minnesota, USA.
Axial Skeleton & Upper Limb Ultrasound course 2016