AbdoPLUS: a step further in small animal abdominal ultrasound-Staffordshire-27th September 2018

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Course information


A one-day course aimed at veterinary surgeons now comfortable performing basic abdominal examinations and would now like to learn how to take their skills to the next level. The day will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, aiming to give as much hands-on time as possible.

Topics covered will include ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands, pancreas and lymph nodes. An introduction to basic colour flow Doppler use in abdominal imaging will also be included.

 Course objectives:

  • Get comfortable with the GI tract – including stomach, small intestine and large intestine
  • Where to find the adrenal glands and what to expect
  • Learn where to locate the pancreas and what to expect
  • Locate and examine major vessels and abdominal lymph nodes
  • Put it into practice – the hands-on bit!

Equipment and Facilities

BCF Technology will provide all the necessary ultrasound equipment.
**Please note that because of the difficulty providing animals for scanning, delegates are kindly requested to bring a friendly dog with them for the duration of the day. It is important that the dogs can be clipped as appropriate for a complete abdominal ultrasound exam.**


The day will be informal and relaxed with maximum time for hands-on learning. Arrive for tea and coffee from 8:30am, ready to begin the lecture at 9am. We’ll aim to finish the day by 4.30pm. This will count for 6 hours of CPD. Places are limited to a maximum of 12 delegates so book your place early to avoid disappointment. Course notes, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

08:30 – 09:00 Registration, tea and coffee
09:00 – 10:15 Lecture
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 10:45 Demo/lecture: GI tract & adrenal glands
10:45 – 12:30 Practical session
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 13.30 Demo/lecture: Pancreas & major vessels
13.30 – 14:30 Practical session 
14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 15:00 Demo/lecture: Abdominal lymph nodes
15:00 – 16:30 Practical session



27th September 2018


Sally Griffin BVSc CertAVP Dip ECVDI MRCVS RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging


Rodbasten College
Rodbaston Drive,
ST19 5PH


BCF customers UK:£395+VAT
Non-BCF customers UK:£450+VAT

CPD Points

6 hours CPD/10 CVE points for day

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We do require a minimum of 4 dogs to run the ultrasound courses. If you cannot bring any dogs, please call us on +44(0)1506 460 023 to discuss your booking.

New Customer £ 450 Existing Customer £ 395

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