July 24th - 25th 2021

Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield Campus

CDP Value: NSW CPD points: 26
Other states CPD points: 16.5
VetEd CPD points: 26

Get the foundations in abdominal ultrasound you need to do more for your patients. Learn from outstanding specialist educators where the ‘see one, do one, teach one’ learning philosophy is at the core of this workshop. Gain hands on practice with the probe, locating landmarks and building a systematic approach to scanning your patients. A great machine can only be effective if the user knows how to use it.

Do you struggle with…

  • What is normal and abnormal on ultrasound?
  • Knowing what settings to change to optimise your image?
  • How to systematically approach a diagnostic ultrasound assessment?

What if you had an opportunity to practice first-hand the key techniques to successful diagnostic ultrasound?

Spend hands-on time practicing on a variety of dogs to get a solid foundation of normal ultrasound appearance. You will learn how to scan each different organ structure on multiple planes and develop skills in enhancing your diagnostic images. You’ll trace the ureters to/from the kidney, scan the length of the GIT and even locate the adrenals. Gain the skills you need to start scanning back in the clinic.

  • Hands on Practicals

  • Notes and meals included

  • Specialist educators

  • High quality ultrasound machines

  • Friendly and social

What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Ultrasound machine controls
  • Normal ultrasound anatomy
  • Systematic approach to an abdominal ultrasound
You will develop skills in :
  • Bladder and kidneys
  • Adrenal glands
  • Pancreas and lymph nodes
  • Liver and biliary tract
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Spleen
  • Reproductive tract
  • FNA techniques with jelly phantoms to practice



With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.


You will be able to offer non-invasive diagnostic options to you clients and pets. This is a great added service to you clinic and on average in just six visits you’ll have paid for the course that helped you gain that skill.


Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.

Workshop Schedule

Your Educators

Dr Sarah Davies

Dr Sarah Davies

Qualifications: BVSc MS DipACVR

Specialisation: Veterinary Radiologist

Sarah is a registered specialist in diagnostic imaging and works in private practice in Sydney with Veterinary Imaging Associates. She completed her residency training program and Masters degree at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. Sarah qualified as an imaging specialist by examination with the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2009. Since then she has enjoyed stints of teaching at the University of Adelaide and has been participating in VetPrac Ultrasound Education since 2014. Sarah's main interest areas include pyelography, interventional radiology and musculoskeletal imaging.

Amber Kenney

Qualifications: MPT, MTC, CKTP, CCRT

Specialisation: Canine Rehabilitation

Amber has been a teaching assistant teaching around the world, including Australia and Germany, at CRI since 2014, teaching Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Sports Medicine, Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, and Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She founded Paws-itive Effects K9 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in 2015, a mobile canine rehabilitation service. She lives with her husband and two rescues, Dozer, the pit bull, and Harley, the Shar-Pei/Chihuahua mix.

Anita Parkin

Qualifications: Cert IV Vet Nurse (Dip Sx & ECC) CVPP VTS (ECC & Anesth)

Specialisation: Veterinary Nursing, ECC, Anaesthesia

Anita has been a veterinary nurse for nearly 30 years. She worked in a general practice for the first 10 years and then joined Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) in 2001 as a medical and surgical nurse. For the last 10 years Anita has specialised as a surgical nurse and followed her passion for anaesthesia and pain management. VSS opened their 3rd practice in 2017 in Jindalee, and Anita currently manages this.

Cindy Grew

Qualifications: Cert IV Vet Nurse, Cert IV TAE

Specialisation: Animal Health and Education

Prior to working with B. Braun, Cindy had been a Veterinary Nurse for 7 years with 3 of those years as the practice manager for 3 hospitals, one of which was a 24-hour emergency clinic. One of her passions is caring for our Australian Native Wildlife; it was this passion that drove her to become a wildlife carer with WIRES and head up the wildlife treatment division within the clinic. Cindy still nurses on occasions as she feels this is important to keep her skills relevant.

Dr Abbie Tipler

Qualifications: BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery)

Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

Dr Abbie is a small animal veterinarian with 14 years of world-wide veterinary experience and a membership in Small Animal Surgery. She graduated from Massey University in 2004 and soon after graduation discovered her passion for small animal surgery. In 2011 she travelled to Australia to sit her Australian Memberships in Small Animal Surgery and in April 2021 completed her residency program in small animal surgery. Abbie runs the Small Animal Surgery FB discussion page with over 4000 veterinary members and is employed as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS).

What our participants say…

Great workshop. Learned a lot. Great and friendly tutors. Lots of patience.

Dr Rhoades

A really well organised, relevant and practical approach to continuing education. Very well resourced with a great practical emphasis.

Dr Jarratt

Great practical, hands on experience with perfect vet to instructor ratio to get the best out of two days of intensive learning.


Really Educational. Instantly applicable to practice. Stimulated my enthusiasm for work


Your Questions Answered

What happens if I pay and then later can’t come?

As per our workshop terms & conditions, refunds are provided (if the cancellation is in writing) up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made 45 days prior to the commencement of the workshop incur a 30% administration fee. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop are not refundable.

Can I pay off my registration fee?

Yes! We offer payment plans so registrants can pay off their fee easily. To request a payment plan, please contact [email protected].

What if I can’t attend because of COVID-19 border restrictions?

The terms & conditions will apply and you will have to make a decision 45 days prior to the workshop to receive a refund.

What happens if the workshop is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided a full refund. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you. If on-campus accommodation is organised by VetPrac, the cost of this accommodation will be forfeited.

Are there group discounts available?

Yes! If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, discounts are available. Please contact us directly to discuss groups discounts.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100 or 0411 798 165

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100
0411 798 165


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