Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop

March 27-28th 2021

Brisbane Airport Conference Centre

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 Annie Rose

Dr Annie Rose

Qualifications: BVSc(Hons) BVetBiol MVS MVSc GradCert(ClinEd) FANZCVS(Radiology)

Specialisation: Veterinary Radiologist

Annie has worked within the field of radiology for many years, both here in Australia and overseas, and has worked in teaching positions for over a decade. After completing her Masters degree and residency program at the University of Melbourne, Annie has now returned to The University of Queensland to work as a Diagnostic Imaging specialist. Annie has developed a strong interest in clinical teaching and has been teaching abdominal ultrasound for over a decade to veterinary students and practitioners.

Dr Jane Day

Dr Jane Day

Qualifications: BVSc MVS FANZCVS (Radiology) Specialist

Specialisation: Veterinary Radiologist

Jane works in a private referral practice in Perth and also does teleradiology, which includes reporting on ultrasound studies submitted by practitioners. Jane began doing echocardiography and abdominal ultrasound while in general practice and understands the joys and frustrations of scanning in this environment, and how to best advance these skills. She has extensive experience in ultrasound teaching, and has taught ultrasound workshops for over 13 years.

Dr Ann Thompson

Qualifications: BVSc MACVSc MS DIP ACVIM(SAIM)

Specialisation: Small Animal Internal Medicine

Ann loves teaching and in 2013 led the small animal medicine referral service at UQ, completed a teaching qualification and taught both veterinary technology and veterinary students. Ann re-joined VSS in 2017 to mentor in the VSS Residency Program. The only program in the country with a dedicated academic resident mentor Ann’s current areas of interest are; endocrinology, urinary tract disease, non-invasive diagnostics, and veterinary education.

What our participants say…

The workshop covered both the basics & more advances U/S techniques so it has something for people of all skill levels. Really interesting & interactive

Dr Katie King

Fantastic! Such a thorough but practical workshop. Really gave me the confidence to take these skills back to my clinic.


Super practical, with enough hands on time to really feel like my skills improved. Excellent, friendly educators who were approachable. Great value for money.

Dr Alisa Alden

The educators are leading in their field, very comprehensive notes, very interactive & personable

Dr Kristin Widderick

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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