Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound – Liver, Spleen, Gastrointestinal & Urinary Tract – A 2-Day Practical Course

Teilnehmerkreis: Tierärzt:innen

Zeitraum: 31.08.2024 08:00 - 01.09.2024 - 17:00




Tiziana Liuti  DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVDI, Pg.CAP, MRCVS, FHEA  European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 

Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging, Small Animal Hospital, Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland 


Simona Morini  DVM, MRCVS 

Conultant Ultrasonographer, England


A 2- Day Practical Course 

Teilnahmegebühr: 1190 €

1190.00 CHF

Programm 31.08.2024 08:00 - 01.09.2024 - 17:00


DUOVet AG, Säriswil, Heidmoosweg 19

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own dog(s). Please let the VetPD Team know if you would like to bring your own.


This 2-day practical course covers how to systematically and thoroughly examine the abdomen of dogs and cats ultrasonographically and how to identify and evaluate the different organs.  It is aimed at small animal practitioners wanting to learn and increase the use of ultrasonography in their daily clinical work, motivating them to add an ultrasound examination more frequently to their diagnostic work-up of routine and emergency patients.

Over the 2 days the machine set-up and the normal ultrasonographical appearance of the large abdominal organs (liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, upper and lower urinary tracts & peritoneal space) will be discussed, as well as the most common pathologies and their ultrasonographic features. The following 7 hours of face-to-face lectures and extensive case-discussions will cover the foundations of abdominal ultrasound up to intermediate level:

  • Ultrasound Physics
  • How to get the most out of your Ultrasound Machine
  • Identifying and Examining the Liver & Spleen
  • Gastrointestinal Tract – Stomach, Small & Large Intestines
  • Upper and Lower Urinary Tract – Kidney, Bladder & Urethra
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Case-Discussions

There will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share their own experiences with the group.

Following the theory and under the supervision of the experienced instructors, the 6-7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (max. 3-4 attendees per machine and live dog) allow attendees to train and improve their own skills on how to recognize normal organs and create the best images for interpretation.  Each attendee will rotate through the following live dog stations:

  • Setting up your Machine & Scanning Techniques
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Small & Large Intestine
  • Upper Urinary Tract – Kidney & Ureters
  • Lower Urinary Tract – Urinary Bladder & Urethra

By the end of this course, the participants will be comfortable setting up their ultrasound machine, choosing the most suitable probe and competently identifying and examining the liver, spleen, entire gastrointestinal tract and the upper and lower urinary tract ultrasonographically. Attendees should furthermore be confident in differentiating normal from abnormal abdominal organ appearances.

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course note 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 limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course. 

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 21 July, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 02 August, 2024

From Bern airport (closest Airport for International Flights):

Take Aemmenmattstrasse, Viehweidstrasse, A6, A1/E25/E27 and Staatsstrasse to Heidmoosweg/Moosstrasse in Wohlen bei Bern/ Head north-east on Flugplatzstrasse for 73m/ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Route 8/ Route 8 turns slightly right and becomes Flugplatzstrasse/ Continue onto Aemmenmattstrasse for 1.3Km/ Turn left to stay on Aemmenmattstrasse/ Slight right onto Kummenstrasse/ At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Rubigenstrasse heading to Münsingen/Rubigen/ Continue onto Viehweidstrasse for 2Km/ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Viehweidstrasse/ Continue onto Belpstrasse for 220m/ Slight left onto the slip road to Bern/ Merge onto A6 (Toll road 10.1Km)/ Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 37-Bern towards Bern/Ostermundigen/Bolligen/Wankdorf/ Keep left, follow signs for Fribourg/Lausanne/Bern-Neufeld/E25/E27/A1 (Partial toll road for 2.2Km)/ Continue onto A1/E25/E27 (Toll road for 1.5Km) Take exit 36-Bern-Neufeld towards Bern-Neufeld/Bremgarten/ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Neubrückstrasse/ Continue onto Brüggbodenstrasse/ Continue onto Halenbrücke/ At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Uettligenstrasse/ Continue onto Uettligenfeldstrasse/ Merge onto Ortschwabenstrasse/ Continue onto Säriswilstrasse/ Continue onto Staatsstrasse/ Turn right onto Heidmoosweg/Moosstrasse.


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Teilnehmerbegrenzung: 30 Personen


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