Ultrasound Technician Training & Veterinarian Education

Sound-Eklin Academy of Imaging Video

Ultrasound veterinary imaging services are some of the most rewarding procedures a veterinarian can offer. Purchasing an ultrasound system does not, however, guarantee success. Only by acquiring quality technology and scanning skills will an ultrasound investment pay off. Commitment to this basic truth is what distinguishes Sound-Eklin® Academy of Veterinary Imaging.

THE INDUSTRY LEADER

Each year the Sound-Eklin® Academy of Veterinary Imaging provides more ultrasound instruction than all other vendors and North American Universities combined.

OUR GOAL FOR YOU IS SIMPLE

As a graduate of the Sound-Eklin® Academy of Veterinary Imaging, you will possess the training to perform specific ultrasound exams accurately, efficiently, and confidently.

ULTRASOUND SEMINAR

The nationwide Sound Seminar Series offers hands-on graduated course content for true basic, intermediate and advanced level education progression. Each level of training is designed to fit with the next, for optimal review without unnecessary repetition.

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INSTRUCTORS

Sound-Eklin® instructors are hand-picked board certified specialists chosen for their clinical application and ultrasound teaching experience. With low instructor to student ratios, attendees are guaranteed one-on-one attention during each hands-on scanning session.

AVAILABILITY

With over thirty courses annually, the ultrasound learning curve is realistically addressed. On-going customized training, webinar instruction and individual seminars are also available.

Ultrasound Training for Veterinarians and Technicians - Courses 2015

2015 Course Schedule

Ultrasound Training for Veterinarians and Technicians

Location Fees & Packages Map
  • Principles governing image generation
  • What, when, and why of equipment controls
  • Hands-on scanning of the “Big 5” (liver, spleen, kidneys, and bladder) and right-sided views of the heart
  • Recognition of normal organ...
January 5, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
January 6, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 5, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
March 6, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 30, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
May 31, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 6, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
July 7, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 4, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
August 5, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
September 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 3, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
November 4, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
December 6, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
December 7, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Learn pathology and differential diagnoses of common soft tissue diseases
  • Refinement of abdominal scanning techniques through hands-on instruction
  • Imaging of the more difficult organs (pancreas, adrenals, lymph nodes,...
January 7, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
January 8, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
February 6, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
February 7, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
April 21, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
April 22, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
July 8, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
July 9, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
October 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
October 13, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
December 8, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
December 9, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • A review of clinical cardiology with emphasis on; the indications and interpretation of the physical examination, ECGs and thoracic radiographs and the diagnosis, staging and treatment of common acquired heart disease in the dog and cat
  • ...
January 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
January 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
January 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
April 9, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 10, 2015 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
April 11, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:15pm
September 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
November 6, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 7, 2015 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
November 8, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:15pm

Companion to: Echocardiography Diagnostics and Clinical Utility
Cases will emphasize the evaluation of 2D and M-mode echocardiographic studies in dogs and cats.

January 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Understand the basic principles of Doppler echocardiography as it applies to color, spectral pulse wave (PW) and spectral continuous wave...

January 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
January 29, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
January 30, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
April 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 29, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 30, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
December 2, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
December 3, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
December 4, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
September 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 29, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 30, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 1 Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in dogs and cats.
January 31, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 1, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
December 5, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Review of common cardiac diseases and principles of diagnosis, staging and management with emphasis on the role of echocardiography
  • This course will be predominantly case based and attendees will be encouraged to participate in the evaluation...
February 1, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 2, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
for Trauma, Triage, and Treatment (in Veterinary Medicine)

This course will cover three practical everyday quick assessment ultrasound formats: AFAST, TFAST, and Vet BLUE (veterinary bedside lung ultrasound exam).

  • Be able to perform abdominal FAST and recognize free fluid
  • Understand the use of...
February 5, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 14, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 11, 2015 (All day)
  • This course will include group presentations of real small animal clinical soft tissue cases
  • Interpretation and discussion of initial history, physical exam and clinical findings will be followed by live scanning demos of each animal...
February 8, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 15, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course is comprised of 4 weeks of onsite training spread out over a year’s time, taking the student from a Basic to an Advanced Imaging level in both abdomen and cardiac ultrasound
  • Anatomy, Physics and Principles, Image Acquisition,...
February 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 13, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 14, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 15, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 16, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 17, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 20, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 21, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 22, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 19, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 20, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 21, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 22, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 22, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 23, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 24, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Following successful completion of all four components of this class, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Imaging
  • This veterinary training program is designed to meet the growing demand for veterinarians to become...
February 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 13, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 14, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 15, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 16, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 17, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 20, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 21, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 22, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 19, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 20, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 21, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 22, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 22, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 23, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 24, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
for Trauma, Triage, and Treatment (in Veterinary Medicine)

The course will cover three abbreviated practical everyday quick assessment ultrasound formats: FAST, TFAST, Vet BLUE

  • Understand basic ultrasound terminology, probe positioning and physics
  • Be able to perform abdominal FAST and recognize...
March 7, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 2, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 6, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 10, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Become familiar with advanced techniques to evaluate systolic function
  • Learn how spectral Doppler can be used to help assess:
    • Left ventricular filling pressures and how this relates to the diagnosis of congestive heart failure and...
March 9, 2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
March 10, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
June 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Use computer-based case studies to strengthen and consolidate echocardiographic information 
  • Gain experience with...

March 10, 2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
March 11, 2015 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • This course is taught by a medical oncologist and a clinical pathologist.
  • This course continues to develop the ability of attendees to recognize key ultrasonographic changes of major organ systems with an emphasis in formulating most likely...
March 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 29, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will cover Doppler imaging and its applications for portosystemic shunt evaluation as well as imaging non-cardiac thoracic structures, ocular, and cervical region
  • Case studies and discussions
  • Will include...
April 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
April 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
November 13, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
(in Veterinary Medicine)**
  • The main objective of this course is to enhance the participant’s skills and knowledge to utilize ultrasound in clinically relevant musculoskeletal and cervical regions
  • Review relevant normal anatomy and scanning tips for superficial...
April 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 14, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will include group presentations of real small animal clinical cardiac cases.
  • Interpretation and discussion of initial history, physical exam and clinical findings will be followed by live scanning demos of each animal
  • ...
May 2, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 17, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • This course is taught by a small animal internist and radiologist.
  • This course continues to develop the ability of attendees to recognize key ultrasonographic changes of major organ systems with an emphasis in formulating most likely...

May 3, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 4, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Expand on skills acquired in Basic and Diagnostic courses
  • Hands-on scanning only, no lecture

June 1, 2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
July 10, 2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
October 15, 2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Become familiar with the following aspects of common congenital heart defects in the dog and cat:
    • Breed predilections
    • Clinical signs and physical examination findings
    • Contrast studies (bubble studies)
      • Become familiar...
June 24, 2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
June 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
January 1, 2011 (All day)

Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 3
Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in dogs and cats.

June 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

This course will cover both thoracic and abdominal imaging, special procedures such as esophagrams and upper gastrointestinal procedures as well as how to perform these procedures.

  • Case based presentations to apply the information learned...
August 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Discussion of canine neoplasms as well as case-based discussions in canine medicine will be presented
  • Case discussions will integrate the clinical history, clinical exam findings, laboratory data, and radiographic/ultrasonographic findings...
August 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 29, 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Discussion of feline neoplasms as well as case-based discussions in canine medicine will be presented
  • Case discussions will integrate the clinical history, clinical exam findings, laboratory data, and radiographic/ultrasonographic findings...
August 30, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will cover a basic to intermediate level of the abdomen, encompassing anatomy, physics, principles, knobology, image acquisition and protocols, normals, abnormals, case studies, “what to do if” scenarios, and touch on Doppler
  • ...
September 13, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 14, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 15, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 16, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 17, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Expand on skills acquired in Basic and Diagnostic courses
  • Hands-on scanning only, no lecture

October 16, 2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
November 5, 2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

* All courses, dates and locations maybe subject to change without notice.

* CE credit hours are subject to regulatory review by state and may change without notice. Course meets the requirements for noted number of hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

Ultrasound Training for Veterinarians and Technicians - Class Registration 2014

Training Seminar Registration Form

Class Registration 2014

Please fill out the following form. All fields are required.

Confirmation for attendance to a course is based on availability. Your registration is NOT confirmation, please wait at least 3 business days for confirmation of attendance to a course as some courses may be FULL but not yet noted on the registration page. If you have not received confirmation in 3 business days you may contact the Education Department @ 760-444-8606.

* Education packages do not include Equine, DVM Imaging Program, Veterinary Technicians Imaging Program, Small Animal Ultrasound Camps of any kind, or Resident and Specialists Small Animal Ultrasound Camps.

To request and purchase a pre-pay education package please email wwoodward [at] soundeklin [dot] com

Seminar Location

Academy of Veterinary Imaging
2409 Avenue J, Suite C
Arlington, TX 76006
(800) 268-5354 opt 4

Have questions?

Please click here to contact the Academy of Imaging

Courses
Please choose one or more courses. (At least one course must be selected)
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $2,650
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package) | September 10th - 11th 2014 Classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $1485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1,485
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $750 or $1,485 both days concurrent (w/o pre-paid education package) | April 24th - 25th, November 20th - 21st 2014 Classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package) | August 20th, 2014 Classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $3,150 per week | All classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $1,500 per week | All classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $750 (w/o pre-paid education package)
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package) | February 8th - 10th, May 5th - 7th & October 13th - 15th, 2014 Classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $1485 (w/o pre-paid education package) - November 13th - 15th, 2014 Classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package) | All classes are full - Sign up not available
Course Fee: $1,485 (w/o pre-paid education package) | January 30th - 31st, March 31st - April 1st, September 29th - 30th & December 1st - 2nd, 2014 Classes are full - Sign up not available

Important Information

  • Please make sure to reserve your hotel room 30 days prior to class start date. **Please see the new amenities and lower rate offered by the Hilton Arlington Hotel on our Location and Lodging page.

Policies

(read before submitting your registration)

  • PrePay Packages will be confirmed with our records to ensure proper billing. Education Package Owners: You will be contacted for Credit Card information to reserve space in the course. There could be a surcharge for registrant no shows.
  • Confirmation is based on a first come first serve basis. Enrollment may be denied at anytime if and when maximum course registration has been met. You will receive confirmation within 3 business days from receipt of registration. Early registration is highly recommended to ensure availability.
  • Attendance will be guaranteed only after receipt of registration form and confirmation of available space.
  • All confirmed registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE. Cancellations later than three weeks or no shows may result in an assessment of a full course fee to the credit card on file or loss of course on education package. Charges will apply regardless of whether or not a current education package exists. Non-refundable course fees may not be applied towards other courses. Submission of registration indicates acceptance of policies.
  • Confirmation of your acceptance into the course, is pursuant to the above policies.
  • We accept Visa Mastercard and AMEX

 

By clicking "Submit", you agree to the above policies and terms.

Ultrasound Training for Veterinarians and Technicians - Class Registration 2015

Training Seminar Registration Form

Class Registration 2015

Please fill out the following form. All fields are required.

Confirmation for attendance to a course is based on availability. Your registration is NOT confirmation, please wait at least 3 business days for confirmation of attendance to a course as some courses may be FULL but not yet noted on the registration page. If you have not received confirmation in 3 business days you may contact the Education Department @ 760-444-8606.

* Education packages do not include Equine, DVM Imaging Program, Veterinary Technicians Imaging Program, Small Animal Ultrasound Camps of any kind, or Resident and Specialists Small Animal Ultrasound Camps.

To request and purchase a pre-pay education package please email wwoodward [at] soundeklin [dot] com

Seminar Location

Academy of Veterinary Imaging
2409 Avenue J, Suite C
Arlington, TX 76006
(800) 268-5354 opt 4

Have questions?

Please click here to contact the Academy of Imaging

Courses
Please choose one or more courses. (At least one course must be selected)
Course Fee: $790 Standard Pricing, $750 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $2,915 Standard Pricing, $2,650 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $750 Standard Pricing, $710 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $750 Standard Pricing, $710 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $790 Standard Pricing, $750 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1590 Standard Pricing, $1540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $750 Standard Pricing, $710 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $790 Standard Pricing, $750 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $750 Standard Pricing, $710 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $790 Standard Pricing, $750 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,650 Standard Pricing, $1,500 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $3,465 Standard Pricing, $3,150 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $750 Standard Pricing, $710 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $790 Standard Pricing, $750 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $750 Standard Pricing, $710 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $750 Standard Pricing, $710 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing
Course Fee: $1,590 Standard Pricing, $1,540 Sound Loyalty Pricing

Important Information

  • Please make sure to reserve your hotel room 30 days prior to class start date. **Please see the new amenities and lower rate offered by the Hilton Arlington Hotel on our Location and Lodging page.

Policies

(read before submitting your registration)

  • PrePay Packages will be confirmed with our records to ensure proper billing. Education Package Owners: You will be contacted for Credit Card information to reserve space in the course. There could be a surcharge for registrant no shows.
  • Confirmation is based on a first come first serve basis. Enrollment may be denied at anytime if and when maximum course registration has been met. You will receive confirmation within 3 business days from receipt of registration. Early registration is highly recommended to ensure availability.
  • Attendance will be guaranteed only after receipt of registration form and confirmation of available space.
  • All confirmed registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE. Cancellations later than three weeks or no shows may result in an assessment of a full course fee to the credit card on file or loss of course on education package. Charges will apply regardless of whether or not a current education package exists. Non-refundable course fees may not be applied towards other courses. Submission of registration indicates acceptance of policies.
  • Confirmation of your acceptance into the course, is pursuant to the above policies.
  • We accept Visa Mastercard and AMEX

 

By clicking "Submit", you agree to the above policies and terms.

Ultrasound Training for Veterinarians and Technicians - Courses 2014

2014 Course Schedule

Ultrasound Training for Veterinarians and Technicians

Location Fees & Packages Map
  • Principles governing image generation
  • What, when, and why of equipment controls
  • Hands-on scanning of the “Big 5” (liver, spleen, kidneys, and bladder) and right-sided views of the heart
  • Recognition of normal organ...
January 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
January 31, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 31, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
April 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
June 29, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
August 19, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 29, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
September 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
December 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:15pm
December 2, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Learn pathology and differential diagnoses of common soft tissue diseases
  • Refinement of abdominal scanning techniques through hands-on instruction
  • Imaging of the more difficult organs (pancreas, adrenals, lymph nodes,...
February 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
February 2, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
April 2, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
April 3, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
July 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
July 11, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
October 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
October 2, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
December 3, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
December 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • A review of clinical cardiology with emphasis on; the indications and interpretation of the physical examination, ECGs and thoracic radiographs and the diagnosis, staging and treatment of common acquired heart disease in the dog and cat
  • ...
February 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 6, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
April 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
May 2, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:15pm
August 6, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
November 13, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 14, 2014 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
November 15, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:15pm
  • Understand the basic principles of Doppler as it applies to the echocardiogram
  • Recognize normal and abnormal color flow Doppler
  • Recognize normal and abnormal spectral Doppler (PW and CW)
  • Become familiar with the color flow...
February 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
May 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 6, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 13, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 14, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 15, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Understand the basic principles of Doppler as it applies to the echocardiogram
  • Recognize normal and abnormal color flow Doppler
  • Recognize normal and abnormal spectral Doppler (PW and CW)
  • Become familiar with the color flow...
February 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
May 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 6, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 13, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 14, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 15, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 1 Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in dogs and cats.
February 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
February 11, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
May 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Become familiar with advanced techniques to evaluate systolic function
  • Learn how spectral Doppler can be used to help assess:
    • Left ventricular filling pressures and how this relates to the diagnosis of congestive heart failure and...
February 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
February 12, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
June 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 19, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Become familiar with advanced techniques to evaluate systolic function
  • Learn how spectral Doppler can be used to help assess:
    • Left ventricular filling pressures and how this relates to the diagnosis of congestive heart failure and...
February 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
February 12, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
June 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 19, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Following successful completion of all four components of this class, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Imaging
  • This veterinary training program is designed to meet the growing demand for veterinarians to become...
February 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 11, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 12, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 23, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 25, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 26, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 29, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 31, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course is comprised of 4 weeks of onsite training spread out over a year’s time, taking the student from a Basic to an Advanced Imaging level in both abdomen and cardiac ultrasound
  • Anatomy, Physics and Principles, Image Acquisition,...
February 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 11, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 12, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 23, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 25, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 26, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 29, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 31, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Following successful completion of all four components of this class, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Imaging
  • This veterinary training program is designed to meet the growing demand for veterinarians to become...
February 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 11, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
April 12, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 23, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 25, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
July 26, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 29, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 31, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 1, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 23, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 25, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 26, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will cover Doppler imaging and its applications for portosystemic shunt evaluation as well as imaging non-cardiac thoracic structures, ocular, and cervical region
  • Case studies and discussions
  • Will include...
March 6, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
March 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 3, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
October 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will include group presentations of real small animal clinical soft tissue cases
  • Interpretation and discussion of initial history, physical exam and clinical findings will be followed by live scanning demos of each animal...
March 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 13, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will include group presentations of real small animal clinical cardiac cases.
  • Interpretation and discussion of initial history, physical exam and clinical findings will be followed by live scanning demos of each animal
  • ...
March 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will include group presentations of real small animal clinical cardiac cases.
  • Interpretation and discussion of initial history, physical exam and clinical findings will be followed by live scanning demos of each animal
  • ...
March 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
May 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

(in Veterinary Medicine)**

This course will focus on assessing trauma cases with ultrasound and encompass:

  • Standardized "extension" of the physical exam for rapid diagnosis of life threatening abdominal and thoracic conditions
  • ...
April 23, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 20, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Expand on skills acquired in Basic and Diagnostic courses
  • Hands-on scanning only, no lecture
April 24, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
April 25, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
November 20, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
November 21, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Expand on skills acquired in Basic and Diagnostic courses
  • Hands-on scanning only, no lecture
April 24, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
April 25, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
November 20, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
November 21, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Companion to: Echocardiography Diagnostics and Clinical Utility
Cases will emphasize the evaluation of 2D and M-mode echocardiographic studies in dogs and cats.

May 3, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Become familiar with the following aspects of common congenital heart defects in the dog and cat:
    • Breed predilections
    • Clinical signs and physical examination findings
    • Contrast studies (bubble studies)
      • Become familiar...
June 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 17, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 15, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
October 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Become familiar with the following aspects of common congenital heart defects in the dog and cat:
    • Breed predilections
    • Clinical signs and physical examination findings
    • Contrast studies (bubble studies)
      • Become familiar...
June 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 17, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
October 15, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
October 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Review of common cardiac diseases and principles of diagnosis, staging and management with emphasis on the role of echocardiography
  • This course will be predominantly case based and attendees will be encouraged to participate in the evaluation...
June 19, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 20, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 23, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Review of common cardiac diseases and principles of diagnosis, staging and management with emphasis on the role of echocardiography
  • This course will be predominantly case based and attendees will be encouraged to participate in the evaluation...
June 19, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 20, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 23, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Honing your Sonographic Diagnostic Skills “Blending the Medicine with the Sonogram”
  • This course will include a two part lecture series regarding the clinical and sonographic presentations of all major organ systems in canine, feline, and ferret medicine.
  • The objective of the course is to aid the clinical sonographer to...
July 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Honing your Sonographic Diagnostic Skills “Blending the Medicine with the Sonogram”
  • This course will include a two part lecture series regarding the clinical and sonographic presentations of all major organ systems in canine, feline, and ferret medicine.
  • The objective of the course is to aid the clinical sonographer to...
July 8, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
July 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
(in Veterinary Medicine)**
  • The main objective of this course is to enhance the participant’s skills and knowledge to utilize ultrasound in clinically relevant musculoskeletal and cervical regions
  • Review relevant normal anatomy and scanning tips for superficial...
July 12, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

A practical approach to canine and feline electrocardiography. Following this comprehensive 2 day ECG course, attendees will be able to interpret clinically relevant canine and feline ECG abnormalities. This course will review the basics of ECG...

August 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

A practical approach to canine and feline electrocardiography. Following this comprehensive 2 day ECG course, attendees will be able to interpret clinically relevant canine and feline ECG abnormalities. This course will review the basics of ECG...

August 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Honing your Sonographic Diagnostic Skills “Blending the Medicine with the Sonogram”

  • This course will take the attendee from the moment the patient presents to the clinician, through the clinical workup, and culminating with the sonographic...
August 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Honing your Sonographic Diagnostic Skills “Blending the Medicine with the Sonogram”

  • This course will take the attendee from the moment the patient presents to the clinician, through the clinical workup, and culminating with the sonographic...
August 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
August 22, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Obtaining a better understanding of disease processes pertaining to felines
  • Increase skill level of hands-on scanning techniques for both the abdomen and heart
  • Learn current therapies used for treatment of feline diseases
September 10, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 11, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 2
Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in cats.

September 12, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 20, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

This course will cover both thoracic and abdominal imaging, special procedures such as esophagrams and upper gastrointestinal procedures as well as how to perform these procedures.

  • Case based presentations to apply the information learned...
September 13, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 14, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

This course will cover both thoracic and abdominal imaging, special procedures such as esophagrams and upper gastrointestinal procedures as well as how to perform these procedures.

  • Case based presentations to apply the information learned...
September 13, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 14, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • This course will cover a basic to intermediate level of the abdomen, encompassing anatomy, physics, principles, knobology, image acquisition and protocols, normals, abnormals, case studies, “what to do if” scenarios, and touch on Doppler
  • ...
September 15, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 17, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
September 19, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 3
Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in dogs and cats.

October 17, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 3
Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in dogs and cats.

October 17, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 2
Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in dogs.

October 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Companion to: Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 2
Cases will emphasize 2D, M-mode, color flow and spectral Doppler echocardiographic cases in dogs.

October 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Discussion of canine neoplasms as well as case-based discussions in canine medicine will be presented
  • Case discussions will integrate the clinical history, clinical exam findings, laboratory data, and radiographic/ultrasonographic findings...
December 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
December 6, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Discussion of feline neoplasms as well as case-based discussions in canine medicine will be presented
  • Case discussions will integrate the clinical history, clinical exam findings, laboratory data, and radiographic/ultrasonographic findings...
December 7, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

* All courses, dates and locations maybe subject to change without notice.

* CE credit hours are subject to regulatory review by state and may change without notice. Course meets the requirements for noted number of hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

Fees and Packages

For assistance, please click here to contact the Academy of Imaging

2015

Single Education Courses

 

Standard Pricing

 

Sound Loyalty Pricing

DVM Imaging Program (Certificate) - per week   $3,465   $3,150
Veterinary Technician Imaging Program (Certificate) - per week   $1,650   $1,500
Introductory Ultrasound: The Basics   $1590   $1540
Soft Tissue: Intermediate Diagnostics   $1590   $1540
Soft Tissue: Advanced Diagnostics   $1590   $1540
Basic FAST: Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma   $790   $750
Advanced FAST: Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma   $790   $750
Musculoskeletal & Cervical Ultrasound   $790   $750
Soft Tissue Clinical Case Workshop   $750   $710
Scan Only Instruction: Soft Tissue   $790   $750
Clinical Approach to Small Animal Pathology: Part 1   $1590   $1540
Clinical Approach to Small Animal Pathology: Part 2   $1590   $1540
Applied Ultrasound in Veterinary Oncology: Canine   $1590   $1540
Applied Ultrasound in Veterinary Oncology: Feline   $750   $710
Residents and Specialists Only - Soft Tissue Camp   $2,915   $2,650
Echocardiography: Diagnostics & Clinical Utility   $1590   $1540
Echocardiographic Case Study Companion Course #1   $750   $710
Advanced Echocardiography & Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 1   $1590   $1540
Echocardiographic Case Study Companion Course #2   $750   $710
Advanced Echocardiography & Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 2   $1590   $1540
Echocardiographic Case Study Companion Course #3   $750   $710
Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Congenital Heart Disease: Part 3   $1590   $1540
Echocardiographic Case Study Companion Course #4   $750   $710
Applied Echocardiography: Treatment & Management of Heart Disease in the Dog and Cat   $1590   $1540
Cardiac Clinical Case Workshop   $750   $710
Scan Only Instruction: Cardiac   $790   $750
Radiology   $1590   $1540

*Sound loyalty pricing requires the customer to have purchased their ultrasound machine from Sound.
**Standard pricing is for non-Sound ultrasound customers.

Packages

       

Getting Started (Pick 4)

       
Suggested for Veterinarians or Technicians with no ultrasound experience.        
4-course attendances within one year, available to practitioners and technicians employed by the hospital. One delegate confirmed per course. Add a $500 fee to confirm 2nd delegate registration to the same course. For each person in attendance, a course will be subtracted from the education package.        
         
Introductory Ultrasound: The Basics        
Basic FAST: Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma        
Soft Tissue: Intermediate Diagnostics        
Echocardiography Diagnostics & Clinical Utility        
Scan Only Instruction: Soft Tissue        
Scan Only Instruction: Cardiac   $3,980   $3,580
         

Becoming a Pro (Pick 6)

       
Suggested for Veterinarians or Technicians with basic to intermediate ultrasound skills.        
6-course attendances within one year, available to practitioners and technicians employed by the hospital. One delegate confirmed per course. Add a $500 fee to confirm 2nd delegate registration to the same course. For each person in attendance, a course will be subtracted from the education package.        
         
Soft Tissue: Intermediate Diagnostics        
Soft Tissue: Advanced Diagnostics        
Scan Only Instruction: Soft Tissue        
Advanced FAST: Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma        
Musculoskeletal & Cervical Ultrasound        
Echocardiography Diagnostics & Clinical Utility        
Advanced Echocardiography & Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 1        
Advanced Echocardiography & Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 2        
Advanced Echocardiography & Doppler in Congenital Heart Disease: Part 3        
Applied Echocardiography: Treatment & Management        
Scan Only Instruction: Cardiac   $5,350   $4,650
         

4 Course Pack

       
4-course attendances within one year, available to practitioners and technicians employed by the hospital. One delegate confirmed per course. Add a $500 fee to confirm 2nd delegate tregistration to the same course. For each person in attendance, a course will be subtracted from the education package.   $3,980   $3,580
         

6 Course Pack

       
6-course attendances within one year, available to practitioners and technicians employed by the hospital. One delegate confirmed per course. Add a $500 fee to confirm 2nd delegate registration to the same course. For each person in attendance, a course will be subtracted from the education package.   $5,350   $4,650
         

Sole Practitioner Package

       
Unlimited attendance for one pre-specified delegate for 18 months.   $4,680   $4,440
         

Unlimited Package

       
2 pre-specified delegates can attend an unlimited number of courses for one full year, one delegate confirmed per course. Some restrictions may apply.   $5,780   $5,480
         

Unlimited Package

       
2 pre-specified delegates can attend an unlimited number of courses for one full year. Both delegates are allowed to attend the same course for no extra charge.   $6,780   $6,440
         
We are offering reduced pricing for any One Day Lecture Only course if purchased at the same time of any of the above listed packages. These courses can also count as a course in your package, if you wish.   $399   $399
         
Should you purchase any of the One Day Lecture Only courses at any time you have an active package in progress, reduced pricing is available.   $549   $549

* Education packages do not include Equine, DVM Imaging Program, Veterinary Technician Imaging Program, or Residents and Specialists Only - Small Animal Ultrasound Camps.

** No show charge: all registrants: the course fee pertaining to that course.

2014

Single Education Courses

Education Packages

Unlimited Package: $6,290

2 pre-specified delegates can attend an unlimited number of courses for one full year. Both delegates are allowed to attend the same course for no extra charge.

Unlimited Package: $5,290

2 pre-specified delegates can attend an unlimited number of courses for one full year, one delegate confirmed per course. Add $500 fee to confirm 2nd delegate registration to the same course.

6 Course Package: $4,290

6 course attendances within one year, available to practitioners employed by the hospital. One delegate confirmed per course. Add $500 fee to confirm 2nd delegate registration to the same course. For each person in attendance, a course will be deducted from the education package.

4 Course Package: $3,290

4 course attendances within one year, available to practitioners employed by the hospital. One delegate confirmed per course. Add $500 fee to confirm 2nd delegate registration to the same course. For each person in attendance, a course will be deducted from the education package.

Sole Practitioner Package: $4,290

Unlimited attendances, one pre-specified delegate only, 18 months.

* Education packages do not include Equine, DVM Imaging Program, Veterinary Technician Imaging Program, Small Animal Ultrasound Camps of any kind, or Resident and Specialists Small Animal Ultrasound Camps.

**No show charge: All registrants: $1,485.

DVM Imaging Program

DVM Imaging Program - Veterinary Technician Training

For Veterinarians

This veterinary technician training program is designed to meet the growing demand for veterinarians to become excellent ultrasound imagers. The curriculum provides the student with both classroom and clinical laboratory experience in the field of advanced veterinary imaging. The actual program will be comprised of four one-week sessions.

*CE credit hours are subject to regulatory review by state and may change without notice. Course meets the requirements for noted number of hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

Syllabus

Course Description

The DVM Imaging Program will be divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced ultrasound techniques. During each weeklong segment the student will spend six 8-hour days at the education facility in lecture and lab. They will then return to their veterinary practice and complete the segment by working on and submitting case presentations that will be evaluated by course instructors. Credit for the course will be given after successful completion of all four segments.

Following successful completion of all four components of this class, students will receive an Advanced Imaging Certificate of Completion.

Course details

This is an in-depth course covering basic through advanced ultrasound of the abdomen and heart. The course specifically covers ultrasound physics, imaging artifacts, equipment, scan planes and imaging protocols for 2-D, M-mode and Doppler imaging, normal and abnormal abdominal and cardiac physiology, and the pathophysiology of common canine and feline diseases.

Course Rationale

Imaging modalities, specifically ultrasound, currently comprise a substantial portion of comparative medicine, laboratory animal medicine, general veterinary practice, and veterinary specialty practice. There is a need for well-educated and competent sonographers trained in advanced ultrasound that can contribute to the practice of better medicine.

Course Objectives

This course is comprised of 4 weeks of onsite training spread out over a year’s time, taking the student from a Basic to an Advanced Imaging level in both abdomen and cardiac ultrasound. Anatomy, physics, principals, image acquisition and protocols, knobology, normals, abnormals, etc…are all addressed. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Imaging…this is not an accreditation. You will have multiple written tests, and a practicum each week, as well as a large number of homework cases to do between weeks. Read further details on our website, www.soundeklin.com under the Education tab.

Skills and Competencies to be Developed or Practiced (all are essential)

Office and Hospital Procedures and Client Relations

  1. Inform clients of animal preparation for advanced imaging exams i.e., NPO, permission to shave, sedation if required, etc...
  2. Combine lab reports, x-ray results, history and physical exam information with the ultrasound information to come to an accurate interpretation of the animal’s health issues.
  3. Establish or use current clinic protocol for reading and storage of images.

Communication

  • Develop effective communication skills regarding the ultrasound interpretation.

Week 1

  1. Identify and know proper use of ultrasound probes.
  2. Sterilize and clean equipment using appropriate methods.
  3. Set up equipment for an exam.
  4. Prepare an animal for imaging exams.
  5. Position patients.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of ultrasound machine knobology.
  7. Learn and practice techniques for an abdominal ultrasound study.
  8. Recognize normal ultrasound anatomy in the abdomen.
  9. Understand basic abdominal organ physiology.
  10. Become familiar with the pathophysiology of common abdominal organ diseases in the dog and cat.
  11. Use proper labeling and measuring techniques.
  12. Demonstrate computer skills needed to have cases evaluated between teaching weeks.

Week 2

  1. Learn normal cardiac physiology and anatomy.
  2. Learn and recognize anatomy from the right and left parasternal two-dimensional echocardiographic views of the heart.
  3. Knobology:  Demonstrate setup of equipment and how to “tweak” an image.
  4. Learn pathophysiology and echocardiographic features of common acquired heart diseases in the dog and cat.
    • Canine – DCM, CVD, masses, pericardial effusion, pulmonary hypertension
    • Feline – The cardiomyopathies
  5. Learn and practice right and left-sided views of the heart.
  6. Learn M-mode and practice image acquisition and measurement and interpretation.
  7. Learn and practice techniques for the complete abdominal and 2-D/M-mode cardiac exam.
  8. Create reports for exams.

Week 3

  1. Knobology:  Demonstrate how to “tweak” an image.
  2. Learn the pathophysiology of selected abdominal organ diseases in the dog and cat.
  3. Learn cardiac and abdominal Doppler and practice image acquisition and measurement.
  4. Learn and practice techniques for the complete abdominal and 2-D/M-mode/Doppler cardiac exam.
  5. Understand Doppler findings found in common acquired cardiac diseases in the dog and cat.
  6. Identify normal vs. abnormal ultrasonographic appearance of abdominal organs and the heart.
  7. Apply scanning principles learned to case study presentations.

Week 4

  1. Learn pathophysiology and echocardiographic features of common congenital heart diseases in the dog and cat.
  2. Understand Doppler findings found in common congenital cardiac diseases in the dog and cat.
  3. Perform a complete abdominal and cardiac ultrasound study.
  4. Apply scanning principles learned to case study presentations.
  5. Identify small parts and noncardiac thoracic ultrasound anatomy.
  6. Perform small parts and noncardiac thoracic ultrasound exams.

Course Details

Instructors

June Boon, MA, MS; Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc., DACVIM (Cardiology); Joyce Holt, BS, RDCS, Sound-Eklin Director of Education; Kathryn Lenio, PhD, Curriculum Consultant; Linda Luther, DVM, MVSc, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine); Matt Miller, DVM, MS, DACVIM, (Cardiology); Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR; Brad Schmidt, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology).

Office

2409 C Avenue J, Arlington, TX 76006

E-mail

education [at] soundvet [dot] com

Class Times

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday 
8:00 AM – TBD Saturday

Recommended Texts and CD-ROM

Prerequisites

Applicants must be a graduate of an AVMA Accredited veterinary school (DVM or VMD degree) and have access to a digital ultrasound machine with color, spectral doppler, and dicom capabilities.

Registration

Click here to go to registration page.
Check the box next to the appropriate week under Veterinary Imaging Program.

Cost

$3,465 per week Standard pricing

$3,150 per week Sound loyalty pricing

Grading

The course grade will be determined on the basis of the lecture section grades, including lecture exams, final ultrasound exams, and the laboratory section grades, including lab practicums and homework assignments.  The grading scale will be as follows:

100-90% of possible points =
A
89-80% of possible points =
B
79-70% of possible points =
C
< 70% of possible points =
Failing grade

Students must complete all four weeks of the program and achieve an overall grade of >70% to pass the course and receive an Advanced Imaging Certificate of Completion.  Any student who does not achieve a passing grade for the course has the option to repeat the weeks that they did not pass.  The student must repeat any weeks in the next available session.  The current weekly fee will apply.  If more than one week needs to be repeated, a grade of >70% for each repeated week must be achieved in order to repeat any subsequent weeks.  Soft Tissue and Cardiac components will be graded separately. Your Certificate of completion will indicate if you passed one or both components.

Homework

Individuals involved in this program must be 100% committed to lifelong learning in ultrasound.  Hands-on scanning practice is a vital part of becoming and remaining proficient in ultrasonography, thus the homework portion of this course is considered to be one of the most important.  Completing the below homework assignments will take time and commitment, and adequately planning by the attendee.   The homework is a mandatory requirement.  If assigned ultrasound exams are not completed between each week, the attendee will be dropped from the course.

50+ case studies comprised of both abdomen and cardiac exams will be required between each of the 4 class weeks for review by the instructors.  15+ case studies will be required within the first 2 months after the final week of class.

Attendance Policies

This course is an active participatory course.  Students must be present in class, both lecture and lab, to demonstrate the hands-on technical expertise needed to complete the course.  Absence for any reason is greatly discouraged.  You are permitted 1 absence in lecture/lab without penalty.  Any additional absence will result in a 5% deduction from your final grade for each absence.  Roll will be called at the start of each day.  Tardiness of greater than 5 minutes in lecture/lab will be considered an absence.

It should be noted by students that preparation for lecture and lab often includes time before and after the regularly scheduled class period.  Students are expected to be in attendance at the time stated by the instructor for each laboratory period, regardless of whether this is within the regularly scheduled period for the lab or in addition to that period.  If the instructor determines that a student has missed excessive classes/labs or is a danger to patients, the student will be dropped from the class.

Makeup exams and quizzes in the lecture of this course will only be given in cases of extenuating circumstances as determined by the course instructor.  If the instructor determines that a makeup exam will be allowed, it must be made up within 1 day of your return to class.  The exam may be of a different format than the original test.  Except in extenuating circumstances, makeup exams must be scheduled in advance.  Lab exams will be actively participatory and may not be made up unless specific arrangements are made with the instructor and the instructor consents to a makeup exam.

Academic Honesty

Any incidence of cheating in lab or lecture will result in termination of the program for the student.

Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from this course if they wish.  The last day to drop will be the day prior to the beginning of each week.  If the student has already begun that week’s training, no reimbursement is allowed.  If the student withdraws from the course prior to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th week of onsite training, reimbursement is only available for the upcoming week, not for any past weeks that student has attended.

Safety

There are inherent dangers that exist when working with animals.  Students will be informed of these dangers as the class progresses.  Any animal bites, scratches, or injury should be reported to a staff member, no matter how minor.  Students will need to follow instructions given by staff members and be prepared both psychologically and physically for any situation that may arise.  Anyone not prepared will be asked to leave.

In addition to student safety, the safety of the animals must also be considered.  If an instructor feels that a situation involving an animal needs to be resolved in an expeditious manner, the animal’s health and well being will be considered paramount.  Though one of the purposes of the labs in this course is to teach students techniques for advanced imaging with animals, student instruction comes second to the health and well being of the animals.  Students can and will be removed from lab if animal welfare is considered in jeopardy by any of the course instructors.  Negligent treatment of animals will be considered grounds for immediate dismissal from the class with a failing grade.

Class Policy

All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when students are in the classroom and laboratory.

Religious Holidays

Every effort will be made to allow for observance of religious holidays that occur during course lectures/labs.

Schedule

Detailed Schedule: DVM Imaging Program

Week 1

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 1 Introduction to imaging, course rules, syllabus. Ultrasound physics, artifacts, probes, knobology, abdominal anatomy, physiology and imaging
Day 2 2 Abdominal anatomy, physiology and imaging, abdominal scanning practice
Day 3 3 Abdominal anatomy, physiology and imaging, abdominal scanning practice
Day 4 4 Abdominal organ pathophysiology, image storage and knobology, abdominal scanning practice
Day 5 5 Abdominal organ pathophysiology, abdominal scanning practice
Day 6 6 Written final exam and lab practical

Week 2

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 7 Abdominal ultrasound review and lab practicum, cardiac anatomy, physiology, imaging planes and scanning practice
Day 2 8 Cardiac anatomy, physiology, imaging planes and scanning practice
Day 3 9 Cardiac pathophysiology, cardiac scanning practice
Day 4 10 M-mode, cardiac pathophysiology of common canine and feline diseases, pressure and volume overload, knobology, cardiac scanning practice
Day 5 11 Pericardial effusion and masses, cardiac practice lab practical
Day 6 12 Written final exam and lab practical

Week 3

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 13 Cardiac practical exam (2-D and M-mode), review of normal 2-D and M-mode echo anatomy, assessment and scanning practice, introduction to Doppler, cardiac scanning practice
Day 2 14 Case studies, cardiac scanning practice
Day 3 15 Case studies, abdominal pathophysiology
Day 4 16 Abdominal pathophysiology and scanning practice
Day 5 17 Abdominal pathophysiology and scanning practice
Day 6 18 Written final exam and abdominal lab practical

Week 4

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 19 Cardiac practical exam (2-D, M-mode and Doppler), cardiac pathophysiology and ultrasound, case studies and scanning practice
Day 2 20 Cardiac pathophysiology and ultrasound, case studies and scanning practice
Day 3 21 Cardiac and abdominal pathophysiology and ultrasound, scanning practice
Day 4 22 Abdominal pathophysiology and ultrasound, case studies and scanning practice
Day 5 23 Abdominal pathophysiology and ultrasound, small parts and noncardiac thoracic ultrasound anatomy, pathophysiology, case studies and scanning practice
Day 6 24 Written final exam and lab practical

Veterinary Technician Imaging Program

For Veterinary Technicians

Run in conjunction with Cedar Valley CollegeCedar Valley College

* Following successful completion of all four components of this class, students will receive an Advanced Imaging Certificate of Completion from Cedar Valley College. Participants will receive 35 hrs* of CE for each week completed.

This program is designed to meet the growing demand for graduate veterinary technologists trained in imaging techniques such as ultrasonography. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with both classroom and clinical laboratory experience in the field of advanced veterinary imaging. The actual program will be comprised of four one-week sessions.

*CE credit hours are subject to regulatory review by state and may change without notice. Course meets the requirements for noted number of hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

Syllabus

Course Description

VETT 1013: Advanced Ultrasound. This course will be divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced ultrasound techniques. During each weeklong segment the student will spend six 8-hour days at the education facility in lecture and lab. They will then return to their veterinary practice and complete the segment by working on and submitting case presentations that will be evaluated by course instructors. Credit for the course will be given after successful completion of all four segments.

Following successful completion of all four components of this class, students will receive an Advanced Imaging Certificate of Completion from Cedar Valley College.

Course details (click here to go to complete course details)

This is an in-depth course covering basic through advanced ultrasound of the abdomen and heart. The course specifically covers ultrasound physics, imaging artifacts, equipment, scan planes and imaging protocols for 2-D, M-mode and Doppler imaging, normal and abnormal abdominal and cardiac physiology, and the pathophysiology of common canine and feline diseases.

Course Rationale

Imaging modalities, specifically ultrasound, currently comprise a substantial portion of comparative medicine, laboratory animal medicine, general veterinary practice, and veterinary specialty practice. There is a need for well-educated and competent technical personnel to assist in this arena. A competent technician trained in advanced ultrasound will contribute to the practice of better medicine by allowing the veterinarian to spend more quality time with the patient. This training and contribution to the practice can lead to a satisfying role for the technician.

Course Objectives

During the course, attendees will learn the principles and physics of veterinary ultrasound, use of equipment, set up and imaging protocols for abdomen and cardiac ultrasound exams, as well as anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of common canine and feline diseases.

Skills and Competencies to be Developed or Practiced (all are essential)

Office and Hospital Procedures and Client Relations

  1. Inform clients of animal preparation for advanced imaging exams
    i.e., NPO, permission to shave, sedation if required, etc.
  2. Read lab reports, digital x-ray results, history, and consult with veterinarian prior to imaging exam.
  3. Establish or use current clinic protocol for reading and storage of images.
  4. Maintain cleanliness of imaging equipment and any routine maintenance.

Communication

  1. Develop effective communication skills with veterinarians who order imaging exams.

Examination Room Procedures

  1. Determine and know temperature, pulse, and respiration for animal being imaged.
  2. Restrain animals for imaging.

Imaging Techniques

Week 1

  1. Identify and know proper use of ultrasound probes.
  2. Sterilize and clean equipment using appropriate methods.
  3. Set up equipment for an exam.
  4. Prepare an animal for imaging exams.
  5. Position patients.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of ultrasound machine knobology.
  7. Learn and practice techniques for an abdominal ultrasound study.
  8. Recognize normal ultrasound anatomy in the abdomen.
  9. Understand basic abdominal organ physiology.
  10. Become familiar with the pathophysiology of common abdominal organ diseases in the dog and cat.
  11. Use proper labeling and measuring techniques.
  12. Demonstrate computer skills needed to have cases evaluated between teaching weeks.

Week 2

  1. Learn normal cardiac physiology and anatomy.
  2. Learn and recognize anatomy from the right and left parasternal two-dimensional echocardiographic views of the heart.
  3. Knobology: Demonstrate setup of equipment and how to "tweak" an image.
  4. Learn pathophysiology and echocardiographic features of common acquired heart diseases in the dog and cat.
    • Canine - DCM, CVD, masses and pericardial effusion
    • Feline - The cardiomyopathies
  5. Learn and practice right and left-sided views of the heart.
  6. Learn M-mode and practice image acquisition and measurement.
  7. Learn and practice techniques for the complete abdominal and 2-D/M-mode cardiac exam.
  8. Create reports for exams.

Week 3

  1. Knobology: Demonstrate how to "tweak" an image.
  2. Learn the pathophysiology of selected abdominal organ diseases in the dog and cat.
  3. Learn cardiac and abdominal Doppler and practice image acquisition and measurement.
  4. Learn and practice techniques for the complete abdominal and 2-D/M-mode/Doppler cardiac exam.
  5. Understand Doppler findings found in common acquired cardiac diseases in the dog and cat.
  6. Identify normal vs. abnormal ultrasonographic appearance of abdominal organs and the heart.
  7. Apply scanning principles learned to case study presentations.

Week 4

  1. Learn pathophysiology and echocardiographic features of common congenital heart diseases in the dog and cat.
  2. Understand Doppler findings found in common congenital cardiac diseases in the dog and cat.
  3. Perform a complete abdominal and cardiac ultrasound study.
  4. Apply scanning principles learned to case study presentations.
  5. Identify small parts and noncardiac thoracic ultrasound anatomy.
  6. Perform small parts and noncardiac thoracic ultrasound exams.

Course Details

Instructors

Clifford Berry, DVM, DACVR; June Boon, BA, MS; Robert Cole, DVM, DACVR; Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc., DACVIM (Cardiology); Joyce Holt, BS, RDCS, Sound-Eklin™ Director of Education; Kathryn Lenio, PhD, Curriculum consultant; Linda Luther, DVM, MVSc, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine); Matt Miller, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology); Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR; Brad Schmidt, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology); Robert Toal, DVM, MS, DACVR

Office

2409 C Avenue J, Arlington, TX 76006

E-mail

education [at] soundvet [dot] com

Class Times

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - TBD Saturday

Recommended Texts and CD-ROM

Prerequisites

(1A) Applicants must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program or have an AS or BS degree in Ultrasonography. All such applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation* from a sponsoring veterinarian.

OR

(1B) Applicants who are not graduates of one of the above programs will be considered if they have three years of full-time experience in a veterinary clinic, and they submit two letters of recommendation* from two veterinarians, one of which is the sponsoring veterinarian.

  • Letters of recommendation should discuss the candidate's experience and aspects of their character, as well as their clinical skills and academic aptitude that would contribute to successful completion of the course.
  • Please mail letters of recommendation to:
    Sound-Eklin™
    2409 C Avenue J
    Arlington, TX 76006

(2) Applicants must have access to a digital ultrasound machine with color, spectral doppler, and dicom capabilities.

Registration

Click here to go to registration page.
Check the box next to the appropriate week under Vet Tech Program.

Cost

$1,650 per week Standard pricing

$1,500 per week Sound loyalty pricing

Grading

The course grade will be determined on the basis of the lecture section grades, including lecture exams, final ultrasound exams, and the laboratory section grades, including lab practicums and homework assignments. The grading scale will be as follows:

100-90% of possible points =
A
89-80% of possible points =
B
79-70% of possible points =
C
≤ 69% of possible points =
Failing grade

Students must complete all four weeks of the program and achieve an overall grade of ≥70% to pass the course and receive an Advanced Imaging Certificate of Completion. Any student who does not achieve a passing grade for the course has the option to repeat the weeks that they did not pass. The student must repeat any weeks in the next available session. The current weekly fee will apply. If more than one week needs to be repeated, a grade of ≥70% for each repeated week must be achieved in order to repeat any subsequent weeks. Soft Tissue and Cardiac components will be graded separately. Your Certificate of Completion will indicate if you passed one or both components.

Homework

Individuals involved in this program must be 100% committed to lifelong learning in ultrasound. Hands-on scanning practice is a vital part of becoming and remaining proficient in ultrasonography, thus the homework portion of this course is considered to be one of the most important. Completing the below homework assignments will take time and commitment, and adequately planning by the attendee as well as the sponsoring veterinarian is recommended so that the assignments can be completed.

50+ case studies comprised of both abdomen and cardiac exams will be required between each of the 4 class weeks for review by the instructors. 15+ case studies will be required within the first 2 months after the final week of class. The homework grade will comprise a significant potion of each week’s grade.

Attendance Policies

This course is an active participatory course. Students must be present in class, both lecture and lab, to demonstrate the hands-on technical expertise needed to complete the course. Absence for any reason is greatly discouraged. You are permitted 1 absence in lecture/lab without penalty. Any additional absence will result in a 5% deduction from your final grade for each absence. Roll will be called at the start of each lecture. Tardiness of greater than 5 minutes in lecture/lab will be considered an absence.

It should be noted by students that preparation for lecture and lab often includes time before and after the regularly scheduled class period. Students are expected to be in attendance at the time stated by the instructor for each laboratory period, regardless of whether this is within the regularly scheduled period for the lab or in addition to that period. If the instructor determines that a student has missed excessive classes/labs or is a danger to patients, the student will be dropped from the class.

Makeup exams and quizzes in the lecture of this course will only be given in cases of extenuating circumstances as determined by the course instructor. If the instructor determines that a makeup exam will be allowed, it must be made up within 1 day of your return to class. The exam may be of a different format than the original test. Except in extenuating circumstances, makeup exams must be scheduled in advance. Lab exams will be actively participatory and may not be made up unless specific arrangements are made with the instructor and the instructor consents to a makeup exam.

Academic Honesty

Any incidence of cheating in lab or lecture will result in termination of the program for the student.

Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from this course if they wish. The last day to drop will be the day prior to the beginning of each week onsite. 100% of that week’s fees will be reimbursed if a student withdraws prior to the start of that week. If the student has already begun that week’s training, no reimbursement is allowed. If the student withdraws from the course prior to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th week of onsite training, reimbursement is only available for the upcoming week, not for any past weeks the student has attended. Withdrawing from a course is a formal procedure that must be initiated by the student. If a student withdraws from the course by the specified date, a grade of “W” will be assigned. If a student stops attending class or fails to withdraw by the above date, the instructor will assign a performance grade. Withdrawing from a course is a serious decision, and the student should consult the instructor before taking this action. Withdrawing may be accomplished through Counseling or the Registrar’s office.

Safety

There are inherent dangers that exist when working with animals. Students will be informed of these dangers as the class progresses. Any animal bites, scratches, or injury should be reported to a staff member, no matter how minor. Students will need to follow instructions given by staff members and be prepared both psychologically and physically for any situation that may arise. Anyone not prepared will be asked to leave.

In addition to student safety, the safety of the animals must also be considered. If an instructor feels that a situation involving an animal needs to be resolved in an expeditious manner, the animal’s health and well-being will be considered paramount. Though one of the purposes of the labs in this course is to teach students techniques for advanced imaging with animals, student instruction comes second to the health and well-being of the animals. Students can and will be removed from lab if animal welfare is considered in jeopardy by any of the course instructors. Negligent treatment of animals will be considered grounds for immediate dismissal from the class with a failing grade.

Class Policy

All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when students are in the classroom and laboratory.

Students with Disabilities

The instructor will make every effort to accommodate students with disabilities. Please register with Special Services and see one of the instructors during the first week of class so that we can work with you to ensure your success.

Disclaimer

This syllabus will be followed unless time or circumstances dictate a change.

Financial Aid

Financial aid will not be available for this course.

Religious Holidays

Every effort will be made to allow for observance of religious holidays that occur during course lectures/labs.

Schedule

Detailed schedule: Veterinary Technician Program

Week 1

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 1 Introduction to imaging, course rules, syllabus. Ultrasound physics, artifacts, ethics, probes, knobology, abdominal anatomy, physiology and imaging
Day 2 2 Abdominal anatomy, physiology and imaging, abdominal scanning practice
Day 3 3 Abdominal anatomy, physiology and imaging, abdominal scanning practice
Day 4 4 Abdominal organ pathophysiology, image storage and knobology, abdominal scanning practice
Day 5 5 Abdominal organ pathophysiology, abdominal scanning practice
Day 6 6 Written final exam and lab practical

Week 2

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 7 Abdominal ultrasound review and lab practicum, cardiac anatomy, physiology, imaging planes and scanning practice
Day 2 8 Cardiac anatomy, physiology, imaging planes and scanning practice
Day 3 9 Cardiac pathophysiology, cardiac scanning practice
Day 4 10 M-mode, cardiac pathophysiology of common canine and feline diseases, pressure and volume overload, knobology, cardiac scanning practice
Day 5 11 Pericardial effusion and masses, cardiac practice lab practical
Day 6 12 Written final exam and lab practical

Week 3

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 13 Cardiac practical exam (2-D and M-mode), review of normal 2-D and M-mode echo anatomy, assessment and scanning practice, introduction to Doppler, cardiac scanning practice
Day 2 14 Case studies, cardiac scanning practice
Day 3 15 Case studies, abdominal pathophysiology
Day 4 16 Abdominal pathophysiology and scanning practice
Day 5 17 Abdominal pathophysiology and scanning practice
Day 6 18 Written final exam and abdominal lab practical

Week 4

Week/Day Class Topic
Day 1 19 Cardiac practical exam (2-D, M-mode and Doppler), cardiac pathophysiology and ultrasound, case studies and scanning practice
Day 2 20 Cardiac pathophysiology and ultrasound, case studies and scanning practice
Day 3 21 Cardiac and abdominal pathophysiology and ultrasound, scanning practice
Day 4 22 Abdominal pathophysiology and ultrasound, case studies and scanning practice
Day 5 23 Abdominal pathophysiology and ultrasound, small parts and noncardiac thoracic ultrasound anatomy, pathophysiology, case studies and scanning practice
Day 6 24 Written final exam and lab practical

Location and Lodging

Seminar Location

Academy of Veterinary Imaging
2409 Avenue J, Suite C
Arlington, Texas 76006
(800) 268-5354 opt 4

Hotel

Hotel Accommodations provided by

Hilton Arlington Hotel
2401 East Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, Texas 76006
817-640-3322
www.arlingtontx.hilton.com

2015 Room rate : $105.00 

$100  group room rate will apply to guests staying 5+ nights

Room rate will include the following:

Seminar Rate 2014

$100.00 (2014)
$95.00 per night, 5 nights or more (2014)

PURE ROOMS: Our specially treated PURE™ room provides a healthier and refreshed environment for all guests. Step into a PURE™ Allergy Friendly Room for a breath of fresh air. Discover how a cutting edge purification system can dramatically improve air quality and enhance your hotel experience. Swathe yourself in enhanced comfort and quality with these specialty rooms. A limited number of PURE™ rooms are available for a nominal up charge fee of $20 per night, plus tax. Contact our Reservations Department directly to learn more about these rooms and availability.

Room reservations must be made individually. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for Sound-Eklin™ Course Attendees. To ensure the discounted rate, please make your reservations no later than 2 weeks before the first day of the course. This special rate will be discontinued 2 weeks prior to the first day of the course. Reservations must be made to guarantee availability. To receive the special seminar rate, please mention Sound-Eklin.

Hotel Amenities

Daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet in Conrad's restaurant
Complimentary guest-room internet
20% food discount in R Bar & Grill valid towards dinner entrée
Complimentary transportation to/from DFW International Airport
Complimentary transportation to/from seminar location
Discounted box lunches available at $8-10 per person
(delivered to seminar location)

Airport

Dallas/Ft Worth to Hilton Arlington (Approx 10-15 min): Exit DFW Int'l Airport South to Hwy 183 West, follow signs to Hwy 360 South. Take Lamar/Ave. H exit off Hwy 360 and turn right (West). Hilton is on right (North) side of Lamar Blvd.

Transportation

Hotel Shuttle complimentary to and from DFW airport as well as to and from the education center. Please inquire when reserving your room.

Rental Cars are available at the airport. Please call ahead for rental car reservations.

Directions

To Seminar location from Hilton Arlington: Turn right on Corporate Dr W. Turn right on Avenue J. Turn left onto Corporate Dr E and take the second driveway on the left. The site is straight ahead.

Local Entertainment and Activities

(Free transportation to all locations provided for guests of the Hilton Arlington Hotel)