Basic Echocardiography Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Basic Echocardiography Workshop

This small group workshop is designed to give you a basic understanding of small animal (dog and cat) echocardiography.

Major topics include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, case presentations of important diseases / emergency cases, and hands-on scanning of normal dogs. 

You will have the opportunity to practice in hands-on sessions with an experienced instructor, where individual coaching of how to obtain 2D and M-mode echocardiographic views and measurements taught in the lectures will be the main focus. 

Requirements: No prior experience or knowledge is required to participate in this workshop.

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Friday 6 October 2017
8.30 - 5.45
Early Bird
25 August 2017
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW


DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

Niek Beijerink graduated with a veterinary degree from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He completed a PhD (canine endocrinology and reproduction) in 2007 and then a residency in Small Animal Cardiology in 2010. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology). In 2011 Niek commenced working as a Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology at Sydney University and is responsible for the clinical service and teaching in this area. Some of his active research interests are heart failure therapy, cardiac CT imaging, and stem cell therapy for heart disease. Niek is the tutor in the CVE Cardiorespiratory Medicine Distance Education course.

BVSc (Hons I)

Geoff graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2011. He has always been very passionate about cardiology and knew from the early years of veterinary school he would pursue specialisation in this field. He completed a one-year general rotating internship at the University of Queensland Small Animal Clinic and Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2012. Geoff joined the Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (UVTHS) in 2013 and is enrolled in a 3 year residency program in Small Animal Cardiology under the supervision of Dr Niek Beijerink. Geoff also consults on internal medicine cases in the referral medicine service.

Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$1494
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members


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