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Canine Abdominal Ultrasound TimeOnline

Canine Abdominal Ultrasound TimeOnline

Ultrasound is an interactive and extremely useful diagnostic imaging modality in clinical practice.

It is highly operator dependent, so some experience and knowledge are the key to driving the ultrasound probe with more confidence and being able to interpret the findings. 

This course is designed to give you the essential knowledge on how to optimize image quality, how to find abdominal structures such as the pancreas and adrenal gland, and how to approach some common challenges faced in clinical practice such as free abdominal fluid, nodular disease and ileus. A case-based approach will be used to explore the common diseases associated with these problems and how to diagnose them.

Past Participant:

Gives you the information you need to complement your scanning ability.
Greg Coates,Bellarine Veterinary Practice,VIC

Learning Outcomes 

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Better understand the essential operator settings that help to optimise image quality (How to improve a blurry or dark image? What is the cause of artefacts and when can they be useful?)
  • Develop an approach to scanning abdominal structures
  • Develop a problem orientated approach to scanning the abdomen and solve common problems faced in clinical practice (e.g. Free fluid? Mass?)
  • Be able to recognise the common diseases associated with these problems and learn how to diagnose them


  1. Optimising image quality in ultrasound
  2. Approach to scanning the abdomen
  3. Ultrasonographic features of normal organs
  4. Common problems and approach to diagnosis

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.

Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for vets and students who are in the early stages of learning to use ultrasound as an imaging modality. We also welcome vets that have already been using their ultrasound machine to check specific areas such as bladders and free fluid but want to develop their approach to scanning the canine abdomen as a whole. This online course provides a summarised theoretical foundation to boost the knowledge that is needed behind ultrasound imaging.

Registrant Type Price
Member* $486
Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member  $303
Student Member $152
eMember / Non-Member $607

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

Monday, 27 July 2020 to
Sunday, 23 August 2020
10 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online

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Dr Jennifer Chau
Jennifer Chau
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS GradDipVetClinStud MVetStud
Dr Jennifer Chau
Jennifer Chau
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS GradDipVetClinStud MVetStud
Jennifer Chau graduated from vet school at the University of Sydney in 2007. She spent 3 years in private practice and developed an interest in ultrasound. Jennifer went on to obta...


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