Practical Ultrasound - Intensive Short Course | Centre for Veterinary Education

Practical Ultrasound - Intensive Short Course

Practical Ultrasound - Intensive Short Course

Do you know what you are seeing when you are scanning? Can you follow blood vessels as a roadmap to the abdomen? Can you find the adrenal glands and pancreas? Do you have enough time to practise your scanning on normal dogs as well as clinical patients?

If you are time poor but need an intensive boost to help you gain more confidence with your imaging, here’s your chance to make it happen!

Let Dr Karon Hoffmann work with you in an intensive, immersive practical 4-day course on Diagnostic Ultrasound, where you will spend a dedicated amount of time learning how to perform scans from the right foundations and improve your technique under the focussed guidance of these expert instructors.

Karon is known Australia-wide as the ‘go to’ person for ultrasound as well as being a European Boarded Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She will instruct and give you personal and immediate feedback on your scanning, and teach you tips and tricks that will make a huge difference when you get back to your practice.

What’s even better is that Karon will help you develop a sense of achievement when you take your ultrasound skills to the next level. Those confounding cases won’t seem so scary and you’ll be excited at the prospect of being able to perform ultrasound examinations on all your cases. Better still, you’ll discover that you want to learn more, practise more and get even better as your confidence builds.

*Includes 6 CPD points for optional seminar

Past Participant

"This was a great enriching experience! I feel so much more comfortable and confident at ultrasound now!"

Karen Flexner, Concord Vet Hospital

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May 2018
Tuesday 1 May and
Friday 4 May
(Optional Seminar
Wednesday 2 May)
9.00 - 16.00
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW


BVSc MVSc PhD DipVetClinStud MRCVS Dipl. ECVDI

Karon Hoffmann developed her enthusiasm for diagnostic imaging early during her veterinary career as a large animal internist. Since that time she has pursued both research and clinical expertise in the discipline and has earned both a Master’s degree and PhD in Diagnostic Imaging. Karon has published over 40 scientific articles. She has represented the profession in many roles, including as President of the Australasian Association of Veterinary Imaging and been an invited speaker at many conferences. Karon was a worthy recipient of the CVE Hungerford Award for her holistic contribution to research, teaching and clinical scholarship in large and small animal sonology. Karon is a Diplomate of the European College of Diagnostic Imaging. Karon uses the synergistic nature of routine and advanced diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures to help in the diagnosis and treatment of many complex clinical cases. 


Martijn is a veterinary imaging specialist who graduated from the veterinary school at the University of Utrecht. After graduation, he worked in a referral clinic in the southern Netherlands, where he developed his interest in diagnostic imaging. He returned to the University of Utrecht to complete a residency in diagnostic imaging. He is a Diplomate of the European College in veterinary diagnostic imaging and has worked in the imaging department at the University of Utrecht, where he enjoyed the combination of teaching, research and a large variety of clinical activities. He is currently doing a PhD on advanced diagnostic imaging of the canine spine. He is the director of the residency program and also works as an independent consultant in diagnostic imaging

Course fees
Member typeFull rate
Non-member / eMember$4840

*Member includes: Practice, Professional, Recent Grad, Part-time and Academic members.

The Practical Ultrasound - Intensive Short Course is suited to practitioners and graduates with 2+ years’ experience. This workshop is not open to student registrations. For any enquiries please contact the CVE on +61 2 93517979 or email


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