Advanced Echocardiography Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Advanced Echocardiography Workshop

Advanced Echocardiography Workshop

This course is designed to give the participant a more advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography.

Major topics include in-depth cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving high‑quality results, case presentations of important diseases and hands‑on scanning of normal dogs.

Skills taught in these hands-on sessions include pulse wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, colour flow Doppler, special measurements and calculations and applying the Bernoulli equation to clinical cases.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the workshop participants will confidently manage -

  • Technical aspects and influencing factors affecting pulsed-wave (PW) and continuous-wave (CW) Doppler
  • Probe placement, manipulation, obtaining standard views
  • How, where and what to measure using a PW and CW Doppler


This workshop is only available to individuals who have completed the Basic Echocardiography Workshop, or who can provide evidence of equivalent experience.



Sunday 14 June 2020
9.00 - 5.45
Early Bird
18 April 2020
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Dr
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 genetics of mitral valve disease. In 2018 Niek moved back to The Netherlands, but he continues to hold a part-time position at Sydney University. Niek is the tutor in the CVE Cardiorespiratory Medicine Distance Education course.

BVSc (Hons)

Brooke graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 and after several years spent in private small animal practice in Brisbane, accepted a 12-month position as a Post Graduate Rotating Intern at the University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2015. During her internship Brooke undertook research with the university Cardiology Service investigating feline cardiac murmurs. After completion of her internship, Brooke loved the beautiful city of Sydney so much that she decided to continue to work in the Emergency and Critical Care Service and Primary Care at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. Brooke joined the Primary Care Service full time in 2018 where she enjoys seeing regular patients and teaching undergraduate Veterinary Students who are undergoing placements at the hospital. Her interests include Small Animal Internal Medicine and Small Animal Cardiology, and Emergency and Critical Care. 

Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$1608
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate and Academic members