Basic Echocardiography Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Basic Echocardiography Workshop

Basic Echocardiography Workshop

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

This workshop is led by Niek Beijerink a leading veterinary cardiologist. Major topics will include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology.

Also included will be techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, case presentations of important diseases and emergency cases, as well as plenty of opportunity for hands-on scanning of normal dogs.

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


Saturday 22 June 2019
8.30 - 5.45
Early Bird
10 May 2019
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 genetics of mitral valve disease. In 2018 Niek moved back to The Netherlands, while 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) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Mariko graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in 2007 and began working in a small animal general practice in Canberra. Since moving back to Sydney in 2009, she worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at referral clinics across Sydney. Mariko completed a rotating internship at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in 2011 and subsequently obtained her membership in small animal medicine with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She has an interest in the field of veterinary cardiology and, in 2013, commenced a PhD investigating therapeutics of canine and feline congestive heart failure under the supervision of Dr Niek Beijerink. Throughout Mariko’s PhD candidature, she has also worked with Dr Niek Beijerink in the cardiology service at the UVTHS.

Course Fees

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