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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.

Receiving individual and focused coaching of how to obtain 2D and M-mode echocardiographic views and measurements is the main focus of this workshop.

You will master techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, with plenty of opportunity for hands-on scanning of normal dogs so you can put the information you have learned in the lectures straight in to practice. The day will finish with analysis and discussion of case presentations of important diseases and emergency cases.

Additional topics include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as obtaining standard views of the heart using ultrasound machines.

"The workshop was very enjoyable and hands on. Lots of practical application." 

Dieuwerke Schepers, Gisborne Veterinary Clinic

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be confident with -

  • Ultrasound machine and probe requirements
  • Probe placement, manipulation, obtaining standard views
  • Techniques for achieving 2D & M-mode echocardiographic views


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





Saturday 13 June 2020
9.00 - 5.45
Early Bird
17 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


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