Practical Ultrasound - Intensive Short Course | Centre for Veterinary Education

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 and Dr Annie Rose 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 expert guidance of these 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 be joined by Annie Rose, formerly from UQ and currently at the University of Melbourne, who is another passionate teacher and highly skilled trainer. Together, they 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 they both want to help you develop that sense of achievement you’ll get when you climb to that next level of skill. Those confounding cases won’t seem so scary and you’ll be excited at the prospect of being able to perform ultrasound 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.

The 4-day course will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday you have the option to attend at no extra charge a full day seminar presented by Professor Philip Moses, who will spend the day exploring some common and uncommon surgical conditions and reviewing current techniques of the gastrointestinal tract of the dog and cat. This 1-day seminar will complement the ultrasound intensive course. It is an optional day to attend at no additional charge to Sonology course registrants. Phil has a wealth of knowledge to share and some enlightening cases, so we highly recommend you attend.

*Includes 6 CPD Points for optional Seminar

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Monday 15 - Friday 19 May 2017
Tuesday 16 and
Friday 19 May 2017
(Optional Seminar
Wednesday 17 May)
9.00 - 4.00
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW

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

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



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. She is the author and co-tutor of the extremely popular DE Sonology course.

BVSc (Hons) BVetBio. MVS MANZCVS (Radiology) GradCert(ClinEd)

Annie Rose is a graduate from The University of Queensland. After graduation, Annie worked in small animal practice followed by an internship at The University of Melbourne, where her interest in Diagnostic Imaging began. Annie returned to The University of Queensland Small Animal Clinic, where she worked in the radiology section for nearly 15 years, in a both a clinical and teaching capacity. During her time at The University of Queensland, Annie had the opportunity to work overseas in positions at Ohio State University and The Animal Health Trust.

Annie has developed a strong interest in clinical teaching and has been teaching abdominal ultrasound for over a decade to veterinary students and practitioners. Annie is currently undertaking a residency program in Diagnostic Imaging at The University of Melbourne, where she continues to enjoy all aspects of diagnostic imaging, particularly abdominal ultrasound.


Philip graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until he moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. He completed a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Philip commenced a residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane; completed his MACVSc in 1998; moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar and then became head of Surgery in 2000. In 2001 he became a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. He registered as a Specialist in 2003 after completing a FACVSc in Small Animal Surgery and soon after was appointed as Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland. 

Phillip's surgical interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Philip was President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons 2010-2014 and is currently a Councillor of the College. Philip has been one of two elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland since 2009. In 2014 Philip was awarded the Inaugural Conservation Award by Australia Zoo for his surgical work with wildlife. Philip was the Mark S. Bloomberg Lecturer at the 2016 NAVC Conference in Florida. Philip lectures widely in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal care. Philip also collects Cadillac motor cars and is the Vice President of the Cadillac LaSalle Club of Queensland. Philip is the father of six beautiful children, an owner of Pugs, Dachshunds and Burmese cats and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.


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