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 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 Paul Canfield on the topic of Cytology. 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. 

*Includes 6 CPD Points for optional Seminar

Complimentary book

Register in this Intensive Short Course to receive a copy of the Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography, Second Edition.

Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference for ultrasound techniques and findings in small animal practice, with more than 2000 high-quality sonograms and illustrations of normal structures and disorders.

Limited places remaining


Monday 16 - Friday 20 October 2017
Tuesday 17 and
Friday 20 October 2017
(Optional Seminar
Wednesday 18 October)
9.00 - 4.00
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. 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 completed a residency program in Diagnostic Imaging at The University of Melbourne, and has returned to the University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging, where she continues to enjoy all aspects of diagnostic imaging, particularly abdominal ultrasound. 

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

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



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