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Intensive Ultrasound Short Course

Intensive Ultrasound Short Course

Ultrasonography is a complex discipline to master.

How do you use vasculature as a “road map”? How do you reliably find the pancreas and adrenal glands? How do you get the opportunity to image the “normal” to identify the “abnormal”?

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 work with you in an intensive, immersive 4-day course on Diagnostic Ultrasound. A visual discipline, Dr Karon Hoffmann has thoughtfully designed a program that will enhance your capacity to “think visually” so you can gain confidence and improve your scanning technique.

Karon’s program offers you essential foundational knowledge through her comprehensive theory sessions, complemented by hands on learning techniques such as kidney dissection and plasticine modelling of organs.

On days two and four you will be able to put what you have learned in the classroom straight in to practice as you hone your skills scanning live patients under the guidance of your expert tutors. At the CVE we follow strict ethical guidelines so scanning sessions with each dog are timed appropriately to ensure the animals in our care are comfortable and have a positive experience.

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 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. This course is designed for those ready to achieve a new level of competency in this widely applied discipline.

Past Participant:

'The ultrasound course certainly has made a great improvement to my skill set. I did two ultrasounds in the week following the course, and was presently surprised that I could find the adrenals, pancreas, duodenum and lymph nodes without too much effort.'
Audrey Siah

What is a Workshop?

Highly practical – develop the confidence to implement your new skills on your return to work

Practical workshops are an ideal way to build confidence and competence in your skills, as you put theory into practice.

Ideally balanced combination of theoretical and hands-on education, our workshops allow participants to obtain the most benefit possible through practical application of the skills being taught. Small group teaching with a high tutor to participant ratio will ensure that you benefit from individual attention from your highly regarded and experienced tutor/s. Nothing beats on-the-spot feedback as you learn a new procedure.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Venue details

Download the venue details here.

Covid SAFE Event

The Center for Veterinary Education, The University of Sydney is taking all reasonable precautions to manage the spread of COVID-19, in line with national and state requirements. Upon entering the venue for your workshop you will be required to check-in via the Service NSW Mobile App.

As part of this approach we are asking all visitors coming to the University to confirm the following before entering any campus:

  • You are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19;
  • You have not had contact with a person who has been confirmed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
  • You have reviewed the NSW Government list of COVID case locations and if you have visited a relevant location have complied with Government instructions particularly as related to testing;
  • You have not returned from overseas, or any other location the subject of a current NSW Public Health Order in the past 14 days;
  • You have not been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results and are not currently required by relevant authorities to quarantine or self-isolate;
  • You will follow any relevant COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements advised to you and any reasonable directions of your host, security staff and/or emergency services

As a guest of the University, you are asked to observe the following hygiene and physical distancing practices:

  • Stay home if you feel unwell. Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people wherever possible.
  • Avoid physical contact such as shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands (or use hand sanitiser) regularly.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or use your elbow, not your hands.
  • Wear a mask when instructed to by your host or sponsor.
  • If you feel unwell whilst at the venue you must immediately isolate from others and notify your host. You may be asked to leave the venue to seek medical advice.
  • In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus your details may be provided to authorised University of Sydney personnel and NSW Health to support contact tracing.

For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Health Management page on our website.

If you can not agree to these conditions, then you are not permitted to be on campus.

Registrant Type Full Price
Member* $4,620
eMember / Non-Member $5,135

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate and Academic members.

Monday, 28 June 2021 to
Friday, 02 July 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
33 CPD Point/s
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
University of Sydney NSW

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Dr Karon L. Hoffmann
Karon Hoffmann
BVSc MVSc PhD DipVetClinStud MRCVS Dipl. ECVDI
Dr Annie Rose
Annie Rose
BVSc(Hons) BVetBiol MVS MVSc GradCert(ClinEd) FANZCVS(Radiology)
Dr Karon L. Hoffmann
Karon Hoffmann
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 cli...
Dr Annie Rose
Annie Rose
BVSc(Hons) BVetBiol MVS MVSc GradCert(ClinEd) FANZCVS(Radiology)
Annie Rose is a graduate from The University of Queensland. Annie first worked in small animal practice followed by an internship at the University of Melbourne, where her interest...


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