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Back to Basics: Diagnostic Ultrasound Workshop

Back to Basics: Diagnostic Ultrasound Workshop

All you need to know and understand to get you scanning with confidence.

Saturday workshop full- places still available for Sunday 11 August!

Gain confidence with your ultrasound by understanding the principles and applying these in a practical hands-on one day workshop. Your expert tutors Jennifer Chau and Joanna Pilton will help you develop a greater understanding of diagnostic ultrasonology to allow you to conquer your fears and scan with confidence.

This 1-day workshop is designed to provide participants with basic principles of abdominal ultrasonography. Topics covered in this workshop will help participants acquire high‑quality images and interpret common diseases of the abdomen. Lectures will review basic physics of diagnostic ultrasound, principles of image formation, and principles of interpretation. The practical component will include scanning dogs in groups of no more than 3 people.

“Both tutors were down-to-earth and engaging, simplifying the approach to ultrasound. They pitched their lectures and practical sessions at exactly the right level.” - Rowena Leschner, Lincoln Vet Centre


Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 August 2019
Sunday, 11 August 2019
8.00 - 4.00
Early Bird
30 June 2019
James Cook University
1 James Cook Drive
Douglas QLD


BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS GradDipVetClinStud MVetStud

Jennifer Chau graduated from vet school at the University of Sydney in 2007. She spent 3 years in private practice and developed an interest in ultrasound. Jennifer went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies during her internship at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. This led to a 3-year Masters degree and residency program in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Jennifer obtained Fellowship of the Veterinary Radiology Chapter of the ANZCVS in 2017. Her current PhD topic is on hepatobiliary imaging using contrast enhanced computed tomography. Jennifer enjoys working in a veterinary teaching hospital and helping undergraduate veterinary students to achieve their learning goals. She also appreciates the opportunity to be amongst other experts in the field to engage in a multi-disciplinary approach to veterinary science.

BE (Hons) BVSc (Hons) GradCertVetClinStud MANZCVS (Radiology, Medicine) DipECVDI | EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging®

Jo graduated from The University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After graduation, Jo worked in small animal private practice and with the RSPCA before travelling overseas to locum in the United Kingdom. Jo returned to the UVTHS to complete a small animal rotating internship and has since gained membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Science in small animal medicine and small animal radiology. Jo continued developing her skills and interest in diagnostic imaging whilst working as a private practice emergency clinician and with the UVTHS imaging department prior to commencing her residency and clinical Master’s degree in 2015. She is a certified radiology specialist by the European college and is interested in all aspects of diagnostic imaging, particularly cross sectional imaging and is currently working on a research project involving contrast CT and biliary disease in cats. 

Course Fees

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