Small Animal Ultrasound

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About the Program

Eight interactive, two-day (Saturday and Sunday) learning modules will allow for insight and understanding to grow throughout the program. Each module offers 12 hours of continuing education credit taught by board-certified veterinarians. To optimize the learning environment, enrollment is limited to 28 participants.

Class members will be trained to the highest possible level in diagnostic ultrasound using didactic and hands-on laboratory settings. Board-certified, subject matter experts will lecture in areas of their specialty, with the opportunity for hands-on practice to reinforce lecture principles. Take-home objectives and case books will be completed between modules and regular written and practical exams will ensure a continued high level of learning. Graduates will obtain high-level training in the practice of ultrasound that will be valuable in a general practice setting.

Program Goals

  • To provide the highest possible level of training in diagnostic ultrasound
  • To serve as a network that enhances idea-sharing among veterinarians and promotes dialogue
  • To raise the qualifications and abilities of practicing veterinarians to provide a higher level of service to their clients
  • To stimulate interest in current and developing career opportunities


EVP: Small Animal Ultrasound will meet four times per year for two days each (Saturday and Sunday). All sessions will be held at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine campus in Urbana, Ill.

Module 1Introduction: Physics, knobology, Casebook Discussion, Abdominal Protocol
Basic Abdomen: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder
Knobology and General Abdomen
Module 2Cardiac: Basic Echo, 2-D Views, M-ModeBasic Echo
Module 3Advanced Abdomen: Gastrointestinal, Pancreas, Lymph NodesAdvanced Abdomen
Module 4 Written and Practical Exam: General Abdomen, Advanced Abdomen, Basic Echo
Module 5 Cardiac: Pathophysiology, Doppler, Physics, Echo DopplerIntermediate Echo
Module 6Abdominal Doppler: Biopsy, Small PartsBiopsy, Small Parts
Module 7Non-Cardiac ThoracicIndividualized Open Hands-On Laboratory
Module 8 Final Written and Practical Exam

Case studies will be discussed at each module. Each registrant is required to complete a casebook of 20 cases, with five cases from each topic area, including general abdomen, advanced abdomen/small parts, basic echocardiography, and intermediate echocardiography.

Additional Information

Registration Fees

Tuition for the certificate program includes all program materials, daily lunches, and one dinner per module.

A deposit is required at the time of registration. The balance is payable in installments throughout the duration of the course.

Enrollment is limited to 28 participants. Hotel information will be provided upon receipt of registration.

Registration can be placed online and a copy of the printed registration form is also available for download.


EVP class members are responsible for making and paying for all personal travel arrangements. Travel and lodging information will be sent upon registration.

Contact Information

Office of Public Engagement
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Urbana, IL 61802