This offering has been cancelled. Look for a new EVP: Small Animal Ultrasound beginning in 2016.
February 2015-November 2016
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.
- 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 customers
- 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.
1: February 21-22, 2015 Introduction: Physics, knobology, Casebook Discussion, Abdominal Protocol
Basic Abdomen: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder
Knobology and General Abdomen 2: May 30-31, 2015 Cardiac: Basic Echo, 2-D Views, M-Mode Basic Echo 3: August 22-23, 2015 Advanced Abdomen: Gastrointestinal, Pancreas, Lymph Nodes Advanced Abdomen 4: November 7-8, 2015 Written and Practical Exam: General Abdomen, Advanced Abdomen, Basic Echo 5: February 20-21, 2016 Cardiac: Pathophysiology, Doppler, Physics, Echo Doppler Intermediate Echo 6: May 21-22, 2016 Abdominal Doppler: Biopsy, Small Parts Biopsy, Small Parts 7: August 20-21, 2016 Non-Cardiac Thoracic Individualized Open Hands-On Laboratory 8: November 12-13, 2016 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.
Tuition for the certificate program is $6,000 on or before January 19, 2015. After January 19, 2015, tuition is $7,000. Registration includes all program materials, daily lunches, and one dinner per module.
A deposit of $1,500 is due on or before January 19, 2015, and $2,500 after January 19. The balance of $4,500 is payable in four installments as outlined below:
Installment Due Date Amount 1 Saturday, February 21, 2015 $1,125 2 Saturday, August 22, 2015 $1,125 3 Saturday, February 20, 2016 $1,125 4 Saturday, August 20, 2016 $1,125
EVP class members are responsible for making and paying for all personal travel arrangements. Travel and lodging information will be sent upon registration.
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.
Robert T. O’Brien, DVM, MS, DACVR
Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Urbana, IL 61802