Executive Veterinary Program™

Executive Veterinary Program in Small Animal Ultrasound

EVP: Ultrasound is not currently scheduled. If you would like to be notified of the next class offering, please email ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.

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 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.


    Module 1 Introduction: Physics, knobology, Casebook Discussion, Abdominal Protocol
    Basic Abdomen: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder
    Knobology and General Abdomen
    Module 2 Cardiac: Basic Echo, 2-D Views, M-Mode Basic Echo
    Module 3 Advanced Abdomen: Gastrointestinal, Pancreas, Lymph Nodes Advanced Abdomen
    Module 4 Written and Practical Exam: General Abdomen, Advanced Abdomen, Basic Echo
    Module 5 Cardiac: Pathophysiology, Doppler, Physics, Echo Doppler Intermediate Echo
    Module 6 Abdominal Doppler: Biopsy, Small Parts Biopsy, Small Parts
    Module 7 Non-Cardiac Thoracic Individualized 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.

  • 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.


    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.

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    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
    Urbana, IL 61802