This two-day, practical workshop will improve your confidence and skill when performing abdominal ultrasonography. Aimed at novice to intermediate scanners wishing to improve their technique and maximise their machines potential.

Delegate numbers are strictly limited, and practical sessions will be delivered in small groups of 3-4 attendees per station to ensure plenty of hands-on practice and individual attention from the tutors.

Key Skills:

  • Learn how to perform a complete abdominal scan with supervised scanning with experienced sonographers
  • Learn how to perform safe ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies
  • Understand the changes that occur in diseased patients and the common ultrasonographic appearances
  • Learn how to maximise your machine settings to optimize your images and ability to scan your patients successfully

Mark Owen

BVSc, DipECVDI, FANZCVS, MRCVS, Registered NZ and European Veterinary Imaging Specialist, Adjunct Associate Professor Massey University

Mark is a registered veterinary imaging specialist in New Zealand and Europe, being a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) and also a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS). Following graduating from Massey University, he spent time in general clinical practice in Taranaki, before undertaking his residency. He trained at the Royal Veterinary College, London and also at Tufts University Veterinary School in the USA. Mark spent about 10 years working at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital before leaving and setting up NZRadVet.

He continues to teach extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia to undergraduate students and post-graduate veterinarians in all aspects of imaging. He has provided undergraduate imaging teaching to students in many schools in Australia including Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Charles Sturt, Queensland and James Cook Universities. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Massey University and continues to provide some on-going support to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He also currently works for Idexx Laboratories as a Telemedicine Consultant. He has been Chief Examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College, and past President of the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (AAVDI).

Practical Abdominal Ultrasound