Skip to main content
NC State CVM
Think and Do The Extraordinary
GIVE to the College
Think and Do The Extraordinary
The Campaign for NC State CVM

Small Animal Ultrasound Series 

CE Hours: 15 hours each of North Carolina Continuing Veterinary Medical Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Full attendance is required to receive total CVME credit. This program also abides by the standards of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and is part of the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) events for NC and out-of-state attendees.

The program on Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound is designed to give veterinarians and veterinary technicians experience with diagnostic ultrasound. The lectures will focus on various abdominal organs as well as examples of abnormal cases.

This course provides lectures and hands-on laboratories for practitioners who wish to become more competent at abdominal ultrasonography in the small animal patient. It will provide a solid foundation in ultrasound physics, anatomy and a large number of case examples. In addition, this course allows hands-on experience for the practitioner.


Attendees of this course must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the course beginning. Instructions on uploading your vaccination record are provided in the registration confirmation email. Questions? Contact

Upcoming Course Dates 

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Saturday Schedule

Time Event
7:30AM – 8:00AM Check-In
8:00AM – 8:50AM Introduction to Ultrasound:  Knobology, Application, and Techniques
8:50AM – 9:00AM Break
9:00AM – 9:50AM Organ Evaluation:  Liver
9:50AM – 10:00AM Break
10:00AM – 12:00PM Lab – Basic Ultrasound Techniques:  Liver and Spleen
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch (provided)
1:00PM – 1:50PM Organ Evaluation:  Kidney and Urinary Bladder
1:50PM – 2:00PM Break
2:00PM – 2:50PM Organ Evaluation:  Gastrointestinal Tract
2:50PM – 3:00PM Break
3:00PM – 5:00PM Lab – Kidneys, Urinary Bladder, and Gastrointestinal Tract

Sunday Schedule

Time Event
8:00AM – 8:50AM Organ Evaluation:  Spleen and Pancreas
8:50AM – 9:00AM Break
9:00AM – 9:50AM Organ Evaluation:  Small Parts (Adrenal Glands, Lymph Nodes, Prostate)
9:50AM – 10:00AM Break
10:00AM – 12:00PM Lab – Adrenal Glands, Pancreas, and Lymph Nodes
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch (provided)
1:00PM – 1:50PM Case Presentations
1:50PM – 2:00PM Break
2:00PM – 4:00PM Lab – Hands-on Overview of the Abdomen

Animal sedation and monitoring performed by Dr. Bernie Hansen. Animals provided by the veterinary students at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Laboratories have been reviewed and approved by the NC State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. 

A block of rooms will be reserved at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge, located at 1520 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. This hotel is next door and within walking distance to the the College. To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the group code below based on training dates:

  • January 2022: Arrival – January 14; Departure – January 16; Group Code – ULTRASOUND122; Cut off date – 1/1/22
  • April 2022: Arrival – April 8; Departure – April 10; Group Code – ULTRASOUND422; Cut off date – 3/22/22
  • July 2022: Arrival – July 15; Departure – July 17; Group Code – ULTRASOUND722; Cut off date – 7/1/22
  • October 2022: Arrival – October 7; Departure – October 9; Group Code – ULTRASOUND1022; Cut off date – 9/23/22

Fee: $950.00

The small animal ultrasound courses are two-day courses; one-day registrations are not available. The fee includes lunches and printed proceedings. Enrollment for each course is limited to 30 attendees, so early registration is recommended.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted for cancellation notices received in writing (either by mail, fax, or e-mail) up to four weeks prior to the course beginning. A refund minus a 25% administrative fee will be granted for cancellations received during the four weeks leading up to the course. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.


Special Needs

Please email Dane Johnston or call (919) 513-6366 with questions or, if you are a person with a disability, and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in the activity. For special accommodations, please contact us least 30 days prior to the event.