Executive Veterinary Program™
Small Animal Ultrasound
February 2013 - November 2014
- 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; and
- To stimulate interest in current and developing career opportunities.
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 24 participants.
Class members will be trained to the highest possible level in diagnositc 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 wirtten 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.
A DVM degree with ultrasound experience preferred.
- Access to a computer with Internet connectivity;
- A laptop or notebook computer with Microsoft Office or equivalent products;
- An easily accessed email account; and
- Ultrasound equipment in the practice (not to be brought to each module).
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 9-10, 2013||Introduction:
Physics, Knobology, Casebook Discussion, Abdominal Protocol
Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder
|Knobology and General Abdomen|
|2 | May 4-5, 2013||Cardiac:
Basic Echo, 2-D Views, M-Mode
|3 | August 17-18, 2013||Advanced Abdomen:
Gastrointestinal, Pancreas, Lymph Nodes
|4 | November 9-10, 2013||Written and Practical Exam:
General Abdomen, Advanced Abdomen, Basic Echo
|5 | February 8-9, 2014||Cardiac:
Pathophysicology, Doppler, Physics, Echo Doppler
|6 | May 3-4, 2014||Abdominal Doppler:
Biopsy, Small Parts
|Biopsy, Small Parts|
|7 | August 16-17, 2014||Non-Cardiac Thoracic||Individualized Open Hands-On Laboratory|
|8 | November 8-9, 2014||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.
Download a PDF of the printed registration document.
EVP class members are responsible for making and paying for all personal travel arrangements. Travel and lodging information will be sent upon registration.
Tuition for the certificate program is $6400 and includes all program materials, daily lunches, and one dinner per module. A $1000 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the EVP. The balance of $5400 is payable in five installments as outlined below:
|1||Friday, January 5, 2013||$1400|
|[Installment 1 is waived for registrations placed by December 2, 2012.]|
|2||Saturday, February 9, 2013||$1000|
|3||Saturday, August 17, 2013||$1000|
|4||Saturday, February 8, 2014||$1000|
|5||Saturday, August 16, 2014||$1000|
Enrollment is limited to 24 participants. Hotel information will be provided upon receipt of registration.
For More Information
Robert T. O’Brien, DVM, MS, DACVR
Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Urbana, IL 61802