Ultrasound for Canine Pregnancy Scanning
This training course includes a small group session with an accredited sonographer, ongoing support via email or WhatsApp, and complete online access to all of our online training videos, audio and written guides on the topic of canine pregnancy scanning. All of our training modules are written and delivered by accredited British sonographers.
You will also receive access to your own member area to which you can upload your scans to share with others.
This training course is open to aspiring scanners worldwide, and a mutually convenient time and day will be picked for your course. Please note that, as a UK organisation, this package is billed in British Pound Sterling. Your PayPal or card issuer will automatically charge you your local currency equivalent (approximately 320 Euros or US$380).
Your online access will last for 12 months and includes access to the AUA membership area.
We strongly recommend using a dedicated canine pregnancy ultrasound machine to accompany this course. If you need help choosing the most appropriate ultrasound scanner prior to beginning this course, we are happy to advise, for any location and budget. Please contact us here.
Ultrasound for Goat Pregnancy Scanning
A 1.5 – 2 hour online session with a qualified sonographer at a mutually convenient date and time, plus ongoing access to 10 online modules, covering the theory and practice of the successful use of ultrasound for performing goat pregnancy scans. Includes basic ultrasound physics, types of reflectors, goat scanning technique, quick and easy tips for image optimization, developmental stages, performing measurements and calculating gestational age, attenuation, artifacts, and ultrasound safety and biohazards. Each module includes text, diagrams, ultrasound images, tutorial videos and quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding as you go along.
Pricing is in British Pounds. Don’t worry; PayPal will automatically convert your currency for you, even if you are paying with credit card. £210 is the approximate equivalent of $295 US Dollars (this may vary slightly depending on the day’s exchange rate. You will be given the opportunity to accept and confirm the price before you are charged).
This comprehensive online course includes basic ultrasound physics, types of reflectors, goat scanning technique, quick and easy tips for image optimization, developmental stages, performing measurements and calculating gestational age, attenuation, artifacts, and ultrasound safety and biohazards. Each module includes text, diagrams, ultrasound images and tutorial videos.
Also includes a live session with a qualified sonographer, as well as ongoing support via email or WhatsApp.
Beginners’ introduction to ultrasound HCM screening in cats
This course is designed for veterinarians who are new to cardiac scanning, and are interested in screening for HCM with ultrasound. You can work through the course at your own pace but please note that, for a better learning experience, this course runs in small cohorts every 6 weeks. You will be emailed the day from which you will be able to access your course material within 48 hours of signup, and can also opt to start with the following cohort if there is a schedule clash for you.
All students on this course are supported by an accredited Echocardiographer.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common hereditary cardiac condition in felines. It can affect any breed of cat, purebred or not. Certain breeds do appear to have a propensity, however, most notably Maine Coones, Bengals, Ragdolls and Sphynxes.
Serious, responsible breeders are very interested in finding ways to screen their litters for HCM with ultrasound; some are even willing to help their local veterinarian with the cost of training or equipment in order to achieve this goal.
Yet, there is no established measurement that can definitively rule HCM in or out with echocardiography in cats (or any other animal). In the human world, too, HCM remains a clinical diagnosis. However, there is no doubt that the most obvious phenotypes can be easily detected with echocardiography, preventing this disease from further permeating a breeding programme.
In this short (3 hour) course, you will learn:
- Two basic, reproducible cardiac views that you can achieve on any cat with either a microconvex or phased array transducer.
- Simple measurement techniques for recording wall thickness and tracking potential progression of suspected HCM.
- How to avoid the most common imaging and measurement pitfalls.
- Associated conditions including systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), and how these can be spotted using 2D ultrasound and continuous wave Doppler (for those whose systems have the capability or who may wish to learn for the future).
- Uncontrolled hypertension: a differential diagnosis.
This course is written and taught by an Echocardiographer, with the aim of enabling you to get the most out of your ultrasound equipment in the context of HCM screening in felines. Clinical training, such as treatment options, are outside of our remit as non-veterinarians.
This course is designed for individuals who are new to cardiac scanning, with no prior experience. If you already have some experience with echocardiography and would like more advanced training, please contact us to discuss.
Levels 1 + 2 guided canine pregnancy ultrasound training
A complete ultrasound training and mentoring programme, with access to level 1 and 2 group training courses either in-person (held in Kent and Worcestershire) or online via Zoom. It is strongly advised to leave 6 months or more between your two courses, in order to get the most out of your level 2 experience.
This course also comes with access to online modules and tests, and direct access to a fully accredited sonographer.
- Level 1 group training either in person or online, with certificate issued upon successful completion. Value: £285
- Level 2 group training either in person or online, with certificate issued upon successful completion. Must be undertaken within 18 months of completing level 1. Value: £285
- Access to online training modules written by real sonographers. Value: £185