AUA invited to give talk by Bristol University’s vet school
Last week, the Animal Ultrasound Association were invited by Bristol University’s vet school to give a talk on Veterinary Echocardiography to their fourth-year vet students. The focus of our talk was on getting three key views from one position on the chest, which could be obtained with any ultrasound machine equipped with a microconvex or phased array probe, as opposed to only with a high-end cardiac system. This was to ensure that the topics covered could be of immediate use to the students, both now and in the first veterinary surgery they may find themselves in after graduation.
The talk included a helpful practical session where the students could obtain the views for themselves on healthy dogs. We finished by showing some examples of diseased hearts (mitral regurgitation, pericardial effusion, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy), which they could identify by eye.
The Animal Ultrasound Association regularly train veterinary practices and students on animal ultrasound best practice. This includes what to look for and how to get the best images from the equipment they use. Our trained sonographers are experienced in most ultrasound models including well-known brands such as GE, Philips, Siemens, Siui, Sonoscape, Edan, Chison and Mindray.
If you’re interested in training or have any other questions please get in touch.
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