For Vets


If you are a registered veterinarian or vet student then you can access free echo cases every month through the Animal Ultrasound Association. Each case will include image optimisation tips and tricks, as well as background and discussion on the case itself.

We also have BSE-accredited echocardiographers based in London, Kent and Northumberland. If you are looking to progress in echocardiography at your practice and require tuition or equipment advice, the Animal Ultrasound Association can help.

Please enter your details below to gain access to our free monthly case studies.


Beginners’ introduction to small animal echocardiography – CPD course

This course is designed for veterinarians who are new to cardiac scanning.

In this single day (3 hours) course, you will learn:
    • The basic cardiac exam – scanning technique and patient positioning. Using only two basic views, how to examine for:
      – Effusions (differentiating pleural & pericardial)
      – HCM in cats
      – Visual estimation of ventricular systolic function
      – Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs (+ Colour Doppler)
      – LA:Ao ratio in cats and dogs
    • How to obtain the 4 and 5 chamber views
      – Using Pulsed Wave Doppler for mitral inflow
      – Using Continuous Wave Doppler for aortic stenosis and estimating pulmonary pressures


    Training can be performed on either your own or your tutor’s ultrasound machine.

    This course is taught by an Echocardiographer, with the aim of enabling you to begin performing basic cardiac screens and getting the most out of your ultrasound equipment. 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 little or no prior experience.

    To book your course please contact us here