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– Sep. 10-12 2023 –

Intermediate Abdominal Ultrasound

Veterinarians - Enroll Now

Veterinary Technicians - Enroll Now


  • Date: Sep. 10-12, 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Ultrasound
  • Enrollment Capacity: 42
  • CE Hours: 20
  • Cost:
    • Veterinarians: $2,775
    • Veterinary Technicians: $2,775
  • Instructor: Bob Cole, DVM, DACVR


This course is designed to be the continuation of the basic course. Where the basic course focuses on the ultrasound machine and normal anatomy, the intermediate course will focus on the common abnormal pathology seen in the abdomen. An overview lecture covering the ultrasound machine and a normal ultrasound examination will be covered as a review, but the pathology of the liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands, pancreas, urinary bladder and gastrointestinal tract are the main focus of this course. In this 3-day course 12 hours are spent in the laboratory practicing a complete examination on dogs and cats as well as working on any difficulties you have on your image acquisition. Care will be spent teaching image optimization and image acquisition under expert guidance making sure you optimize your hands-on experience. When you are finished this course, you will understand the advantages and limitations of ultrasound as well as optimizing your examination to ensure that you have the best chance to find the pathology that is present within the abdomen when you return to your clinic.


Bob Cole, DVM, DACVR

  1. The participant will understand how to perform a complete systematic ultrasound examination of the abdomen.
  2. The participant will see the general pathologic changes identified on ultrasound in each organ and learn the limitations and benefits that ultrasound provides to help identify abnormalities.
  3. The participant will have additional practice finding the adrenal glands and pancreas in dogs and cats.
  4. The participant will learn and develop a complete approach for evaluating the normal gastrointestinal tract.
  5. Case examples will be used to illustrate the appearance of common diseases of the liver and spleen, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital tract, and the pancreas and adrenal glands.
  6. Expected differences between normal dog and cat ultrasound anatomy and pathology will be reviewed.

Viticus Group’s official lodging partner is Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley. Special lodging discounts are available to participants attending courses at the Viticus Center. Please make these arrangements once you have purchased your course by calling 702.434.4700 and be sure to mention that you are attending a course at the Viticus Center. To make a reservation with our discounted rate, please click here

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley
2800 North Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
Toll-free: 702.434.4700

 Courtyard Lodging Includes: 

  • Airport Pick up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p
  • Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pick up their luggage. At that time, we will inform them of the area they will be picked up and we will send the shuttle driver.
  • Airport drop-off: All drop-offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.
  • Shuttle service to Las Vegas Strip: Pickups and drop-offs are outside the Mandalay Bay Tour and Trolley stop.

Drop-off Times:
Please see your Course Agenda for details

Pick-up Times:
Please see your Course Agenda for details

  • Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior.
  • Ground transportation to/from hotel and Viticus Center.
  • Be ready at the Courtyard hotel lobby 30 minutes in advance of course start time and board the van for the short ride to the Viticus Center. View Map.
  • Return to the hotel at the end of the instructional day.


Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Viticus Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.


  1. Scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
  4. Plenty of sunscreen.
  5. Electronic charging device to power up.
  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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