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– Dec. 10-12, 2023 –

Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

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  • Date: Dec. 10-12, 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Ultrasound
  • Enrollment Capacity: 42
  • CE Hours: 20
  • Cost: $2,825
  • Instructor: Bob Cole, DVM, DACVR


This course is geared toward the participant that is comfortable with abdominal ultrasound and needs guidance or instruction on the more advanced diagnoses. This course not only focuses on the abdomen to discuss the use of Doppler and imaging for portosystemic shunts, but also spends time on ultrasound of the neck and thyroid gland, noncardiac thoracic ultrasound as well as case presentations to show the application of ultrasound and how it helps to guide treatment. In this 3-day course, 12 hours is spent in the laboratory evaluating dogs and cats with the discussion of tips and tricks the different instructors use in the evaluation of each organ system of the abdomen, neck with an introduction to musculoskeletal imaging using ultrasound.


Bob Cole, DVM, DACVR

  1. The participants will be able to perform a complete ultrasound examination in dogs and cats and correct any difficulties they have encountered obtaining and optimizing their images. This includes correct documentation of probe orientation and labeling of images for review using telemedicine services or for follow up scans.
  2. The participant will learn other areas of the body amenable to ultrasound such as the thyroid and thorax, excluding the heart, and an introduction to the use of ultrasound for the documentation of musculoskeletal or soft tissue abnormalities.
  3. The participant will learn how to optimally use Doppler in the abdomen and perform vascular examinations.
  4. The participant will review a large number of case studies focusing on the application of ultrasound and its immediate use in private practice under the guidance of board certified veterinary radiologists.


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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