SAIM Ultrasound

Register Course Pricing Agenda

Early Bird Pricing Deadline: March 8, 2019      Registration Closes: March 28, 2019

Audience Audience: ACVIM, ECEIM, ECVIM Diplomates and Candidates Date Date: April 5-7, 2019
Category Category: Small Animal Internal Medicine Start Time Start Time: Friday, 8:00 am
Type: Lecture and Wet Lab End Time End Time: Sunday, 12:15 pm
CE Hours CE Hours: 19 Venue Venue: Oquendo Center
Capacity Capacity 32 Location Location: Las Vegas, NV

Sharpen your ultrasound exam skills while enhancing expertise and confidence! This Ultrasound course is designed to give specialists added proficiency and assurance when performing ultrasound exams on dogs and cats. Through lecture and small group, hands-on ultrasound wet labs, participants will be given instruction on normal abdominal ultrasound anatomy and appearance, as well as the appearance of disease in the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, pancreas, and GI tract.  Emphasis on more difficult areas, such as pancreatitis, hepatobiliary disease, and thyroid disease will be discussed.

Each lab station will be supervised by a Board-certified veterinary radiologist or senior radiology resident.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
  • Create and maintain the optimal image on your ultrasound machine
  • Recognize normal and abnormal appearance of the liver and spleen, including utilization of the intercostal windows
  • Recognize normal and abnormal appearance of the kidneys and bladder
  • Recognize normal and abnormal appearance of the GI tract and pancreas
  • Recognize normal and abnormal appearance of the adrenal glands and abdominal lymph nodes
  • Recognize normal and abnormal appearance of thoracic disease
  • Understand techniques of ultrasound guided biopsy

Your registration fee includes:
  • Lecture Proceedings
  • Daily refreshment breaks and snacks
  • Lunch Friday and Saturday
  • Transportation between the Courtyard Marriott Last Vegas Henderson/Green Valley and the Oquendo Center

RACE Approval:

This program has been approved for 19 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Martha Moon Larson, DVM, MS, DACVR  (Course Leader)
Professor, Radiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

Dr. Marti Larson received her DVM from The Ohio State University. She then completed an internship at Animal Medical Center, and then her MS and Radiology residency back at The Ohio State University. She has been ACVR accredited since 1987.

Dr. Larson has been a practicing Radiologist at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech since 1986, where she is currently a Professor. Her interests include abdominal ultrasound, especially feline biliary and pancreatic disease, thoracic radiology and ultrasound.

David Biller, DVM, DACVR
Professor and Section Head, Radiology
Kansas State University
Dr. David Biller received his DVM from Auburn University and completed his residency in radiology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University. He joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his primary responsibilities were clinical teaching and research. He returned to The Ohio State University in 1991 as a radiologist and is currently at Kansas State University.

Dr. Biller’s major clinical interest is diagnostic ultrasound of small and large animals. His major research interests involve the use of diagnostic ultrasound in the diagnosis and evaluation of spontaneous animal diseases and the study of polycystic kidney disease in cats. 

Professor Radiology
The Royal Veterinary College
United Kingdom
Dr. Chris Lamb graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1983. He was Resident in Radiology at Tufts University and continued there as Assistant Professor. In 1990 he returned to England to work in small animal referral practice in London. In 1992 he joined The Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has helped train many residents, has numerous publications covering most aspects of diagnostic imaging, has had various roles for the ACVR and ECVDI, and is an active CPD provider.

Dr. Lamb retired from The RVC as Professor of Radiology in 2019. He now works part-time for both Antech Imaging Services and North Downs Specialist Referrals.

Jeffrey Ruth, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVR
Dr. Jeff Ruth earned his undergraduate and DVM degrees from Texas A&M University. After graduation, he spent several years in general practice in Texas, achieving diplomate status through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice. He then completed a diagnostic imaging internship at the Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a residency and Masters degree program at Purdue University.

Dr. Ruth became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2013. Following residency, he served as faculty at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ruth joined IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants in 2018.


The Oquendo Center

2425 E. Oquendo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120
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The course will be conducted at The Oquendo Center, a state-of-the-art medical facility which hosts a wide range of veterinary events, including hands-on labs, lectures, workshops, symposiums and demonstrations. The Oquendo Center is conveniently located about one mile from the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and 3 miles from the Courtyard hotel.

For more information about The Oquendo Center, please click here.


Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Henderson / Green Valley

2800 North Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-4700
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ACVIM group rate: $99.00 + tax per night. Rate includes hot breakfast voucher for use in the Bistro dining area.

How to Make Your Reservation:

  • Phone: (702) 434-4700
  • Online: Click here to reserve your room online.

ACVIM group rate available until March 11, 2019 or until sold out, whichever comes first.
Please check your hotel reservation confirmation for reservation change and cancellation policy.

Complimentary transportation will be provided between the Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Henderson / Green Valley and The Oquendo Center. Schedule will be announced 1-2 weeks prior to the course start date.

**Please note – if you are not staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Last Vegas Henderson / Green Valley hotel, then breakfast will be on your own**


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