Advanced Ultrasound

May 07, 2023 7:30 AM
Viticus Center-Oquendo Campus, Las Vegas, NV


Registration is now open!

Capacity is limited for this course, reserve your spot today!

Your registration fee includes: 

  • Course materials
  • Daily grab and go breakfast, refreshment breaks and snacks, and lunch on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
  • Transportation between the host hotel and the Viticus Center

Registration will require your ACVIM username and password. If you don’t have this readily available, please reach out to ACVIM at

Existing Users

(ACVIM Diplomates and candidates; previous ACVIM event attendees)

New Users

(No previous ACVIM Forum or ACE course attendance)



The Viticus Center
2425 E. Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120 
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Rebranded from the Oquendo Center, The Viticus Center provides meeting and lab space devoted to practical, clinical, and hands-on learning for the veterinary community. The Oquendo Center is conveniently located about one mile from the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and about 2 miles from the host conference hotel. 

For more information about the Viticus Group and the Viticus Center, please click here.



Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley 
2800 North Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, Nevada 89014

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You will find our Henderson, Las Vegas hotel is located within a short drive of three of the world's most renowned man-made attractions, the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Located on the south side of Las Vegas, we offer a relaxing escape while also keeping you close to all the action. McCarran International Airport is just 5.5 miles away. Treat yourself to breakfast and dinner at The Bistro, our hotel restaurant, which also offers Starbucks® coffee and evening cocktails. Professionals in Henderson for work can take advantage of our ergonomic in-room workstations and three versatile meeting venues. All of our hotel guests appreciate our complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and free airport shuttle. Stay active in our outdoor pool, relax in the whirlpool and break a sweat in our on-site fitness center.

How to Make Your Reservation: Individuals are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please see registration confirmation email for reservation booking link.

The ACVIM group rate will be available until Wednesday, April 12, 2023 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 Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley and The Viticus Center.  Shuttle schedule will be announced prior to the beginning of the course.

**Please note – if you are not staying at the Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley transportation will be on your own. Breakfast is not included in the rate, but there will be a light breakfast offered at Viticus Center upon arrival. There is also a restaurant at the hotel**

Course Information

  • Date: May 7-9, 2023
  • Start Time: 7:30 am PT
  • End Time: 5:00 pm PT
  • Location: Viticus Center – Oquendo Campus in Las Vegas, NV
  • Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM-CA Diplomates and Candidates
  • Specialty: SAIM
  • Type: Lecture and Wet lab
  • CE Hours: 24


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RACE Application Status:

This program will be submitted for 24 hours of live, seminar/lecture and lab medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

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Health and Safety:

The ACVIM considers the health and safety of all those who attend our ACE in-person courses our highest priority, including our attendees, sponsors and ACVIM staff. 

The ACVIM may require attendees to wear masks to participate in the ACE course.

Safety protocols are subject to change at any time. Although we are optimistic that we will be able to host ACE courses in-person, all courses are subject to change and/or cancellation. The ACVIM will keep all registered attendees informed should any such change and/or cancellation need to occur.



Anthony Pease


Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR

Viticus Group

Dr. Anthony Pease graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Then, after completed an equine internship at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia and a small animal internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Florida, he completed a diagnostic imaging residency at Cornell University.  I became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and served as an assistant professor at North Carolina State University and a tenured Associate Professor at Michigan State University.  He is a former President of ACVR, and currently their Director of Continuing Education for the ACVR.  He is currently the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the Viticus Group (formerly known as WVC) and lectures extensively on diagnostic imaging in small and large animal as well as supervising hands-on laboratories on small animal and equine imaging.

Krystina Stadler


Krystina Stadler, DVM, DACVR

Spin Veterinary and South Sound Vet Imaging

Dr. Krystina Stadler is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. She graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 as the class salutatorian with Magna Cum Laude. The following year she completed a rotating small animal surgery and medicine internship at University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. From 2013-2016, Dr. Stadler underwent her diagnostic imaging residency at Michigan State University. Clinically, Dr. Stadler enjoys interpreting all imaging modalities and working alongside the primary clinical to integrate imaging findings with the patient’s complete clinical picture. Dr. Stadler also is passionate about providing continuing education in diagnostic imaging and has instructed numerous continuing education courses for the veterinary community


Dr. Nathan C. Nelson


Nathan C. Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR

North Carolina State University

Nathan C. Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR, is an associate professor of diagnostic imaging at North Carolina State University. He attended The Ohio State University for both undergraduate and veterinary education, followed by an internship at Michigan State University. He returned to Ohio State for diagnostic imaging residency and was fortunate to train with a wide variety of species using modern equipment. Following residency, he returned to Michigan State University to work as a radiologist for 9 years, prior to recently joining the faculty at North Carolina State University.


Lukas Kawalilak


Lukas Kawalilak, DVM, DACVR

Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency

Dr. Lukas Kawalilak graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following receiving his veterinary medicine degree, he spent two years at Washington State University completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a small animal radiology internship. He completed a veterinary diagnostic imaging residency in 2018 that included training at both the Michigan State University and Colorado State University. Thereafter, he successfully completed board certification in Veterinary Radiology in 2018. He continued as an assistant professor at Colorado State University until he decided to move back home to the Edmonton area.  Dr. Lukas Kawalilak has a professional interest in abdominal ultrasound and investigated its use in determining normal renal size in neonatal dogs.

Eli Cohen


Dr. Eli Cohen, DVM, DACVR

North Carolina State University

Dr. Cohen received his B.S. in marine science and biology from the University of Tampa in 2001, and his D.V.M. from the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. He completed a rotating internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in 2009, in addition to working as a general practitioner in Tampa, FL. He then attended the University of Georgia where he completed his residency in diagnostic imaging in 2012. He become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2013. Following completion of residency, he worked as a senior lecturer at Massey University in New Zealand. In 2014, he returned to the United States in a faculty position at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has special interest in cross sectional imaging (CT, MRI), zoo/exotic/wildlife animal imaging, and the role of teaching in accelerating advancement from novice to expert in relation to diagnostic imaging.

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