Abdominal Ultrasound for Specialists

April 08, 2024 9:00 AM
Viticus Center-Oquendo Campus, Las Vegas, NV


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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.

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: April 8-10, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 am PT
  • End Time: 5:00 pm PT
  • Location: Viticus Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM-CA, ACVECC Diplomates and Candidates
  • Specialty: All specialties
  • Type: Lecture and Wet lab
  • CE Hours: 24


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This program will be submitted (but not yet approved) for 24 hours of live, seminar/lecture, and lab medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

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Anthony Pease



Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR
Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
Viticus Group, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Anthony Pease graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing 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 pursued a diagnostic imaging residency at Cornell University. Dr. Pease became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and served as an assistant professor at North Carolina State University. Later, he held a tenured Associate Professor position at Michigan State University.
With a wealth of experience, Dr. Pease has served as the President of ACVR and currently holds the position of Director of Continuing Education for the ACVR. Additionally, he is presently the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the Viticus Group (formerly known as WVC). Dr. Pease is actively involved in education, delivering extensive lectures on diagnostic imaging in both small and large animals. He also supervises hands-on laboratories focusing on small animal and equine imaging.


Elodie Huguet


Elodie Huguet, DVM, DACVR
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Dr. Elodie Huguet is a graduate of the University of Georgia and finished her radiology residency at the University of Florida. Dr. Huguet is a Clinical Assistant Professor in diagnostic imaging at the University of Florida and lectures, teaches and publishes extensively on ultrasound in small animals.

Dr. Nathan C. Nelson


Nathan C. Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR
North Carolina State University

Dr. 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 a 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.

Rachel Lee


Rachel Lee, DVM, DACVR
Happy Veterinary Imaging Services

Dr. Rachel Lee graduated from Western University of Health Sciences and did her residency at the University of Florida. She currently works with Dr. Chelsea Kunst at Happy Veterinary Imaging Services.


Chelsea Kunst


Chelsea Kunst, DVM, DACVR
Owner, Happy Veterinary Imaging Services

Dr. Chelsea Kunst graduated from Kansas State University and then did a rotating internship at Mississippi State University.  She did her radiology residency at Michigan State University and is a board-certified veterinary radiologist.  Dr. Kunst is the owner of Happy Veterinary Imaging Services in California and has spent years training veterinarians and specialists on the use of ultrasound and imaging for their patients.

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