AD130 – Advance25 – Cardiac Ultrasound

£997.00 (+VAT)

This course starts Tuesday 5th September 2023, with the last session taking place on Friday 13th October 2023. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session. Log on at any time – suitable for all time zones.

Course already started? Don’t worry you can register for this course up until 13th January 2024. You will still have access to all of the course materials plus full tutor support for a further two weeks following the last session.


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Advance25TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and discussion forums. The course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. There are no live sessions – you can log on at any time so the course is suitable for all time zones. The course runs for a six week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks via the course forum in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access to all of your course materials although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.

Get more out of your cardiac scanning with this interactive online course. Cardiac ultrasound is an important part of examining patients with known or suspected heart disease. Understanding the principles behind echocardiography will help you with image acquisition and optimisation, enabling confident interpretation with your patients. This course will take you through the principles of echocardiography, including advanced techniques, and their application to various disease processes in both cats and dogs. Take your cardiac scanning to the next level with the help of our expert and approachable tutors.

Session 1: Getting the most out of your ultrasound machine. Image quality and optimisation are extremely important if you are to interpret your echocardiography images confidently. This session will give you the knowledge that you need to optimise your ultrasound images and get a clearer picture with your cases.

Session 2: Measuring and interpreting your echocardiography images. Accurate and repeatable measurement of echocardiography images is key to determining if an animal has heart disease, especially with those animals that need longitudinal follow up. In this session we will review commonly used measurements associated with right-sided views and discuss evaluation of systolic function.

Session 3: Echocardiography of acquired heart disease in the cat. Diastolic function is important to evaluate feline heart disease. In this session we will discuss interpretation of diastolic function together with how to diagnose the various forms of acquired feline heart disease.

Session 4: Echocardiography of acquired heart disease in the dog and miscellaneous heart diseases. Acquired heart disease is commonly identified in dogs. This session will review echocardiography of degenerative mitral valve disease and dilated cardiomyopathy. We will then go on to discuss more unusual presentations such as pericardial effusion, endocarditis and pulmonary hypertension.

Session 5: Echocardiography of congenital heart disease in cats and dogs. Congenital heart disease is frequently encountered in small animal practice. This session will review more common congenital diseases and their echocardiographic appearance. Focus will be on patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonic and aortic stenosis, valve dysplasia and septal defects.

Session 6: Case based integration. This final session will go through canine and feline cases pulling together everything you have learnt in this course. We’ll look at some of the patients that you’re likely to encounter in your practice.

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What do Vets Say About this Course?

‘The cases in the end were a good way to round up all the information. An excellent summary of echocardiography with a practical point of view.’

Sander Vermeulen MRCVS

‘A thoroughly enjoyable course, excellent amount of detail included covering a wide range of the cases seen in general practice. Rapid response to questions on the forum. Brilliant detail regarding echo views, measurements, acquired and congenital disease. Will be very beneficial to my role in clinical practice and is already having a huge impact in how I manage my cases. Really useful course, pitched at exactly the right level for clinical practice to extend beyond the basics of echocardiography, with all areas covered, whilst also including more detailed/advanced techniques that may be utilised more in the future. Brilliantly presented.’

Rachel Church MRCVS

‘I found the course really excellent. The presentations were of an exceptionally high standard and I’m very excited to take all I have learned back to my practice. I completed the course much later as I wasn’t free for the live sessions. Emer Nolan, from your admin team, was exceptionally helpful.’

Patrick Keating MRCVS

‘Good, clear delivery by both speakers. Enjoyed case studies both in last lectures and forum to test knowledge. Have been gaining confidence with abdominal ultrasound, so now hoping to progress to starting echo. Some of this information was maybe more than I need at this stage but good for overall understanding.’

Jenna Lamb MRCVS

Course Tutors : 


Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Chester Gates Veterinary Specialists

Siddharth Sudunagunta BVetMed CertAVP(VC) MRCVS

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service

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