Canine Breeder Ultrasound Training
Vet Image Solutions for the last 10 years have offered the gold standard for canine ultrasound scanning training in the UK, USA and Canada. We are the world leader for canine ultrasound training for non-veterenarians and we are proud to be the only company recognised by the Animal Ultrasound Association (AUA). We have trained some of the leading breeders across the world, and are the only company to offer on-going learning tools and support after training.
Our courses are taught by professional ultrasonographers, and will teach you to get the most out of your ultrasound scanner. We are the only company in the UK to offer a comprehensive training syllabus for dog breeders and other non-veterinarians looking to get into ultrasound scanning. After your one-day course, you will be able to:
- Confidently identify pregnancy and, more important, non-pregnancy
- Use your scanner to tell when a bitch is coming into or out of season
- Spot pyometra in its early stages, before it's too late (avoid spaying)
- Know what is normal and what is abnormal, and when to refer your client to a veterinarian
"Everyone throughly enjoyed their day and i feel if breeders are buying scanners they need to attend something like this to gain a further understanding of basics regarding anatomy of the bitch and ultrasound basics. I felt stephen was excellent he didnt baffle us with hard to understand terminology and answered questions clearly in a manner we could all understand." - Sharon Pearce.
"Would like to say I went on the ultra sound scanning day in Maidstone and I found it very educational and I asked loads of questions. I learnt so much I highly recomend it" - Lisa Smith.
"LOVED IT!!!!! A brilliant day and I really learnt a lot!" - Julia
"I am a veterinary surgeon from West Sussex who was looking to purchase a scanner from VIS and to also attended the Level 1 scanning course. Although already familiar with ultrasound scanners, I though it would be refreshing to have some training in a relaxed and pressure free environment where I could freshen up on the basics and gain more confidence.
This is a fantastic course whether you have previous scanning experience or whether you have yet to even hold a probe. Everyone who attended the course that I was with had no previous experience at all....yet by the end of the day, everyone in the room could confidently identify not only a pregnancy, but also the liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines with confidence. They were also able to identify things such as a pyometra-one of the most life endangering conditions associated with intact bitches. The Staff were all amazing and took great care to ensure that each individual on the course felt comfortable enough to ask any questions they had- something you don't always get on training days.
I found all of the scanners to be extremely good!!! I even came away with one for my veterinary practice. That gives you an idea of how good I thought the VIS equipment was. Very good value for money in my opinion.
So whether you are a complete scanning novice or perhaps a vet nurse or surgeon, this course can offer you confidence in the basics and will definitely have you identifying pregnancy or lack of with confidence.
I look forward to attending the Level 2 course.
Thankyou VIS for a fab day!" - Maria Wood
We now hold regular training courses at various locations across the UK.
To register your interest in a course near you, please call us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us on 0208-432-9802. Please join our Facebook group to find out what others are saying about our courses, and connect with fellow scanning professionals to share your knowledge and experiences.
There will be a range of ultrasound scanners to try and you will receive a course booklet to take away, along with your VIS notepad and certificate of attendance. You will be taught how to operate an ultrasound scanner and transducer in order to perform a thorough abdominal examination on a bitch so that you can confidently identify pregnancy versus non-pregnancy.
With the exception of veterinary nurses, qualified obstetricians, or those otherwise professionally involved in veterinary care, all attendees of our level 2 course must have successfully completed our level 1 course (Introduction to Ultrasound). In order to get the most out of the day, it is also strongly recommended that you have at least 6 months' scanning experience between completing your level one and level two.