I have been searching for a hands-on, practical Small Animal Ultrasound Course. There are so many intense single weekend “crash courses” out there (which wouldn’t give you much practice — as they say “practice makes perfect!”) but very few year-long programs available like Improve’s. It was a perfect balance between succinct, informative and useful morning theory lectures with hands-on practical scanning sessions to apply the morning’s lectures with the guided assistance of experienced ultrasonographers.
My highlight was the Echocardiography weekend. I signed up for this course with the aim on really getting a good grasp of abdominal ultrasonography (especially being able to consistently find the adrenal glands!) but I never knew cardiac ultrasound would be that approachable!
Thanks to Improve for a fantastic year. It was well worth the weekends spent travelling up to Brisbane and had a great time learning with my fellow delegates.