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Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
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Sound logoDiagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Sound® Sponsored Course


Faculty: Myra F. Barrett, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVR, Felix Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 2-day course is open to veterinarians, and veterinary technicians/nurses that attend with their supervising veterinarians.

Course Description: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound will focus on how ultrasound can be used to make musculoskeletal diagnoses more precisely, accurately and efficiently. Basic skills in ultrasonographic assessment will be covered as well as how findings can be applied clinically. This will enable a more targeted treatment approach to patients suffering from soft tissue injuries such as Achilles tendinopathy and iliopsoas myotendinopathy. The course will include live dog labs, lectures, and hands-on experience with ultrasound.

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This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 15 credit hours.

Course Fee: There are two options for course fees:

  • $1,425 for a veterinarian attending the course, or
  • $2,137 for a 2-person team of a supervising veterinarian and a veterinary technician/nurse attending the course together (fee reflects a 50% discount for the veterinary technician/nurse).
    Note: There is a limit of three teams in this class. Please register promptly if you wish to attend as a team.

A 10% discount is available on the course fee for veterinarians who are CCRTs.

Special Registration Instructions:
For 2-person teams of supervising veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses attending together: The supervising veterinarian in the team should complete the online registration process first. Please click on the "Select" button to start the registration process for this class. The veterinarian should enter his/her information, upload his/her documents (license and photo), and pay the full fee for the team. While registering, the veterinarian should enter the name and email address of the veterinary technician/nurse who also will be attending in the field labeled "Participant's Medical Conditions." After the veterinarian's registration is received, CRI will send a link to the veterinary technician/nurse to also register and submit his/her documents (license, Employment Agreement Letter, and photo). There is no additional charge for the registration of the veterinary technician/nurse.

Topics Covered

  • Basics of ultrasound
  • Thoracic limb injuries
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the shoulder
  • Pelvic limb injuries
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the common calcaneal tendon
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the iliopsoas
  • Ultrasound-guided treatment

Class Details: Classes are held each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. Any students that are interested in bringing their own dog to class to be a demo dog should contact CRI at info@caninerehabinstitute.com for more details. Demo dogs would experience a brief sedation during the class. Participants would receive a free consultation on any musculoskeletal imaging issue that the dog may have.