Companion animal point-of-care ultrasound
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Companion animal point-of-care ultrasound

This course is designed to increase your knowledge and skills used in emergency point-of-care techniques.

24/05/2019 to 25/05/2019
When: 24 & 25 May 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Massey University
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 
New Zealand
Contact: Shannon Leader
+64 4 495 1140

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

NOTE: If you will be attending conference social functions, it is recommended you book via the conference website. If you register for the workshop from here, you do not need to register for the workshop on the conference website.

About this course   

This course will increase your knowledge and skills used in emergency point-of-care techniques, through a series of case-based interactive lectures and practical hands-on training.

You will learn techniques that will help with your diagnostic and treatment decisions on a daily basis, going far beyond the emergency room.

Presented by internationally recognised Dr Soren Boysen from the University of Calgary and supported by highly-skilled tutors.


A full day of lectures on the final day of the 2019 Conference in the Capital (Wellington) followed by a 1-day wet lab at Massey University (Palmerston North).

Learning outcomes and benefits

  • Increase your understanding of daily uses in cage-side ultrasound.
  • Improve your point-of-care ultrasound skills.
  • Learn new 5-minute techniques for scanning the thorax, abdomen and heart to diagnose conditions and direct further work-up and therapy.
  • Increase your confidence in ultrasound diagnosis in a variety of conditions, including pleural space disease, abdominal effusion, alveolar interstitial pathology and basic cardiac pathology.
  • Feel confident in using focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) techniques for the acute abdomen and trauma patients.


Soren Boysen DVM Dip. ACVECC

Extensively published (more than 80 papers/chapters), and a recipient of numerous teaching and research excellence awards, Dr. Boysen has become an internationally recognized speaker. He and his colleagues from Tufts changed the practice of veterinary medicine when they developed and introduced the profession to FAST exams, and with colleagues at the University of Calgary, adapted veterinary point of care ultrasound for use in non-trauma patients. With the help of many great colleagues from around the world, he continues to develop ultrasound training techniques and workshops for non-specialist practitioners. Along with point of care ultrasound, his research interests include hemorrhage, coagulation, and perfusion.

Ivayla Yozova, MVM MBA AFHEA Dip. ACVECC

Janelle Wierenga BS DVM Dip. ACVECC MPH


CPD Points

This course is worth 13 CVE points. NZVA members get access to the MyCPD record.


NZVA Member (Earlybird - ends 8 April)

1 day conference ($500) + workshop ($890) = $1390
2 day conference ($800) + workshop ($890) = $1690
3 day conference ($990) + workshop ($890) = $1880

Non-Member (Earlybird- ends 8 April)

1 day conference ($1000) + workshop ($1335) = $2335
2 day conference ($1600) + workshop ($1335) = $2935
3 day conference ($1980) + workshop ($1335) = $3315

 All prices are in NZD and are GST inclusive.

Contact the NZVA membership team to ask about becoming a member and receive benefits such as discounted CPD.

Accommodation and transport


Wellington accommodation details can be found on the conference website.

Palmerston North

The Copthorne Palmerston North is offering a king size room for $120 to workshop delegates.

Enter NZVA19 into the ‘Group Code when booking on the hotel website.


Selecting the bus transport during registration will give you the following:

  • Chartered bus transportation from TSB Arena, Wellington to The Copthorne, Palmerston North leaving at approx. 6pm on Friday 24 May.
  • Stop for dinner on the way to Palmerston North (delegates pay for their own meal).

  • Chartered bus transportation from The Copthorne to Massey University

Sponsored by