This workshop is designed for veterinarians who wish to perform abdominal ultrasonographic examination in small mammals. The objectives are to provide delegates with a basic knowledge of ultrasound image formation and current technology, and to perform routine abdominal ultrasonography in common clinical situations. The session is based on a mixture of lectures, clinical case studies and a wet lab with live animals.  All participants will have a chance to see and use modern equipment for advanced ultrasonography presented by experienced tutors and equipment from a leading company in diagnostic ultrasonography. The afternoon session will be organised as a wet lab focusing on practical training in the use of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. All procedures will be done under the supervision of the course masters. The wet lab will be organised in small groups, allowing for close supervision, providing participants with practical knowledge on the latest aspects of abdominal diagnostic ultrasonography.


Time (hrs) Detail
0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 1000 Introduction to ultrasound and equipment
1000 – 1030 Tea Break
1030 – 1100 Ultrasound techniques for small mammals
1100 – 1200 Case studies in diagnostic ultrasound
1200 – 1300 “Lunch
Exhibition of ultrasound equipment “
1300 – 1630 Ultrasound practice on small mammals – examination of the abdomen
1630 – 1700 Review, Q&A followed by tea

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. A. Sivan DVM, PGDip(Ultrasound)

Dr. Sivan attended University Putra Malaysia and graduated with a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1999. He specializes in diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasonography and CT scan) and he has a special interest in exotic animal medicine & surgery. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of diagnostic imaging and has been in small animal practice since 2001. Dr Sivan is frequently consulted on cases involving diagnostic imaging by his colleagues in the small animal and exotic practice.

In 2005 he completed a certificate course in Small Animal Radiology and in 2006 completed a certificate course in ultrasonography at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has also obtained a post-graduate diploma (PGDip) in ultrasonography from the Madras Veterinary College, India. He is an active individual who enjoys spending his time pursuing outdoor activities including mountain biking and mountain climbing.