Does this sound familiar:

We’ve taught hundreds of people sonography skills over the past 30 years, in our experience you might find that you’re experiencing the following;

  • You have an ultrasound machine in your practice, but you don't feel confident to use it regularly

  • You'd like to improve your abdominal ultrasound skills but aren't sure where to start

  • You currently outsource your ultrasound scans but would like to keep the revenue ‘in house’ whilst still providing good quality care. Outsourcing limits the availability of ultrasound to your patients

  • You enjoy using ultrasound but want your competency to match your enthusiasm

Why enrol on our course?

Ultrasound is the most operator-dependent form of diagnostic imaging. With a shortage of practitioners in the field of veterinary practice, there has never been a better time to enhance your understanding of ultrasound techniques and develop your abilities as a practitioner. Take our Key Skills in Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound course and you will:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts that underpin high quality diagnostic images

  • Develop a clear understanding of how to source, obtain and set up an ultrasound machine that is suitable for your practice and patients

  • Learn how to perform a well structured abdominal survey with a focus on each of the organ systems

  • Discover how to undertake basic needle guided diagnostic procedures

Meet your instructors

Want to meet Angie & Julie — the founders & course instructors behind Aspire UCS?

Want a sneak preview into our latest course?

Key Skills in Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound.

What our students say

“Aspire have been vital in helping me to establish and develop the imaging department at Wear Referrals as a solo veterinary radiologist. They assisted Wear Referrals in recruiting, interviewing and hiring a suitable permanent human sonographer and have been critical in providing high quality veterinary ultrasound training, which is both reproducible and auditable, enabling our team to perform ultrasound consistently to a high standard. Angie and Julie are fun to work with and have developed a professional working relationship with our team of veterinary clinicians, radiographers, nurses and animal care assistants.”

Naomi Earley BVSc DipECVDI MRCVS, Imaging Specialist, Wear Referrals Hospital

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Angie Lloyd Jones from Aspire. Her consistency and openness in planning and delivery means that she is very approachable. I have had the pleasure of creating live ultrasound training with Angie over many sessions and her wealth of knowledge and dedication to training shines through. Angie knows exactly how to explain difficult concepts in a clear and concise way and this helps to build confidence with those who work with her. She is great at getting the best out of people and I look forward to the next time we can work together.”

Dr Caroline Taylor BSc BVetMed PGCert (SAM) MRCVS Veterinary Demonstrator, Celtic SMR Ltd

“I have known and worked with Angie for the past few years. Angie is a very skilled and knowledgeable ultrasonographer and an excellent teacher with a desire to see others succeed. Virtual Veterinary Specialists is very pleased to collaborate with Angie to deliver high quality ultrasound training to our clients.”

Nuala Summerfield BSc BVM&S MRCVS DipACVIM(Cardiology) DipECVIM-CA(Cardiology) RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, Director, Virtual Veterinary Specialists

“This whole course was excellent. It was clear that a lot of effort had been put into the creation of this course. All the videos were very clearly presented and well-rehearsed. I wish I had this as a resource whilst at university, and I feel a more streamlined version of this course may be very appealing for this sector (ultrasound teaching/training was non-existent for me at university).”

Andrew Crosland, Dr of Veterinary Medicine and Rotating Intern at Linnaeus Specialist Referral Hospital

“Angie Lloyd-Jones (Director at Aspire UCS Ltd) provided a fantastic seminar to our specialist anaesthetists demonstrating how to drive an ultrasound machine! I picked up some great tips for enhancing visualisation of my needle for nerve blocks. Angie's methodical approach to image optimisation really helped! ”

Matthew Gurney BVSc CertVA PgCertVBM DipECVAA FRCVS, Clinical Director, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

“I started my ultrasound journey in my first year as a veterinary graduate thanks to Angie Lloyd-Jones. I was taught the principles of ultrasound machines and their probes. Angie taught me how to locate the bladder, liver, spleen, gallbladder, kidneys and how to recognise ultrasound artefacts. Ultrasound is a vital diagnostic tool as it is safe, quick, painless, non-invasive and can yield so much information, especially in an acutely sick pet. The Aspire courses are a fantastic way to improve your skills and to build structure to your ultrasound scans. You are never too old to learn and to up-skill! Forever grateful to Aspire for teaching me this wonderful skill!”

Niamh Casey MRCVS Surgical Intern, Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital

“I attended the Abdominal and Thoracic POCUS Course for RVNs ran by Aspire. This course was perfectly designed to give a RVN fantastic skills to transfer straight into practice. This was a most informative, well-run course with theoretical components and plenty of actual practical hands on training relevant to all levels of clinical experience. It will add a vital quality to any veterinary service and has allowed us to provide a streamline service for triaging in a busy emergency department as well as general patient care within the hospital. The course gave me confidence by giving me a clear structure to follow when scanning a patient. I feel as a nurse that some courses lack relevance to referral work but this has proven invaluable in my role. Continued support from Aspire has also been fantastic! If I have a query, they are always there to help. ”

Annabel Kerr RVN Deputy Team Leader, Specialist Referral Hospital

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