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19 May 2020 09:00 - 19 May 2020 13:00

First opinion heart scanning: Is this heart big?

Rodbaston Hall, South Staffs College, South Staffs College, Rodbaston Hall Rodbaston Drive Penkridge Staffordshire, ST19 5PH

Basic practical echo course for all level vets. Main focus will be on basic measurements, which are used to assess dogs with MMVD to determine use of pimobendan in pre-clinical phase (EPIC study).

Two identical half-day courses will be run consecutively, with delegates having the option to book onto either the morning or afternoon session. Each session has a maximum capacity of 12 delegates (3 per dog and echo machine), allowing each delegate plenty of hands-on experience with echocardiography.

Lunch will be provided for all delegates, after the morning session finishes at 1pm, and before the afternoon session starts.

Delegates are encouraged to bring their own dog for practical sessions. There is an incentive of a free BSAVA book of their choice in return.  Please let us know in the booking process if you are able to bring a dog to this course.

This course is kindly sponsored by Ceva and IMV

Please note that this course had been advertised incorrectly in a flyer.  The details on this web page are correct.

Fabio Sarcinella DVM MRCVS
Brigite Pedro DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

Intended for Veterinary Surgeons

Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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