In a recent poll we conducted during a small animal ultrasound webinar, 81% of 364 veterinarians responded that they consider improved diagnostic accuracy as the top advantage of using ultrasound in their practice and 58% noted the benefit of starting treatment plans sooner.
We were also interested to learn what may be preventing veterinarians from offering ultrasound in-house. Another poll indicated that a lack of training options and ultrasound knowledge are key barriers to widespread adoption.
At Clarius, our team is committed to addressing this need for ultrasound training. That’s why we’ve engaged ultrasound educators to deliver practical educational webinars and tutorial videos for veterinarians.
“At Clarius, we’ve seen a 1,300% increase in sales of handheld veterinary ultrasound scanners over the past three years. With the shutdown of medical conferences and in-person workshops this past year, we took training online to serve our growing community of veterinarian users. In our first vet webinar, we were delighted to welcome thousands of registrants seeking education,” says Genèse Castonguay, Marketing Vice President at Clarius. “With our new webinar series, we’re delighted to work with ultrasound experts who are passionate about helping their colleagues to learn practical imaging skills and deliver better patient care.”
On March 31, 2021, Dr. Soren Boysen and Dr. Serge Chalhoub from a leading veterinary school in Canada will teach how to differentiate common causes of cough and respiratory difficulties in cats and dogs during a one-hour webinar: Veterinary Point-of-Care Pleural Space and Lung Ultrasound for Everyday Practice. Free registration is now open.
«Point-of-care ultrasound has become an essential piece of the puzzle when it comes to managing veterinary patients,” says Dr. Soren Boysen, Professor of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. “We can actually, right there at the cage side, gain a very rapid evaluation of what’s causing that patient to have respiratory difficulty or a cough within 30 to 60 seconds. That first-line evaluation with the point-of-care ultrasound, right there when the patient comes in, is hugely impactful when it comes to comforting the owners, figuring out where we’re going to go, and discussing prognosis, costs, etc. It makes a huge difference on how we manage those patients.»
In addition to live webinars, Clarius offers previously recorded webinars for viewing on-demand. Last month’s webinar was presented by ultrasonography educator Dr. Camilla Edwards, DVM, CertAVP, MRCVS. You can now watch her session «Practical Small Animal Ultrasound: Diagnosing Pathology with Intestinal Gallbladder and Spleen Exams.» Dr. Edwards also contributed three new tutorial videos now featured on our Clarius Classroom.
If you’d like information on how easy and affordable it is to add Clarius handheld ultrasound to your veterinary practice, visit our Clarius veterinary ultrasound page for a video demonstration and product details. Or contact us today to discuss which scanner is right for your veterinary practice!