ACVC 2019: Why you shouldn't cut ultrasound training short

November 1, 2019

Dr. Clifford (Kip) Berry provides insight on how much training is required to master the ultrasound machine.

If your veterinary practice has just received its first ultrasound machine, "a single short course is not going to cut it" when it comes to learning how to use it properly, said Clifford (Kip) Berry III, DVM, DAVCR, diagnostic imaging specialist at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas in Cary, North Carolina.

At this year's Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC), Dr. Berry shared with dvm360 that in order to master the ultrasound machine, three years of training is necessary. He encourages veterinary practices to create an "ultrasound community" so that they can commit to this three-year training process as a team.

In the video below, he shares more about why adequate ultrasound training is so important and the significance of having ultrasounds "proofread."