Diagnostic Imaging

Advance your animal patient diagnostic skills and learn from world-class providers at the forefront of veterinary imaging technology. You’ll acquire the skills needed to interpret images with precision, enhancing your ability to diagnose and treat your patients effectively. Elevate your practice and stay ahead in the dynamic field of veterinary diagnostic imaging with our RACE approved basic and intermediate small animal abdominal ultrasound courses.



Course Offerings

small animal diagnostic imaging abdominal ultrasound

Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound

2 Day Class

This course will provide 8 hours of lecture material and approximately 8 hours of hands training. Lecture content will cover basic ultrasound physics, machine operation with focus on creating diagnostic images, general scanning techniques, and the normal ultrasound appearance of the intra-abdominal structures. This will include a review of normal anatomy and normal variants that may be seen sonograhically. During lab training, students will be guided to find and thoroughly examine the intra-abdominal structures, including the hepatobiliary system, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, and major vasculature.

Intermediate Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound

2 day class

This course will provide 8 hours of lecture material and approximately 8 hours of hands training. Trainees should already be familiar with general ultrasound scanning techniques and the normal appearance of intra-abdominal structures. Lecture content will cover the ultrasound appearance of abnormalities of the intra-abdominal structures, differentials, and examples of specific diseases. Ultrasound scanning techniques of the cervical region, common musculoskeletal and non-cardiac thoracic applications, and fine needle aspirate techniques will also be covered. During lab training, students will be guided through more difficult abdominal applications (adrenal glands, pancreas, vasculature), cervical and musculoskeletal imaging, and fine needle aspirate techniques using phantoms.

Our Faculty

Diagnostic Imaging

Amy Habing, DVM, DACV


Diagnostic Imaging



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RACE-Approved Excellence

Learn the latest advancements and fulfill annual CE requirements with fully RACE-accredited classes.

World-Class Academic Specialists

Learn hands-on techniques from top experts at the forefront of their fields.

Modern, Hands-on Learning Facilities

Luxurious, modern, state-of-the-art labs equipped with cutting-edge technology so you learn with the best resources.

Three Convenient Locations Nationwide

With three locations around the country, top-tier veterinary education is convenient from anywhere in the U.S.
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About US

Our Story

National Bioskills Laboratories established itself as the leader in hands-on medical education for human health, founded by physicians who were determined to provide optimal learning environments in convenient locations to take the stress out of continuing education. Bringing that same thought leadership to animal health, Founder and CEO Douglas Hampers, M.D. describes his commitment to transforming professional education.




National Bioskills Laboratories’ newly refurbished East Coast facility is located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, only 15 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport. This facility features seven surgical stations, a 65-seat stadium-seating auditorium, men’s and women’s locker rooms and numerous meeting areas. Our state-of-the-art auditorium is equipped with a 172” HD screen with remote conferencing capabilities, as well as AV connectivity with the lab. Between training sessions, relax in our spacious reception area and lounge, which features a pool table and dartboard. The facility is also within walking distance of riverfront parks and numerous hotels and restaurants.


Our training site in Farmers Branch, Texas, is only 10 miles from DFW International Airport and 9 miles from Love Field Airport. This 10,500 square foot facility features eight surgical stations, a 65-seat stadium-seating auditorium, men’s and women’s locker rooms and numerous meeting areas. Our large reception area features a number of relaxing activities, including a pool table, a dartboard and putting green. This facility is conveniently located near the Galleria (7 miles) and the Las Colinas (4 miles) areas, which provide a variety of hotel and restaurant options.

San Francisco

Just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco, our west coast location is in the heart of the region’s biotechnology hub. Our largest facility has 25,000 square feet of flexible learning space, 20 surgical stations, auditorium seating and dining for 150, and all the comforts and conveniences you’ve come to expect from every National Bioskills facility.