Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(HO17) Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound: Comprehensive

Tuesday, March 6
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oquendo Center, Auditorium

Price: $675Capacity: 40CE Credits: 4


In this hands-on laboratory designed for veterinarians with ultrasound experience. Participants are provided the opportunity, using live dogs, to perform a complete abdominal ultrasound examination with an emphasis on imaging small structures, such as the adrenal glands, pancreas, stomach/small intestine, and lymph nodes. 4 CE Hours. Purchase required. Capacity: 40. Price : $675.

Transportation: Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from the Oquendo Center for all hands-on labs. The pickup area is located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center entrance. Buses depart promptly 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the course.

Dress Code: Please dress comfortably. Scrubs are recommended, additional scrubs are available for use at the Oquendo Center, if needed. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Maria Evola


Maria Evola, DVM, MPH, DACVR is as radiologist at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Evola grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where her parents encouraged their kids to learn cardiac anatomy by performing kitchen dissections on organ meat from the butcher. She subsequently became a vegetarian, but her interest in medicine was piqued.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Evola studied biology and Spanish at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. After a brief job as a semi-professional reader of the Canterbury Tales, she received a fellowship to study human pregnancy and childbirth and spent a thematically appropriate 9 months pursuing this. She then studied public health and attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri, completed a small animal rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey, a subsequent diagnostic imaging internship at Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, California, and a diagnostic imaging residency at North Carolina State University. After her residency, she remained at NC State as a clinical veterinarian where she now continues to work. Dr. Evola also works part time for Idexx as a teleradiologist.
Dr. Evola lives in Raleigh, North Carolina where she fancies herself an urban homesteader tending a hive of honeybees and, much to her partner's dismay, 7 backyard hens. She shares the inside of her home with another human who is also a veterinarian, a beautiful goofy dog, and two sassy African gray parrots.


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Clifford (Kip) Berry

Professor, Diagnostic Imaging
University of Florida Small Animal Hospital

Clifford (Kip) Berry is a courtesy professor of radiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Science at the University of Florida and currently works as staff radiologist in a private specialty practice in Raleigh, NC. He received his DVM from the University of Florida in 1984 and completed a residency in diagnostic Imaging from the University of California, Davis in 1990. He is a Diplomate of the American college of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Berry’s research interests include clinical studies in diagnostic imaging particularly related to the thorax, use of animal models for human disease with emphasis on early diagnosis and noninvasive technologies for the diagnosis of particular disease processes, and the evaluation of novel approaches for the advancement of diagnostic imaging in the clinical and research setting with veterinary and human applications. Dr. Berry is passionate about teaching veterinary students, interns, residents and referring veterinarians in the areas of diagnostic imaging especially abdominal ultrasound.


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Chelsea Kunst

Veterinary Radiologist
California Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Kunst is a board-certified veterinary radiologist working at California Veterinary Specialists. She completed her Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Kunst received her veterinary degree from Kansas State University and spent a year at Mississippi State University where she completed a rotating internship. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at UCSD. Dr. Kunst has an appreciation for all types of imaging and specialized in canine elbow CT imaging for the diagnosis of elbow dysplasia during her residency. She enjoys lecturing and sharing her passion for radiology.


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Matt Lemon

Dr. Matt Lemon, DVM, DACVR
I am a veterinary radiologist. I currently work full time as a teleradiologist for IDEXX Telemedicine, and I provide part time imaging coverage for a private veterinary referral center in Portland, Maine. I received my DVM from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2011, and completed a diagnostic imaging residency at Michigan State University in 2015 and became board certified the same year.


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Nathan Nelson

Associate Professor Clinical
North Carolina State University

Nathan C. Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR is an associate professor of diagnostic imaging at North Carolina State University. He attended The Ohio State University for both undergraduate and veterinary education, followed by an internship at Michigan State University. He returned to Ohio State for diagnostic imaging residency and was fortunate to train with a wide variety of species using modern equipment. Following residency, he returned to Michigan State University to work as a radiologist for 9 years, prior to recently joining the faculty at North Carolina State University.


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Krystina Stadler

Co-founder, Radiologist
Spin Veterinary Radiology

Krystina Stadler is an assistant professor in radiology at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Michigan State University in July 2016. She received her DVM in 2012 from University of Illinois. Clinically, she enjoys teaching and interpreting all imaging modalities, with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and CT being her favorite. Her research focus is neuroimaging and advanced MRI applications.


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James Sutherland-Smith

Associate Professor
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Dr. James Sutherland-Smith is an associate professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. He graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 2003; completed a rotating small animal internship in Auckland, New Zealand before joining the Tufts radiology residency program in 2004. In 2007 Dr. Sutherland-Smith was board certified by the ACVR and joined the Tufts Faculty. He is the rotation director of the 4th year veterinary radiology course, lectures in the 1st year diagnostic imaging courses as well as lecturing and instructing in the 3rd year ultrasound course. His diverse research topics include gastrointestinal ultrasound, new CT and MRI imaging applications and novel teaching methods.


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David Szabo

A graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Szabo completed a rotating internship at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists in southwest England followed by a second rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After completing a radiology residency at Tufts University, he successfully completed the ACVR exam to become a Diplomate of the ACVR. He has published articles on carpal canal lipomas, CT of the skull following trauma, and the use of CT for evaluating bronchial wall thickening, among others. While enjoying all imaging modalities, he has a particular interest in pulmonary computed tomography and ultrasound of gastrointestinal diseases.


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