SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY VETERINARY ULTRASOUND AND MIS
Mobile Ultrasound and Echocardiography
In Your Own Hospital
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Endoscopy and Laparoscopy) Referral Services in the
Southern Georgian Bay Region
WELCOME TO SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY
VETERINARY ULTRASOUND AND MIS
***MOBILE ULTRASOUND SCANNING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. PLEASE VISIT THE SGBVUS PORTAL BY CLICKING THE RDVM BUTTON TO REVIEW COVID-19 POLICIES***
Serving veterinary hospitals in the Southern Georgian Bay region including Collingwood, Town of Blue Mountains, Owen Sound, Wasaga Beach, Barrie and the areas beyond, South Georgian Bay Veterinary Ultrasound and MIS brings ultrasound and echocardiography to your veterinary hospital. I also offer a variety of endoscopic and laparoscopic services through a local hospital in our region. Working directly with you and your team, my goal is to bring prompt and reliable service to you and your patients.
Complete Abdominal Scan
All abdominal scans include an examination of the entire abdomen using a systematic approach taking into account your patient's medical history and any diagnostic tests that have been performed prior to arrival. Dr. Pankatz will review the patient's medical history so that you can get the most out of the scan. Focused scans such as pregnancy checks, cryptorchid exams and urogenital tract (urinary bladder, kidneys, prostate and female reproductive tract) evaluations are also available.
All cardiac exams include complete right and left 2-D imaging and colour and spectral Doppler evaluation (PW and CW measurements). Cardiac tumour screens are recommended when there is pericardial effusion or abdominal hemangiosarcoma suspects. Depending on the complexity of the case and the clinical questions you want answered, Dr. Pankatz is able to generate a report or send the study for evaluation to a veterinary cardiologist.
Non-cardiac thoracic cavity scan
Thoracic ultrasound is warranted when pulmonary or mediastinal pathology is suspected or when there is pleural effusion. Three-view chest x-rays prior to the scan are extremely helpful to guide the exam. Thoracic ultrasound can be used guide fluid drainage and perform aspirates or biopsies to screen for pathology.
OCULAR AND SMALL PARTS
Eyes, Neck and Cutaneous Swellings
High quality images of the eye and surrounding ocular structures can be obtained with a specialized high frequency 22 MHz probe. The ocular chambers, the lens, the retina and optic nerve as well as the periocular tissue can be evaluated with ultrasound. Other superficial structures such as the thyroid and parathyroid glands and cutaneous lumps and draining tracts can be evaluated with ultrasound. Ultrasound of superficial structures can also be used to guide foreign body removal and take cytological samples.
Stifle, Shoulder and Achilles Tendon
With the improvement of ultrasound technology, the availability of high frequency linear transducers, and the development of new scanning protocols, musculoskeletal ultrasound is rapidly becoming an important diagnostic tool in aiding in the diagnosis of many joint and tendon conditions. MSK ultrasound is used to evaluate the cranial cruciate ligament, the medial meniscus as well as the ligaments in the shoulder and the achilles tendon. All MSK ultrasound studies are evaluated by a radiologist with expertise in MSK ultrasound.
ULTRASOUND GUIDED PROCEDURES
Aspirates and Biopsies
Ultrasound-guided procedures including FNA and needle core biopsy as well ultrasound-guided thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis, abdominocentesis and cystocentesis in those difficult to palpate cases are available. Cystocentesis is offered at a discounted fee when combined with abdominal scanning services. Samples collected can be sent to the pathologist of your choice. Ultrasounded-guided core biopsies require heavy sedation or general anesthesia and clotting profile with CBC and biochemical profile prior to the procedure. Our mobile PT/PTT machine allows for on-site testing if required.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Minimally Invasive Surgery MIS includes both laparoscopy (surgery through small incisions) and endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed through the body's organs such as the intestinal, urogenital and respiratory tracts and the ear canals). In many cases MIS complements what is found on ultrasound. A variety of laparoscopic and endoscopic services are available through referral to Mountain Vista Veterinary Hospital which is fully equipped with a laparoscopic surgery suite and a top of the line Karl Storz rigid and flexible endoscopic equipment.
lap-assisted full thickness GI biopsy
laparoscopic abdominal exploratory
cystoscopy (female) * size limitations
esophageal and gastroscopy
rhinoscopy and soft palette/laryngeal evaluation * size limitations
endoscopic PEG tube placement
VETERINARIAN AND IVUSS CERTIFIED SONOGRAPHER
Jacqueline Pankatz Bsc., DVM, Cert. IVUSS
International Veterinary Ultrasound Society Past President
I am a small animal practitioner and veterinarian sonographer with over 22 years of experience in small animal medicine and surgery. I am also a practice owner and know and appreciate the challenges general practitioners face everyday. Diagnostic testing must be practical, efficient and affordable, and help us to help clients make the right choices for their pets.
My ultrasound training began in 2004 and from there I have dedicated many years of training in ultrasound, echocardiography and internal medicine and cardiology with some of the top specialists in the industry (review my CV). I am a 2011 graduate of the DVM Imaging Program through the Sound-Eklin Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Texas where I received, with honours, a Certificate of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging in ultrasound and echocardiography. In 2014 I successfully completed the International Veterinary Ultrasound Society Certificate program and went on to serve on the IVUSS board. I served as Member at Large and went on to lead the organization as IVUSS President until 2019, the first Canadian veterinarian to hold this position. I am very proud and honoured to be part of an organization that promotes the advancement of knowledge and high standards of veterinary small animal diagnostic ultrasound imaging and interpretation. I continue to further my education by attending various seminars, wet labs and conferences every year.
I hold memberships in the ACVR Ultrasound Society, VIN, the Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine and sonopath.com. I have also worked as an ultrasound instructor teaching veterinary students, veterinarians and technicians both privately and with various ultrasound companies. Your time is valuable and as a veterinarian and sonographer, I will investigate and report my findings in context to your patient's history, x-rays and laboratory findings - no disconnect. My findings are reported immediately after the scan so that you can move on to managing your patient. Telemedicine consults with specialists are available for any scan depending on the desire of the referring DVM, clinical questions you would like answered and the complexity of the case. By being actively involved with IVUSS, I have had the fortune and pleasure to meet and learn from a group of top imaging specialists allowing me to develop a relationship with a variety of telemedicine services and specialists from North America and Europe, depending on the area of expertise required.
My scope of diagnostic practice has expanded to offer a variety of minimally invasive surgical services. I offer a variety of endoscopic, both flexible and rigid options, as well as laparoscopic diagnostic services such as laparoscopic spay and liver biopsy through referral at Mountain Vista Veterinary Hospital in Collingwood.
"Veterinary Medicine from the Inside Out"
Important things to know when working with us
HOW IT WORKS
REQUEST A SCAN
If you are new to SGBVUS, start by setting up your clinic's free account portal by clicking the rDVM Login button on the home page. Once your account is activated, you will see a complete list of services and fees. Call 705 446-0261 to schedule a mobile appointment with our staff then login to your clinic portal to enter your case. The more information you can provide the better including history, blood results and x-rays as it will help direct the exam!
INFORM YOUR CLIENT
All patients should be fasted (unless an emergency scan). Urination should be prevented prior to the exam if possible especially if the urogenital tract is the area of concern. In almost all cases patients will be clipped, so give your clients a heads up to avoid misunderstanding. Have the patient dropped off earlier than the scheduled time and arrange pick-up by calling when the procedure is done. I make every effort to keep on time but the nature of a mobile business can sometimes cause delays due to weather, traffic and cases that take longer than expected.
Sedation is often not needed for many ultrasound exams however fractious, nervous or obese deep-chested patients often require sedation in order to get a quality exam. Please get permission from the owner to sedate ahead of time to avoid delays. Discuss the possibility of an FNA or aspiration and get permission from the client should this be recommended. Informed consent should be obtained for all procedure especially core biopsies, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures so the client is aware of possible risks.
PREPARE THE PATIENT
Please have the patient clipped prior to my arrival. Hold off on sedation or anesthesia until I arrive however nervous patients can be given gabapentin two hours prior to the exam providing no contraindications. Your team will be responsible for administering sedatives and monitoring the patient during the exam. At least one assistant will be required to hold on to the patient during the exam.
GET THE REPORT
A verbal report of my exam findings will be made immediately after the exam. A comprehensive written report will be available on your clinic's website account portal within 24hours and will be automatically e-mailed to you when complete. Specialist consults with a radiologist, cardiologist or internal medicine specialist are available for any scan via telemedicine if warranted. When I work with specialists, clinical history and previous testing will be included in the clinical context of the scan so that you can get the most out of your consult.
WHAT COLLEAGUES ARE SAYING
"Our hospital has been using Dr Pankatz' services for over a year now and we just think of her as part of our health care team. When we need an ultrasound, we need it done right away and Jacquie has always accommodated our busy schedule. She gives us results on site and comprehensive reports in a timely fashion. What more could I ask for? I appreciate that she shows up, gets her scans done and gives me the information I need so that I can get on with treating my patients. She is great at working with our technical staff too."
Dr Rob Hillerby, Caledon Mountain Veterinary Hospital
"We have been using the ultrasound scanning services of Dr. Jacquie Pankatz for the last 3 years. Dr. Pankatz has been able to provide us with prompt, efficient and highly diagnostic scans and her services have been a great aide to our clients. Some of the more interesting cases she helped us diagnose include a dog with copper toxicity, a dog that had ingested a sock, a cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and a Sheltie with a PDA. We are happy to have her as part of our diagnostic team."
Dr. Ken Storimans, Elmvale Veterinary Hospital
"Having South Georgian Bay Veterinary Ultrasound in the area has enabled our clinic to offer the valued service of high quality ultrasound scans for our patients, without the inconvenience of travel for our clients. As well, Jacquie’s passion for continuing education in the field of ultrasonography is evident by the steady implementation of new services and techniques being offered."
Dr. Allison Ashleigh, Bellbrae Animal Hospital
" I have used Dr. Pankatz for ultrasound services at my hospital for over five years now. Dr. P is prompt, knowledgeable, and patient with the dogs and cats she examines. I receive a detailed report within a few hours of her visit, and Dr. P is always available to discuss the cases both before and after she does her ultrasound examination. I have found Dr. P's input invaluable in helping me provide the excellent services my clients expect for their dogs and cats. I absolutely recommend Dr. Pankatz for ultrasound services. "
Dr. Susan Andrus, Wasaga Beach Veterinary Clinic
Wasaga Beach, ON
"Dr. Pankatz and South Georgian Bay Veterinary Ultrasound mobile service has enabled our clinic among many others in our region to offer accurate and reliable in house diagnostic ultrasound to our clients. Dr. Pankatz has routinely been available for acute, immediate cases and provides practical and thorough diagnosis, recommendations for treatments and further diagnostics when required. Thanks to Dr. Pankatz, we are able to offer our clients a more complete service, and provide treatment options in a timely manner. Dr. Pankatz has become a valuable part of our diagnostic team."
Dr. Justin Levy BVM&S, Cert(ortho), Thornbury Veterinary Hospital
More About What We Do
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I AM A PET OWNER - HOW CAN I BOOK AN ULTRASOUND EXAM OR OTHER SERVICE FOR MY PET?
SGVUS and MIS only works through veterinary hospitals. If you think your pet would benefit from our services, please consult with your regular veterinarian in order to set up a referral.
WHY USE A MOBILE ULTRASOUND SERVICE?
Many patients can greatly benefit from ultrasound in general practice. The need for an ultrasound exam should be discussed with clients early in the diagnostic process to prepare them and increase acceptance of this valuable diagnostic tool. Compliance is much greater when you can offer this service in your own hospital as clients feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings and may not have the time or resources to travel outside of their area. Ultrasound can greatly increase diagnostic efficiency in your practice translating into better care for your patients. It can be very rewarding being able to manage patients in your own hospital through offering ultrasound and ultrasound guided services.
HOW ARE RESULTS OBTAINED?
Dr. Pankatz will interpret most ultrasound and echocardiographic studies she performs as her training has included ultrasound and echocardiography interpretation and report writing. A verbal report will be provided immediately after the exam. A formal written report will be available through the SGBVUS and MIS client portal within 24 hours of the scan and will also be e-mailed to your hospital. Consults with a radiologist, cardiologist or internal medicine specialist via telemedicine are also available for any scan and may be recommended in cases that are particularly complex or unusual or if Dr. Pankatz can not help you answer your clinical questions. When using a telemedicine service, the images sent will only be helpful if the scan was performed in the context of clinical case and in a systematic and logical manner. Dr. Pankatz reviews medical history, blood work and x-rays and uses her experience as a practicing veterinarian to help solve your diagnostic dilemmas communicating with specialists when needed on your behalf in context to the clinical and sonographic presentation.
CAN YOU PROVIDE A PRICE LIST FOR YOUR SERVICES?
A compete list of all services as well as prices are available through your free clinic account portal. Simply click the rDVM button on our home page to register you clinic. Once your account is activated, you will be able to view a complete price list and will be set to order your first case!
HOW DO I SET UP AN APPOINTMENT?
Please call or e-mail to set up a mobile appointment. Dr. Pankatz is also happy to discuss the case with you before booking the appointment. Before Dr. Pankatz's arrival at your hospital, please enter the patient's information on your clinical account portal including history and any pertinent diagnostic testing results. You can directly upload lab results and digital x-rays under the tabs in your case. Many clinics have given their technicians access to the system in order to enter the required information in order to save the veterinarian's time. The more information about the case the better as this will better direct the exam. A case can not be closed or a final report generated until this step is completed.
HOW QUICKLY CAN AN APPOINTMENT BE OBTAINED
Priority will be made for emergency scans however every effort will be made to get to your hospital within 1-2 days depending on bookings and availability. Same day service is often available depending on the scanning schedule. MIS services often need a bit more planning due to preparation and after care of the equipment. Please call to discuss your MIS needs. Mobile days are Monday - Friday. If Dr. Pankatz will be away for CE or on vacation, she will e-mail all clinics so they are aware.
IS FASTING REQUIRED PRIOR TO A SCAN?
A 12 hour fast is requested for all abdominal scans as digesta in the GI tract can interfere with the exam. The exception is in emergency cases where delaying an exam in an unfasted patient would be detrimental for the patient or if the patient is pediatric or could be harmed by fasting. Fasting is also desired should sedation be needed. It is also desirable to have the patient's urinary bladder full prior to ultrasound.
WILL THE PET NEED TO BE CLIPPED?
Yes. Abdominal scans require that the fur be clipped from approximately the last 2-3 rib spaces on either side and from the xiphoid region to the pelvis. Echocardiograms require clipping under the armpit region and just caudal to the ribs on the left side of the chest. Please have the pet clipped prior to Dr. Pankatz's arrival in order to save time. Please inform the pet owner that their pet will be clipped to avoid any misunderstandings.
WILL SEDATION BE REQUIRED?
Many patients can undergo an exam without sedation however all pet owners should be advised that sedation may be required for their pet. Fractious or nervous and obese or deep chested patients are best scanned under sedation as the quality of the exam may be poor. Please have permission obtained from the client and an estimate given prior to the scan should it be required in order to save time. The quality of the scan can be dramatically affected in a patient that needs sedation where permission has not been granted.
WHAT TYPE OF SEDATION WILL BE NEEDED?
This will depend on the patient and the ultrasound study or procedure being performed. Some anesthetics should be avoided for echocardiograms which can influence the results of the scan. Patients undergoing ultrasound guided core biopsy require heavy sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Pankatz will be able to guide you in these situations.
HOW LONG SHOULD AN ULTRASOUND SCAN OR ECHOCARDIOGRAM TAKE?
It is recommended to set aside at least 30-60 minutes. At least one assistant will be required in order to hold the patient. More time may need to be set aside for ultrasound guided procedures or unexpected findings seen during the exam.
PREPARATION FOR NEEDLE CORE BIOPSIES:
A PT/PTT, CBC with platelet count and biochemical profile is required prior to a needle core biopsy. We have a mobile PT/PTT machine where the test can be run on the same day. Pets under going this procedure require heavy sedation or general anesthesia. Needle core biopsies should be scheduled in the morning so that the patient can be monitored in the hospital for the day before discharge. Potential risks including bleeding (mild to life-threatening), inadvertent organ puncture and risks asscociated with anesthesia. Informed consent should be obtained from all clients. Not all patients are good candidates for ultrasound-guided core biopsies. The patient's health status, laboratory results and ultrasound findings are used to assess risks vs benefits. In some patients, laparoscopic biopsy may be recommended and can also be performed through our mobile services. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates do not require the same preparation as needle core biopsies in most cases.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PATIENT MONITORING?
It is the responsibility of the veterinarian and health care team at hospitals visited to properly monitor the patient during and after scanning and during any procedures performed as Dr. Pankatz will be focussed on the exam. Patients undergoing sedation or general anesthesia should be hooked up to monitoring equipment and supervised by trained member of your hospital. IV fluids may be recommended.
CAN CLIENTS BE PRESENT FOR THE EXAM?
No. A much more focused and efficient scan can be obtained if clients are not present. It is best to have the pet dropped off at the hospital and a time for approximate discharge given to the client. Delays can happen depending on exam findings and need for ultrasound guided procedures. Dr. Pankatz will be happy to talk to clients if they are readily available after the exam has taken place but it is the responsibility of the ordering veterinarian to follow-up and manage the case.
HOW WILL I BE BILLED?
Scanning services will be billed directly to the hospital. We will not accept payments directly from clients. Cheques are made payable to Mountain Vista Veterinary Hospital or we may also accept VISA, MC and American Express payments over the phone or we can keep, at your request, your credit card information securely on file for automatic payments. Payments should be made within 30 days of services rendered, beyond which interest charges will apply and scanning services may be delayed until accounts are updated.
Certificates, Continuing Education,Board Positions, Professional Memberships
CERTIFICATES AND ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAMS
International Veterinary Ultrasound Society Certification 2014
3 year certification program requiring case submissions involving imaging, interpretation and literature review, and written and practical evaluation by a board certified veterinary radiologist
Program Evaluator: Robert O'Brien DVM, MS, DACVR
Sound-Eklin DVM Imaging Program (advanced ultrasound and echocardiography training program) - Academy of Veterinary Imaging, Texas 2010-2011
200 hrs training and mentorship with specialists and professional sonographers
Program Instructors and Evaluators: Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR, Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology) , Brad Schmidt, DVM Dipl. ACVIM (Oncology), Linda Luther, DVM, MVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Internal Medicine), June A. Boon, MS
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND ON-GOING TRAINING AND TEACHING
Pertinent Ultrasound, Cardiac and MIS training
Lectures, wetlabs, conferences and training camps
VETMEET DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CAMP
May 20-24, 2019 Lanzarote, Spain
Lectures on urinary tract ultrasound, interventional techniques, ultrasound report writing and case discussions
Dominique Penninck Dip ACVR and Marc-Andre d'Anjou Dip ACVR
INTERMEDIATE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY WET LAB INSTRUCTOR WITH SCIL CANADA
March 1-3, 2019
Lab instructor teaching left and right side echo views and Doppler
Lead Instructor: June Boon
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND INTRA ARTICULAR INJECTION TECHNIQUES VETERINARY ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE GROUP, ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD
November 20, 2018
Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell therapy applications and techniques with a hands-on collection and intra-articular wet lab
Instructors: Sherman Canapp DVM,MS,CCRT,Dip ACVS,Dipl ACVSMR
Debra Canapp DVM,Dipl ACVSMR
GUEST LECTURER: TOP 10 USES OF ULTRASOUND IN VETERINARY PRACTICE
ONTARIO VETERINARY COLLEGE
January 10, 2019
Dr. Pankatz was a guest lecturer to veterinary students in the diagnostic imaging club at OVC
MSK ULTRASOUND II LAB INSTRUCTOR WITH SCIL CANADA
October 20-21, 2018
Wet lab instructor for MSK ultrasound course
Speaker: Nele Ondreka DVM,Dr.vet.med.,DipECVDI
IVUSS 2018 CONFERENCE
TURKS AND CAICOS
October 6-9, 2018
Topics in advanced ultrasound and echocardiography
Speakers: Anthony Pease DipACVR, Sonya Gordon DipACVIM Cardiology
VETMEET IMAGING SUMMER CAMP
June 4-8, 2018 Bad Kohlgrub, Germany
In depth lecturse, case review and discussion on MSK, ocular, and thoracic ultrasound
Speakers: Laurent Blond DVM, Dipl.ACVR, Mauro Pivetta DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVDI, Ursula Dietrich DVM, Dipl.ACVO/ECVO
MANAGEMENT OF OTITIS, UPPER RESPIRATORY AND LOWER URINARY TRACT DISEASE USING RIGID ENDOSCOPY
May 12-13, 2018 Miami
Rigid scope endoscopy lecture and hands on wet lab at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Education Centre, University of Miami
Instructors: Timothy McCarthy DVM,PhD,ACVS, Munir KurehiDVM
IVS HOW I MANAGE COMMON
April 19-21, 2018 Turks and Caicos
Surgical and medical management of common abdominal problems
Kenneth Simpson BVM&S, PhD
Howard Seim III, DVM, DACVS
MSK ULTRASOUND SCIL CANADA ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR
January 12-13, 2018 Toronto, Ontario
Lab instructor for MSK ultrasound of the shoulder, achilles tendon, knee, brachial plexus and sciatic nerve
Lead Instructor: Nele Ondreka DVM, Dr. med. vet., DipECVDI
FLEXIBLE GI ENDOSCOPY AT CSU
November 6, 2017 Fort Collins, Colorado
Lectures and wetlab on GI endoscopy. Instructors: David C. Twedt DVM, DACVIM and Craig Webb DVM, DACVIM, Colorado State University
IVUSS 2017 CONFERENCE
September 23-26, 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wetlab and topics on ocular and small parts ultrasound, endocrinology, portosytemic shunts and echocardiography
UNISVET ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CAMP
June 5-9, 2017 Ortigia, Italy
Lectures in abdominal ultrasound and contrast ultrasonography. Case studies and interactive image interpretation with radiology specialists. Instructors: Dominique Penninck DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI, Pascaline Pey, DVM, DipECVDI, PhD, M. Baron Toalso, Dr med vet, PhD
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY LAB INSTRUCTOR WITH SCIL CANADA
April 8-9, 2017
Wet lab instructor teaching left and right echo 2-D and m-mode
Lead Instructor: June Boon
ESAVS INTERNAL MEDICINE AND ENDOSCOPY USING NATURAL ORFICES
February 24-28, 2017 Beichlingen, Germany
MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SMALL PARTS ULTRASOUND, SONOPATH
November 10-12, 2016 New Jersey
Wetlab and lectures on stifle, achilles tendon, shoulder, neck and ocular ultrasound. Instructors: Nele OndrekaNele Ondreka, DVM, Dr. med. vet., DipECVDI, Eric LindquistDMV, DABVP, Cert. IVUSS
IVUSS CONFERENCE 2016
September 24 -27, 2016 Anchorage, Alaska
Topics in GI, pancreas and kidney ultrasound. Congenital heart disease and ultrasound-guided smapling. Speakers: John Bonagura, DACVIM (Cardiology), Larry McGill, PhD, DACVP, Marnin Forman, DACVIM (SAIM), Nele Ondreka, DipECVDI, Eric Lindquist, DABVP
SINGLE PORT LAPAROSCOPY TRAINING AT THE CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT OF RIGID ENDOSCOPY
September 9, 2016 Littleton, Colorado
One on one surgical training on laparoscopic procedures including liver biopsy, ovariohysterectomy and gastropexy. Instructor: Ray Cox, DVM
WVC FLEXIBLE AND RIGID ENDOSCOPY
April 28 - May 1, 2016 Oquendo Centre, Las Vegas
Comprehensive wet lab and lecture series in upper and lower GI endoscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy, otoscopy and laparoscopic surgery. Instructor: Todd Tams DVM, DACIM (SAIM)
IVUSS 2015 CONFERENCE NEW YORK
September 10 -13, 2015 New York, New York
Topics in cardiology, interventional procedures and internal medicine in relation to ultrasound. Speakers:
Peter Modler, Dipl.-Tzt. Dr. med. vet., Eric Lindquist, DVM, ABVP, Mandi Kleman, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Nele Ondreka, DVM, Dr. med. vet., DipECVDI, Chick Weisse,VMD, DACVS, Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
IVUSS CONFERENCE 2014 SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
September 13 - 16, 2014 Salzburg, Austria
Ultrasound of the head, neck and peripheral nerves. Ultrasound imaging of the brain and elastography. The coughing dog with a heart murmur and cardiology. FAST ultrasound. Pancreatic and hepatobiliary pathology and ultrasound-guided sampling. Speakers: Nele Ondreka, DVM, Dr. med. vet., DipECVDI, Cibele Carvalho, DMV, MSc, PhD, Peter Modler, Dipl.-Tzt. Dr. med. vet., Robert O'brien, DVM, DACVR, Eric Lindquist, DMV, ABVP, Doug Casey, DVM, ABVP
April 13, 2014 404 Emergency Hospital and Referral, Newmarket, ON
Instructor: Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. AVBP, Dipl. ACVECC
CARDIOLOGY: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
December 7 - 8, 2013 Canadian Veterinary Imaging, Georgetown, ON
Management of heart disease in relation to echocardiographic findings and clinical symptoms in the patient. Instructor: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc., Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)
IVUSS 2013 CONFERENCE, VANCOUVER
September 14 - 17, 2013 Vancouver, BC
Feline cardiomyopathies and echocardiogaphy. Pulmonary hypertension. Ultrasound-guided procedures and cytology and histopathology. MSK ultrasound. Topics is ultrasound mobile business. Speakers: Peter Modler, Dipl.-Tzt. Dr. med. vet., Jean Sebastian Latouche, DVM, DES, DACVP, Eric Lindquist, DVM, DAVBP, Fern Delaney, RDMS
LEVEL II VETERINARY ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
February 17 - 18, 2013 Canadian Veterinary Imaging, Georgetown, ON
Advanced echocardiography Instructor: June Boon MS
IVUSS CONFERENCE 2012, JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
October 9 - 13, 2012 Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Echocardiograpahy. Dilated Cardiomyopathy and myxomatous mitral valve disease. Ultrasound terminology. Internal medicine. FAST scanning and the business of ultrasound. Speakers: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc., Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology), Johanna Frank, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM, Robert O'brien, DVM, DACVR, Eric Lindquist, DMV, ABVP, Doug Casey, DVM, ABVP
SMALL ANIMAL ADVANCED ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP
September 23 - 25, 2011 Universal Ultrasound, Bedford Hills, NY
Instructors: John Mattoon, DVM, DACVR and H.M. Saunders, VMD, DACVR
INTERMEDIATE ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND
March 26 - 27, 2010 Vet Novations, Senaca College, King City, ON
Instructor: Laura J. Crews, DVM, MS, DACVR
LIFELEARN CLINICAL APPROACH TO SONOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY
October 15 - 16, 2010 Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
Gastrointestinal System, Adrenal, Abdominal Pathology, Working Through Ascites, The Shunt Hunt, Special Organs and Sampling Speaker: Eric Lindquist DVM, ABVP
LIFELEARN ULTRASOUND PATHOLOGY AND ENHANCING DIAGNOSTIC EFFICIENCY IN YOUR PATIENTS
June 5 - 6, 2010 Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
Speaker: Eric Lindquist DMV, DABVP
LIFELEARN ULTRASOUND REFRESHER LABORATORY
November 8, 2009 Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
Instructor: Stephanie Nykamp, DVM, DACVR
LIFELEARN INTERMEDIATE ULTRASOUND
March 27 - 28, 2009 Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
Instructor: Stephanie Nykamp, DVM, DACVR
LIFELEARN INTRODUCTION TO ULTRASOUND
January 23 - 24, 2009 Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
Instructor: Stephanie Nykamp, DVM, DACVR
LIFELEARN ULTRASOUND REFRESHER LABORATORY
November 6, 2006 Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
Instructor: Stephanie Nykamp DVM, DACVR
INTRODUCTION TO SMALL ANIMAL ULTRASOUND
June 2005 two day seminar CCE Medical Mississauga, ON
Instructor: Stephanie Nykamp, DVM, DAVCR
LIFELEARN INTRODUCTION TO ULTRASOUND AND INTERMEDIATE ULTRASOUND
Completed November 20, 2004, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
Wetlab and lectures
Instructor: David Biller, DVM, DACVR
International Veterinary Ultrasound Society President
September 2017 - Septemeber 2019
International Veterinary Ultrasound Society Member at Large
September 2015 - September 2016
College of Veterinarians of Ontario
International Veterinary Ultrasound Society
Veterinary Ultrasound Society Member ACVR
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinary Information Network
Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Turks and Caicos Veterinary Associates
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY RADIOLOGY ULTRASOUND POSITION STATEMENT
Last update: October 2008
Diagnostic ultrasound is considered the imaging modality of choice for many conditions in veterinary medicine. However, the ability to accurately identify and interpret abnormalities is highly dependent on the training and skill of the individual performing the study.
Veterinarians who perform and interpret diagnostic ultrasound examinations should be licensed veterinary practitioners having a thorough understanding of the indications and guidelines for ultrasound examinations, as well as familiarity with the basic physical principles and limitations of ultrasound imaging technology. They should be familiar with alternative and complementary imaging and diagnostic procedures, and should be capable of correlating the results of these other procedures with the ultrasound examination findings. Veterinarians who perform ultrasound examinations should understand the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the organs or anatomic areas that are being examined. They should be able to acquire ultrasound images that correctly depict anatomy, have a thorough understanding of normal ultrasound anatomy, and must be able to identify abnormal ultrasound anatomy. These veterinarians should be able to accurately document ultrasound studies and generate a written report on their findings.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you have. A complete list of services including fees can be viewed once you enroll your clinic on our website. Click the rDVM login button on the Home page to get started. Once your account is activated, you will have your own hospital portal where you can order services, upload patient info, history, lab work and images. All reports will be archived for future reference and can be shared if desired. Access is 24/7 via any device. I look forward to working with you and your team!
Jacquie Pankatz DVM, Cert.IVUSS
Fear Free Certified
2823 Nottawasaga Concession 7
PHONE: 705 446-0261
TEXT: 705 441-3662
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