Cancellation of the 2020 Ultrasound Wetlab Workshop

Dear APV 2020 Ultrasound Workshop Participant,

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has impacted human and animal health. Travel restrictions are being discussed on a national level to minimize transmission. All of our facilities are discussing how to address these rapidly developing concerns and minimize their impact. After serious deliberation and counsel with APV, we have decided to cancel the 2020 APV Ultrasound Workshop at MD Anderson, March 25-27, 2020. As nonhuman primate professionals, our resource colonies’ health and welfare must be our first priority along with that of our colleagues that care for them.

We appreciate the APV 2020 Ultrasound Program committee members for contributing many hours to plan, solicit sponsorships, recruit ultrasound specialists/volunteer instructors and prepare an excellent program. We are fortunate to have continued support and dedication to the ultrasound workshop success from many sponsors and vendors; we sincerely thank you. We were also privileged to have secured a great team of instructors and hope this team is able to participate in future educational events. This “hands-on” workshop is no small undertaking and cannot occur without a large group of volunteers dedicated to providing a great educational experience. APV is grateful for our continued partnership with MD Anderson and their willingness to host this workshop in the past. We look forward to continuing this tradition in the future. We will evaluate the potential for rescheduling this event once this current emergent situation has been resolved.

From the very first ultrasound workshop up to now, your interest in this field of veterinary medicine has not wavered. For all of you that have registered, we appreciate your shared enthusiasm for this topic. Your interest and participation is what drives our dedication to serve you. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Please reach out to the workshop organizers, APV leadership or the AALAS staff with any questions or concerns. Full refunds will be processed for registered attendees and sponsors; we anticipate having those completed by March 31st. You will need to cancel any hotel room reservation you made at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Bastrop, Texas (phone: 512-321-2898). Also, be sure to address any airline ticket and/or rental cars that might have been reserved.

Lauren Drew Martin DVM, DACLAM
2020 APV President

2020 APV Ultrasound Committee:

Dr. Anna Goodroe, Southwest National Primate Research Center
Dr. Pat Frost, Southwest National Primate Research Center
Dr. Rusty Brady, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Stanton Gray, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Brandy Dozier, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Dr. Melissa de la Garza, NAMRU Navy Medical Research Unit

The 2020 APV Ultrasound Workshop will focus on abdominal imaging in primates. Didactic lectures and labs will be provided by multiple veterinary specialists in the field. The workshop will also provide unique opportunities for hands on experience with abdominal ultrasound examination in small group sessions involving live animal wet labs and dry labs. Registration will be capped at 32 participants in order to provide as much individual learning opportunity as possible. Additional details on the program and registration will be available this fall. Mark your calendars and join us as we explore the field of abdominal ultrasonography!

Nonmembers are eligible to register, but will need the endorsements of two current APV members.

General Information

Location: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, Bastrop, TX 

Date: March 25-27, 2020
Registration SOLD OUT!
Hampton Inn & Suites of Bastrop, 240 S Hasler Blvd, Bastrop, TX 78602

  • Group Name:  MD Anderson Meeting
  • Arrival Date:  24-Mar-2020
  • Departure Date:  28-Mar-2020 Cost: $99 2 Queen beds or $119 1 King bed
  • Book here

For questions, please contact Anna Goodroe.

Click here  for the 2020 APV Ultrasound Workshop Program Schedule 

SOLD OUT 2020 APV Ultrasound Wetlab Workshop. 

Featured Speakers

Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center, New York City, and his residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Lisciandro has spent approximately half of his 28-year career in general practice and half in emergency and critical care, most recently as Chief of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center in San Antonio. He has published on the clinical utility of the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) scan in veterinary patients, developed a fluid scoring system that predicts the need for blood transfusion, a thoracic FAST scan to rapidly survey for life-threatening intrathoracic conditions, and a novel abbreviated lung ultrasound exam, Vet BLUE (veterinary bedside lung ultrasound exam), for rapid characterization of canine and feline respiratory distress. He has been an annual guest lecturer at the TRISAT Critical Care Webcast Series to medical doctors; and done collaborative research with veterinary schools and medical doctors. He is editor and chapter author of the textbook Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner, Wiley 2014, translated in 6 languages, and trained veterinarians in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America and the Middle East. He is currently the President of the International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society (IVPOCUS), leading veterinary medicine in this exciting new frontier.

Dr. Andra Voges, DVM, Dipl. ACVR attended Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. She worked in mixed animal practice in central Texas for two years before beginning a residency in radiology at the University Of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Voges became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1996. She has more than 25 years of experience in ultrasound. Dr. Voges has worked as a radiologist in small animal private practice referral hospitals in Florida and Texas. She has also consulted on nonhuman primate cases at the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Dr. Voges owns and operates Veterinary Imaging Center of South Texas, a referral imaging center which transitioned into a teleradiology company. Dr. Voges joined Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 where she is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in Radiology.

Jennifer Drabo, RDMS graduated from Towson University with a degree in Health Science. She then attended the University of Maryland where she obtained her ultrasound certification and became a registered sonographer with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Jennifer has been working in veterinary ultrasound since 2004. She is a Clinical Education Specialist with Sound Technologies and is also an instructor at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging. Jennifer has experience in human ultrasound specializing in Abdominal and OB/GYN imaging. In addition, she has previously worked at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine as a Clinical Accreditation Coordinator focusing on practice accreditation.

Vendors and Sponsors

Bioculture USA

34200 B Doctors Hammock Rd
Immokalee, FL 34142
v: 1 (239) 675-9500
Bioculture Mauritius, founded in 1985, is one of the largest SPF NHP breeding farms in the world. Bioculture has 18,000 all naturally SPF cynomolgus macaques. The company was ISO accredited in 1998 and AAALAC accredited in in 2006, Bioculture USA was established in 2013 and features a new social group quarantine and a holding and breeding facility in Florida. It was AAALAC accredited in January 2020.

Boland Vet Sales

1621 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702-3300
v: 1 (520) 548 1060; f: 1 (866) 402 0117
Boland Vet Sales has been providing cutting-edge ultrasound systems to the veterinary community for over 30 years. We are the exclusive authorized distributor of Samsung Veterinary Ultrasound along with the rugged, portable Ibex systems by E.I. Medical Imaging in Texas and the South-Central US. Samsung is the fastest growing ultrasound manufacturer in the world. All systems are integrated with Samsung’s advanced technologies allowing for superior product quality and greater diagnostic confidence. Beautiful imaging, easy-to-use interfaces, and affordable pricing make Samsung the perfect ultrasound solution for any practice.

CAE Healthcare

6300 Edgelake Dr
Sarasota, FL 34240
v: 1 (941) 377-5562
CAE Healthcare delivers educational tools that help healthcare professionals provide safe, high quality patient care. Our end-to-end spectrum of simulation solutions includes patient, interventional and imaging simulation, audiovisual solutions, and learning applications. With a broad array of products, we are able to offer targeted training to hospitals, medical schools, emergency response teams, military branches and nursing, respiratory, and allied health programs. Each CAE Healthcare product is developed in collaboration with clinicians and clinical educators whose aim is to ensure physiological accuracy and educational relevance. CAE Healthcare is one of the three core businesses of CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE), a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets.

DSP Research Services

27445 SW 167th Court
Homestead, FL 33031
v: 1 (786) 218-0461
DSP Research Services (DSP) provides innovative ideas to advance research in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and academia communities and is a supplier of high-quality, purpose-bred cynomolgus and rhesus macaques from China, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Mauritius. DSP also supplies Indian rhesus macaques from quality domestic sources, as well as other NHP models from domestic and international sources. DSP provides customized programs that include acclimation, health screening, and genetic testing. A complete line of biological tissues and body fluids are readily available. The extensive knowledge of DSP provides unique solutions for the research community. Please give DSP a call to discuss your specific requirements.

E.I. Medical Imaging

110 12th St SW, Unit 102
Loveland, CO 80537-6396
v: 1 (970) 669-1793
E.I. Medical Imaging is a world leader and the only US manufacturer of portable ultrasound solutions specifically engineered for veterinary use. All models are rugged, splash resistant, and highly portable, making them ideal for zoos, exotics, wildlife, and anyone demanding a high-quality image in a robust system. For the past 36 years, the company’s core values have remained intact: putting the customer first and delivering solid, effective ultrasound solutions.

Mannheimer Foundation Inc.

20255 SW 360th St
Homestead, FL 33034 4102
v: 1 (305) 245 1551; f: 1 (305) 245 7650
The Mannheimer Foundation, Inc. operates nonhuman primate facilities in Homestead and LaBelle, Florida. These facilities include a variety of housing systems to support domestic breeding and research. Animals are socially outdoor housed in large groups within corrals, field cages, and corn crib units. Individual and paired housing are available as needed for animal care. Our mission is to promote the education, conservation and breeding of nonhuman primates for use in biomedical, veterinary and biobehavioral research to improve human and animal health.

National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs)
The National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) are a national network of dedicated teams fighting diseases from Alzheimer’s to Zika and improving human health and lives worldwide. In partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government organizations, private foundations, and private industry, NPRCs conduct and enable studies that make breakthrough discoveries of causes, preventions, treatments and cures possible. The highly regulated study of nonhuman primates (NHPs) is critically important, as it often precedes clinical trials in humans and cannot be replicated any other way. The NPRCs serve as a national scientific resource that provides animals, expertise, and specialized facilities and equipment to scientists conducting research with NHPs. Approximately 1000 investigations involving over 2150 investigators are conducted through the NPRCs each year. The NPRCs are an integral part of their host institutions and support a highly skilled faculty of core scientists and collaborators from around the world.

Orient Bioresource Center, Inc

2103 Fm 625
Alice, TX 78332 7471
v: 1 (361) 664-8844 ext 128; f: 1 (361) 664-8855
Orient BioResource Center is a provider of NHP cyno and rhesus models. Animal welfare is a deliverable for our business and we are AAALAC accredited, USDA registered, and CDC licensed. Our dedicated team from Alice, TX conducts thorough pre import health evaluation and testing of these carefully selected animals in the country of origin. Additionally, our team monitors the arrival of animals at the port of entry, providing assurance of animal health and safety. Our detailed oversight of the transportation team ensures appropriate regulatory compliance. We offer a novel onsite behavior program. We can define animal import parameters based on client specifications and research needs. In turn, we provide clients with quality biomedical research models helping them to facilitate innovative science into lifesaving therapies.


21919 30th Dr SE
Bothell, WA 98021-3904
v: 1 (425) 951-1200
From behind-the-scenes experimental work for the U.S. Department of Defense to today’s highly advanced ultrasound systems used around the globe, SonoSite has been defining and redefining next-generation point-of-care ultrasound. Musculoskeletal, internal medicine and reproductive transducers with specialized software that can meet all of your practice needs.


5810 Van Allen Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
v: 1 (800) 268-5354
SOUND® is the global veterinary imaging leader and most trusted source for digital X-ray, ultrasound systems and education, PACS, advanced imaging tools, and imaging support. As a division of Veterinary Centers of America (VCA), we are part of a mission in making a better world for animals. We take this mission very seriously.

VRL Laboratories

7540 Louis Pasteur Dr Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78229 4008
v: 1 (210) 615 7275; f: 1 (210) 615 7771
VRL is a proven leader of diagnostic testing services used and trusted worldwide. Our expertise has allowed us to now offer small animal testing. VRL will continue to deliver the same outstanding customer service, unmatched turn around times, and high quality testing throughout our many testing platforms since 1988.

Worldwide Primates Inc

PO Box 971279
Miami, FL 33197
v: 1 (305) 378 9585
f: 1 (305) 232 3838
For 30 years, Worldwide Primates, Inc. has been a leading supplier of premium quality nonhuman primate models for research. We offer rhesus, cynomolgus, marmosets, Caribbean greens, squirrel monkeys, and baboons. We also offer contract primate quarantine services, primate transportation, primate housing, and primate biological materials.