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12
Nov 2019
Commended Best Business for Marketing and Social Media

The Bromley Business Awards took place on Thursday 21st November at which they announced their winners and runners up.  The Animal Ultrasound Association (AUA) are thrilled to be certified as Commended: Best Business for Marketing & Social Media 2019.  If you would like to see the full list of winners please click here. The Bromley Business Awards, now in its 9th year, recognise and celebrate the many dynamic and innovative businesses in Bromley – the largest borough in London. Chosen to be Commended from literally hundreds of businesses is a huge achievement for......

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11
Oct 2019

The RCVS can only help with matters concerning licensed veterinarians or vet nurses, so if you feel you need to report poor conduct by people who are not part of the veterinary profession, what can you do? The AUA spoke to the RCVS last week, and their advice is combined with ours and summarised below.   Reporting a scanner in your area If you know that somebody is charging people for a scanning service without adequate training or equipment, or is not practicing within their remit (i.e. is offering diagnoses), you can......

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11
Oct 2019

The role of ultrasound in urolithiasis   In the following article, the anatomy which causes uroliths to become so problematic are discussed, and the role of ultrasound in its diagnosis. Uroliths are stones or crystals that form in the urinary tract, and vary in their mineral composition depending on geographical location and the animal’s diet. They are usually small and easily flushed out in the urine, but in male goats, they can be deadly. Male goats are particularly predisposed to blockages of the urinary tract due to their anatomy. They have a......

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08
Oct 2019

What to do if you are bitten by a dog during a scan: • Wash the wound thoroughly. Run under a cold tap for 10 minutes, even if the skin isn’t broken. • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tell your doctor or medical practitioner that you have been bitten by an animal. • Report the bite (important). Taking photos of the wound straight after it happens can be helpful. Your police and local authority’s dog warden should be informed of any dog bites to take steps to prevent this happening......

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26
Sep 2019
Best Business for Marketing & Social Media Finalist

The Animal Ultrasound Association (AUA) are thrilled to be announced as Best Business for Marketing & Social Media Finalist 2019. The Bromley Business Awards, now in its 9th year, recognise and celebrate the many dynamic and innovative businesses in Bromley – the largest borough in London. Being picked as a finalist from literally hundreds of businesses is a real achievement for our community interest business. Our objective at the AUA is to promote the practice of safe ultrasound animal scanning and to provide best practice advice and training on ultrasound scanning. Launched......

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14
Aug 2019
TrustPilot logo

Buying an ultrasound machine used to be a very different process. A purchase involving hundreds (sometimes thousands) of pounds was one in which people invested months of research, many phone and email conversations, and often met with the ultrasound company face-to-face to try out the equipment, receive training and establish trust. Nowadays, people are becoming increasingly willing to buy straight off the internet, and the personal conversation has been replaced with other methods of building trust – most notably, online reviews. This makes the decision-making process quicker and easier for the buyer......

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18
Jul 2019
Scan Pad and wireless probe

Wireless ultrasound probes (or ‘ultrasound wands’) went through a temporary boom in popularity in the UK, before their limitations quickly became obvious. Now, many people who originally invested in wireless scanners are looking to upgrade to higher quality systems. But is there a role for these wireless probes, and if so, what is it? I put a typical wireless ultrasound probe to the test against the VIS Scan Pad to find out the key differences, and examine why not all 128 element transducers are created equal. Bladder scan in a Dogue De......

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10
Jul 2019

Ultrasound is not (yet) an exact science. Machine learning is helping to bring us closer to it, but even when this day comes – and it’s currently only in the research stages – it’s unlikely that the human component will ever be completely replaced in our lifetimes. There will always be exceptions to rules, and at the moment, only a human brain is capable of thinking around these instances. Because ultrasound can be so subjective, it’s important that you are part of a supportive community that you can turn to when you......

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26
Jun 2019

Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar on how to promote your canine scanning business online. The full recording is embedded here, with the question and answer session in text below.     Questions: Am I right in assuming to be a member of the AUA you have to have completed both Level 1 AND Level 2? You can join as a partial member with only level 1 training, giving you access to your profile which you can then begin building. You can still upload and share your scans here. What......

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