Investing in Hands-On Training with Point-of-Care Diagnostic Ultrasounds

Innovetive Petcare Hosts GlobalFAST Workshop in Knoxville, TN

Innovetive Petcare recently hosted a cross-regional GlobalFAST workshop for veterinarians in Knoxville, TN. This training helps our veterinary team enhance point-of-care diagnostic ultrasounds in both primary care and emergency settings with 10 of our leading veterinary practices in attendance. The goal is to build confidence among varying backgrounds, skillsets and techniques of over 18 of our veterinarians.

After completing six learning modules in preparation for the workshop, veterinarians spent the day scanning patients in the systematic and unbiased format termed, GlobalFAST. “FAST” is the acronym for an ultrasound examination called Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma created as a triage and post-interventional screening test (actually coined by human trauma surgeons in the 1990s.) This test quickly morphed into a non-trauma (triage), and monitoring (tracking) point-of-care imaging tool where, “GlobalFAST®,” is now an extension of a physical exam and a new core skill for veterinarians.

Our GlobalFAST training session included abdominal, thoracic, and lung data points which helps our veterinary team provide better accuracy and confidence with point-of-care diagnostic ultrasounds.

Offering ongoing opportunities for our veterinarians to better diagnose patients for positive treatment outcomes remains an important part of our mission and we will continue to host live workshops for our veterinary practices.

Attendees Included:

Abaigeal Davis, DVM, Brandy Ellis, DVM, Chelsea Ball, DVM, Courtney Brunagan, DVM, Elise Brower, DVM, Gretchen Ganas, Hannah Holmes, DVM, Jada Phipps, DVM, Kamberlyn Hooper, DVM,Kelly Miller, DVM, Laura Seheult, DVM, Lauren Fansler, Leah Kasmark, Leslie Marci, DVM, Sarah Johnson, DVM, Stephanie Myers, DVM, and Tim Fleming, DVM. 

Special Thanks:

Misty Wilson, Samedi Piantadosi, DVM, Renae Parker, and the entire team at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center – Knoxville – for hosting this opportunity and providing all the volunteer pets for scanning (who were well compensated with treats!)

About Innovetive Petcare: Innovetive Petcare owns and operates 63 animal hospitals across 15 states that benefit from business management, professional development, and a great support team dedicated to helping veterinary practices prosper and grow. Innovetive Petcare oversees such areas as Human Resources, Recruiting, Marketing, Finance, Payroll, and Operational Support so veterinarians can provide exceptional patient care to clients and pet owners. To learn more about partnership with Innovetive Petcare and their network of veterinary partners, visit


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Mark Ziller
President & CEO, Innovetive Petcare
P: 512.969.6960