Our Mission: Provide Global FAST Ultrasound Education – AFAST®, TFAST® and Vet BLUE® – that Saves Lives!
Online Classes -21-hours RACE-approved CE
- 7-hours of AFAST®
- 7-hours of TFAST®
- 7-hours of VetBLUE®-Global FAST
Hands-on Training -8-hours RACE-approved CE at the FASTVet Academy, San Antonio, Texas
- AFAST® – lecture and proctored scanning
- TFAST®– lecture and proctored scanning
- Vet BLUE®– lecture and proctored scanning
FASTVet Premium Membership
- Emergency Critical Care and Internal Medicine Blogs
- Monthly Live and Archived Webinars
- FASTVet Blogged Video Library – AFAST®, TFAST® and Vet BLUE®
- Interactive Closed Members-Only Web Page
These techniques, AFAST®, TFAST®, Vet BLUE®, and Global FASTSM rapidly answer critical clinical questions to favorably direct clinical case management and help better pick the next best test. Global FAST Saves LivesTM !
For Publications and References of Clinical Studies please click on this link!
What can AFAST®, TFAST® and Vet BLUE® do for you?
FAST is an acronym for the abbreviated ultrasound examination called Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma created as a triage and post-interventional screening test by human trauma surgeons in the 1990s.
AFAST (abdominal FAST), TFAST (thoracic FAST), Vet BLUE (lung) and when combined as a single format refereed to as Global FAST have been developed by FASTVet for veterinarians as rapid, point-of-care screening tests, that within minutes answer important clinical questions to help better direct both care (keeping alive for gold standard testing) and diagnostics (picking your next best test better) in small animals.
These 3 techniques require no shaving of dogs and cats, minimal restraint, are safe with no radiation, and serve as screening tests for not only trauma, triage and tracking (monitoring) but should be considered an extension of your physical exam for any abnormal or suspect small animal as a first line test – or an extension of your physical exam. Global FAST is a better soft tissue and free fluid scan than radiographs.
Our 8-hour RACE-approved, Hands-on Training at our FASTVet Academy in beautiful San Antonio consists of case-based AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE lectures and AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE proctored scanning by FASTVet-certifed Instructors.
We encourage you to join us! These are truly practice-changers! You will quickly become a believer using these 3 techniques as “extensions of your physical exam” on a daily basis. By capturing diseases, conditions, and injuries with the use of Global FAST that you would have traditionally missed or been delayed in detection by not using Global FAST, patient care for dogs and cats of your valuable clients is improved. Global FAST Saves Lives!
Who Created FASTVet.com?
Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC received his degree from Cornell University, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center, New York City, and a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center, San Antonio, Texas. He has spent approximately half of his 25-year career in general practice and half in emergency and critical care. His interests include point-of-care ultrasound that rapidly answer important clinical questions optimizing small animal patient care; and developed the abdominal FAST (AFAST)-applied fluid scoring system, thoracic FAST (TFAST) and most recently the Vet BLUE (lung ultrasound). He has extensively published veterinary clinical studies on AFAST and its fluid scoring system, TFAST and Vet BLUE; 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 Ó 2014, translated in 5 languages, English, Spanish, Greek, Japanese and Chinese; and lectured and trained veterinarians including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe and South America, leading veterinary medicine in this exciting new frontier.
Dr. Stephanie Lisciandro is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Lisciandro graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in 1991. She then completed an internship and residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.