First sourcing veterinary ultrasound and providing training on its use in 2010, Catherine Stowell holds a master’s in medical ultrasound. She is accredited in (human) echocardiography and is undertaking a PhD researching the teaching and learning of ultrasound in echocardiography. Catherine runs courses on small animal pregnancy scanning and cardiac ultrasound and authored Ultrasound for Canine Pregnancy Scanning.
Catherine founded the Animal Ultrasound Association (AUA) in 2016 in response to a deterioration in the quality of small animal pregnancy scanning. With a global membership of veterinarians, vet nurses and breeders, AUA sets the standard for reproductive ultrasound in small animals and allows the public to identify those with sufficient training and expertise to perform a pregnancy scan safely and within their respective remits.