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They are experts at reviewing images or diseases revealed in radiographic, ultrasonographic, CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine studies. Some veterinary radiologists perform the diagnostic imaging, while others interpret and advise on the images that other veterinarians provide to them.
Veterinary Radiologists work hand in hand with your veterinary team to diagnose your pet’s ailment prior to correct therapy or treatment
Just as in human medicine, there are several specialties in veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Radiologists have completed extensive and specialized training in their unique field of interest. After completing an undergraduate degree and then a 4-year veterinary degree (DVM), veterinarians go on to a rotating internship, followed by a 3-year Radiology Residency Program.
During this time, they are trained in all diagnostic imaging modalities. After they complete their residency, veterinary radiologist residents must also pass difficult examinations in order to become board certified. Once board certified, they are given the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (DACVR).
Our highly trained Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist and their experienced staff work to obtain diagnoses by utilizing specialized equipment and techniques. Each modality (listed below) looks inside of your pet in a different way trying to obtain information that will help locate the problem within your pet.
Following imaging, a Board Certified Radiologist will evaluate the images and a final report will be generated and sent to your primary care veterinarian.
Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA)
The Radiologist will assess the images and together, with history, clinical signs, labwork, and physical exam performed by the primary doctor, recommendations are made to attempt to properly diagnose your pet. All of the above information is critical to assimilate for the benefit of your pet.
When your pet needs medical care, know that we are here for you, trying to find the best options for diagnostics and treatment. Behind each doctor, technician or client representative is an entire team collaborating to aid in the care, diagnosis, and treatment of your beloved family member/pet.
Behind the scenes at ARISE Veterinary Center, the doctors have access to each other, other specialties, and expertise. We often discuss cases to help elevate the medicine to the highest level to help your pet in the best way that we can.