WHAT IS A "BOARD CERTIFIED" VETERINARY RADIOLOGIST?
A Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist is a veterinarian who has obtained extensive specialized training in all aspects of radiology as it pertains to animals. The title of “Diplomate” is conferred by the American College of Veterinary Radiology, the governing body of animal imaging specialists. ACVR Diplomates are individuals who entered a residency program after earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in order to get extensive hands on training by experienced faculty specialists in Radiology, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, and other imaging modalities such as PET & bone scans. In order to be granted ACVR Diplomate status, the veterinarian must complete 4 years of ACVR approved residency training in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital, complete a peer reviewed research project, teach classes in the Veterinary School, and pass two separate multi-day Board exam, the written Board and Oral board examinations.
NOTE: Every single one of our doctors is a Board Certified Radiologist. This is in line with our commitment to the highest quality standards for you and your pets. For more information about what Board Certification in Radiology means, please click here.
Why do I need a Radiologist?
This is a good question because after all, many practitioners have been practicing without one for quite a while. On the other hand, many more have discovered over the last several years that using a Board Certified Radiologist for radiographic interpretation and ultrasound generates a significant increase in their quality of medicine. There is often more information on a radiograph than can be easily appreciated. Our job is to extract all the useful information possible from the radiographs to help your veterinarian manage your case. Extensive specialty training and experience with thousands of cases helps us do this.