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Veterinary practice has diversified significantly in the last 10 to 20 years. In the early ‘90’s it was rare to come across specialist veterinarians but in the intervening years, specialist veterinary streams have developed across many fields including veterinary radiology. The field of veterinary radiology encompasses any test related to “imaging” of animals; the common tests used include radiographs (Xrays), ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our communities have evolved to expect a higher quality of care for our pets, particularly dogs and cats, as they tend to occupy a central role in our family structure. We expect that medical advances and opportunities seen in human medicine in recent decades will flow onto these pets and imaging provides non-
A specialist veterinary radiologist has a veterinary Bachelor’s degree and typically has worked in general practice for a time (1-
Technology is a massive part of modern medicine. As in the human medical field, advances in equipment have filtered through to the veterinary profession. Veterinary radiologists work in practices that have access to cutting-
Dr Zoe Lenard BVSc(Hons) FANZCVS(Radiology)
Registered Specialist in Veterinary Radiology