Veterinary Radiology is a term referring to specialized diagnostic imaging that is done to help animals stay healthy. Veterinary radiologists use MRI scans, CT scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasound scans and radiographs to find where animals are injured or may have disease.
The world of veterinary radiology is one of the most technologically advanced specializations of veterinary medicine. Because of that, students considering a masters or PhD in this field should carefully research the credentials of the professors that they will be learning from in their chosen program.
In order to help you find the best place to complete your veterinary radiology education, we have compiled a list of the best professors available in this exciting field. Based on their extensive experience, leadership and contributions to the advancement of veterinary radiology, each member of this list is an excellent professor to learn with.
As the current head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, Dr. Hathcock is one of the most influential radiology professors in America. He has acted as the president of the American College of Veterinary Radiology several times, in addition to being an active member of the Residency Standards and Evaluation Committee from 1999-2003. He is regarded by his students and colleagues as one of the best teachers at Auburn University, and has won the Carl Norden-Pifzer Distinguished Teacher Award, and the Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Award. He recent publications emphasize computed tomography of cranial abnormalities.
Dr. Park is the head of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Colorado State University Teaching Hospital, an integral element that makes CSU the 3rd best Veterinary Science school in the U.S. In addition to education credentials from top-ranked programs at UC-Davis and Colorado State University, Dr. Park has also served as a diplomate for the ACVM. He has been a contributor for several definitive radiology textbooks, including the Textbook of Veterinary Radiology.
An established researcher, writer, teacher and speaker, Dr. McEntee is a valuable asset to the Veterinary Radiology community. She is currently serving as the Alexander de Lahunta Chair of Clinical Sciences, managing all other veterinary departmental chairs at Cornell, which is the top-ranked university for Veterinary Science. Dr. McEntee is an avid writer and has published several highly-regarded books on radiography and radiation treatment planning. She has also served as the president of the Affiliate of Radiation Oncology for ACVM.
One of the key members of the #3-ranked College of Veterinary Science at NCSU, Dr. Hauck is a large contributor to new research in the oncology field. She has been featured in several consumer and academic publications, including the Handbook of Delivering Targeted Imaging Agents and Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: What Every Caretaker Should Know About Canine Cancer. Her specialty research areas relate to hypothermic treatment, cutting-edge therapeutic agents and treatment of hematopoietic tumors.
Dr. Green is the Head of the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology Department at Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, which is the 5th best Veterinary Radiology program in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Green has special interests in Oncologic Imaging and 3-dimensional Radiotherapy treatment planning. He has been a presenter at the Midwest Veterinary Conference as well as a diplomate for the American College of Veterinary Medicine (ACVM). He has written a variety of published works, several of which focus on Radiotherapy. He is also at the forefront of active research into radiation treatment using a linear accelerator, specifically in equine sarcoids and carcinoma.
Dr. Spriet is an assistant professor at UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Spriet’s brings a vast educational background to his classes, having received his DVM from the National Veterinary school of Lyon, France in 2002, his Master’s degree at the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and having attended the University of Pennsylvania for a diagnostic imaging residency. Dr. Spriet is a diplomate of the ACVR as well as the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). Dr. Spriet has won awards for his presentations and lectures, and has been a keynote speaker at ACVR conferences and other notable veterinary science conventions. His interests include equine advanced diagnostic imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy.
As a past and current leader in the field of Veterinary Radiology, Dr. Wisner is one of the most acclaimed professors in the United States. His work has led to a number of leadership positions, including becoming the head of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Radiology Department (1997-2000) and as the Chair of the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at UC-Davis (2000-2014). Under his direction, this school has ranked consistently in the top 3 Veterinary Colleges in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report. In addition, he has served as the Associate Hospital Director for Imaging Services in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC-Davis, and has served as the president of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Professor Berry teaches at the University of Florida, one of the top 15 Veterinary Science schools in America. After graduating from DePauw university in 1980 with his BA in Zoology, he attended the University of Florida himself, graduating with a DVM with Honors in 1984. Dr. Berry is a gifted teacher, having received Merck Teaching Award for Creativity at the University of North Carolina. He has various interests, but his main research interest lies with diagnostic imaging, particularly in relation to the thorax. He is a published professor with recent publications in molecular imaging.
As the departmental head of the University of Georgia Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging Department, Dr. Holladay is involved at every level of the college’s radiology studies. Not only does he teach high-level anatomy and toxicology courses, but he is on the editorial board for several industry publications, including Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, BMC Pharmacology, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health and the International Journal of Toxicology. As an avid researcher and publisher, he has also been featured in several books, and was the editor-in-chief of Advances in Pharmacalogical Sciences from 2006-2009. His areas of interest are developmental immunotoxicology, teratology and environmental toxicology.
As a professor at one of the top 10 universities for Veterinary Science, Dr. Feeney’s instruction is an integral part of what makes the program so successful. A professor of Radiology, Dr. Feeney is distinguished in his education and training. He has many teaching and research interests, some of which are urography, ultrasound, tomography and imaging, specifically in dogs and cats. He has been a diplomate for the ACVR for over 30 years, and has been a speaker for the Midwest Society of Diagnostic Ultrasound.
An Associate Professor of Radiology/Clinician Educator at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mai is also serving as chief of the Radiology Department and Department of Clinical studies. In addition to teaching and mentoring, he also serves as a diplomate for both the ACVM as well as the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). He serves as a Diplomate for both. A varied education background, he studies at Ecole Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort, and received an MS in Biomedical engineering at the University of Joseph Fourier in France. He has various published works that relate to his interests in canine and feline diagnostic imaging, radiology, ultrasonography and vascular imaging.
Dr. Waller is the department head for diagnostic imaging at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Under his direction, the university’s radiology program has helped UW to become the 5th best Veterinary Science program in the U.S., according to the U.S. News and World Report. He also acts as a diplomate for the ACVR in addition to publishing regularly in academic journals such as The Bovine Practitioner and Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.
Dr. Roberts is a Clinical Associate Professor who received his DVM from Kansas State University in 1988. He did an internship focused on equine radiology in 1989 and attained his radiology residency from Washington State University in 1992. Previous to working for Washington State University, Dr. Roberts was part of the clinical faculty at the University of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate of the ACVR, and his most research focuses on advances in equine ultrasonography.
The following criteria were used in compiling this list of Top 15 Veterinary Radiology Professors. The Criteria below may not apply to all professors, but many of the professors fit each category:
Specialization: All of the professors have done some kind of specialized research on sub-categories of radiology. This work has been approved in peer-reviewed journals and has been referred to by industry leaders.
Awards: These professors have received awards or grant funding from well-established institutions. Many have received awards for their research or teaching.
Advanced Education: All professors have received doctoral-level degrees and have had hands-on experience in clinics, hospitals, or institutions that have better prepared them as professors of Veterinary Radiology.