Radiology

Our goal is to provide high quality diagnostic images and interactive image interpretation that make a difference in patient care and outcome, and to foster this ideal within the veterinary community.

At VSH, we are all digital. We use veterinary-focused viewing software, making it easy to view images at any of our three hospitals by any of our doctors.  We can also share these images with you and your veterinarian.  This adds to the collaborative approach of our doctors and specialists with you and your primary care veterinarian.

Our radiologists are a collaborative part of the multispeciality team at VSH, lending our views to the best care possible for your pet.  We can also view and interpret images sent from your primary care veterinarian, either digital or on film.  Your veterinarian may choose to send images to our hospital in preparation for a visit from you and your pet, or for valuable advice from our specialists on diagnosis and case management.

In addition to interpreting radiographs (X-Rays), our radiology department routinely performs ultrasounds and CT scans.  These imaging modalities supplement 2D radiographs with cross-sectional patient imaging.  Multiple imaging modalities may be used to better define a disease.

Our radiology department utilizes the following imaging modalities and services.

  • Digital Radiography
  • CT (Cary hospital only)
  • MRI-images are obtained off site at the Animal Scan Center
  • Image-guided fine needle aspirates, biopsies, and therapeutic injections
  • Ultrasonography
    • Abdominal
    • Thoracic
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Thyroid/Parathyroid

What is a board-certified radiologist?

A veterinary radiologist has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3 or 4-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR). Similar to other veterinary specialists, veterinary radiologists must also pass rigorous board examinations in order to become accredited.

Meet our radiologists:

Dr. Stephanie Knapp

Dr. Maureen Levesque