Radiology Service Update
The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center no longer provides mail-in radiology consultations, effective December 27, 2019. The radiology service has one full-time radiologist with the retirement of Dr. Elizabeth Riedesel; and thus, the focus of the service will remain on in-house radiology and training of students and residents.
It is predicted that there will be a national shortage of radiologists both in human and veterinary medicine in the next few years. The LVMC is already experiencing that trend and is preparing for it by partnering with VetCT, a teleradiology group, to support training the college’s veterinary students and radiology residents via a virtual radiologist.
Recognizing the shortage, the American College of Veterinary Radiologists has approved a component of virtual training as part of radiology resident programs. The college is the first veterinary school to include virtual training of radiology residents in our program. “We’re excited to pioneer this partnership as we work to support the profession by increasing the number of board-certified radiologists,” said Dr. Stephanie West, Director of Hospital Operations.