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ISELP 3-Day Module
IS PROUD TO HOST
ISELP 3-Day Module Foot & Pastern Mark Your Calendar Now
March 25 - March 27
2016 First and Most Comprehensive Module of the Year!
The ISELP Module is perhaps one of the best CE values available in equine sports medicine
ISELP provides you with a plethora of content, individual and group discussions, and networking with some of the top equine vets from around the world!
Come join us to earn your 20 Hours of RACE Certified credit with the best instructors across the world.
September 2015 Office Closures
The Animal Imaging Office will be closed Labor Day Weekend.
Saturday, Sept. 5th | Sunday, Sept. 6th | Monday, Sept. 7th
3T MRI Imaging of the Equine Hock - Bone Edema
A 5 year old Quarter Horse Gelding presented to Animal Imaging for an MRI of the left hock in early October 2014. An acute grade 4/5 left hind lameness was noted after a work, a week prior to our diagnostic studies. The lameness was localized to the hock by the referring DVM with intra-articular anesthesia of the tarsal-metatarsal joint and distal intertarsal joint. Lower limb blocks were unsuccessful in alleviating the lameness. No palpable swelling or pain was noted upon evaluation of the left hind limb. A region of interest scintigraphic exam was performed to rule out any stress fracture.
3T MRI Evaluation of the Equine Stifle
Now Available at Animal Imaging!
Pathology of the equine stifle can be challenging to definitively diagnose. We are excited to offer a few diagnostic options regarding the management of stifle disease. Following your lameness evaluation and localization of the lameness to the stifle with regional anesthesia, radiology is often the next procedure performed. Following radiographs, ultrasound may be indicated. Bothe Dr. Dana Nellis and Dr. Beth Bisco have trained extensively in equine ultrasound prior to and during their respective radiology residencies. If any uncertainties remain regarding the pathology present, select cases can be imaged with a 3-Tesla MRI. Our 3-Tesla MRI has a 70cm bore that is large enough to accommodate horses of average or small frame. Having as much clinical information as possible can help the referring veterinarian create the most effective treatment protocol. Please contact us to learn more about this exciting new diagnostic tool for evaluation stifle disease.
Welcome Dr. Ashley Yanchick
We are excited to add Dr. Ashley Yanchik to our team as Animal Imaging's support veterinarian. Dr. Yanchik grew up in northeast Pennsylvania and received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her internship there as well, at the New Bolton Center. Before joining Animal Imaging, she worked at an equine practice that focused primarily on sports medicine in the Chicago area for three years. Outside of work, Dr. Yanchik enjoys riding her horse, Rudy and being active outdoors with her dog, Kora. Dr. Yanchik will assist our radiologists for both our small animan and equine patients.
Introducing Beth Biscoe, DVM MS DACVR
Beth Biscoe, DVM, MS, DACVR
Animal Imaging is excited to announce the addition of Beth Biscoe, DVM, MS, DACVR to our team. Dr. Biscoe received her DVM from Virginia Tech. After which, she completed an internship at the Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Virginia and was later employed at Little Creek Veterinary Services in Madison, Georgia. Dr. Biscoe then went on to complete a 2 year Equine Ultrasound Fellowship with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb at the University of California at Davis prior to completing her radiology residency at Washington State University in 2014.
Dr. Biscoe grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia and spends her spare time horseback riding, cooking and hiking with her dogs and husband, Kyle. Dr. Dana Neelis, who also has an extensive equine background prior to her radiology training, and Dr. Biscoe will expand the equine services offered at Animal Imaging.
Teleradiology and Ultrasound in the Equine
Drs. Biscoe and Neelis interpret equine radiographs based on the expertise acquired with their extensive training, but with a clinical perspective. Prepurchase studies, radiographs of the neck, head, back, shoulder, elbow, pelvis and routine films may all be submitted for review.
As board certified radiologists, both Dana and Beth have extensive experience in ultrasound procedures, such as stifle exams, cardiac studies, specialty studies, ultrasound guided procedures and routine musculoskeletal studies.
Scintigraphy, 3-Tesla MRI and Standing CT
Dr. Hersman, Dr. Neelis and Dr. Biscoe work together to provide expertise in interpretation of images as well as applying a problem solving perspective to cross sectional imaging cases. We strive to help referring veterinarians arrive at a definitive diagnosis and create an effective treatment plan.
We believe that communication is key and always welcome your questions and comments regarding any case submitted. We hope to serve as an imaging extension of your practice.
Way to go team!!
What a top notch facility! The office staff was so kind, informative & knowledgeable. After speaking with them, I felt confident leaving my horse there.
They were very efficient emailing form results. I was very appreciative of Dr. Hersman sitting and explaining everything to me. I didn't feel rushed and he answered all of my questions (and I had a lot!)
Thank you all for what you do!
Master Jimmy's Mom Sara Redden
I requested referral to Animal Imaging from my veterinarian when my dog had a suspicious ultrasound finding. I wanted thorough and accurate imaging studies, and while many general veterinarians are surely competent, I felt much more confident having board certified radiologists performing a complete examination and tissue sampling.
Dr. Echandi's obvious expertise was very reassuring; her report, which I received prior to our departure, is by far the best I've seen for any animal. They performed a fine needle aspirate on the spleen and liver, and in less than 24 hours, I had a pathology report with confirmatory diagnosis.
If you want the best imaging studies for your small animal, I cannot recommend this practice highly enough!
David Hull, MD
AAEVT Education Day
September 26th, 2014 - AAEVT Education Day
Hosted by Animal Imaging Clinic
CE Event: May 20-22, 2014
CE Event: May 20 - 22, 2014
Topic: Joint Injection
Tuesday, May 20th - Joint injection, ultrasound, and respiratory presentations (at the Westin Hotel)
Wednesday, May 21st - Joint injection, ultrasound and respiratory wet labs (at Animal Imaging)
Topic: Equine Dentistry: Phase one
Wednesday, May 21st - Dental presentation (at the Westin)
Thursday, May 22nd - Dental wet lab (at Animal Imaging)
Presented by Zoetis. Registration is limited!
Call Animal Imaging at 972.869.2180 for more information or to register.
CE Event May 17-18, 2014
CE Event: Ultrasound & Sport Horse Injuries
With focus on the distal limb, stifle, neck, and sacroiliac
Presented by: Vet Imaging - Mary Beth Whitcomb, DVM and Betsy Vaughn, DVM.
Earn 14 CE hours - registration is limited.
Call Animal Imaging at 972.869.2180 for more information or to register.
CT Scans Now Available for Equine Patients
CT scans are especially helpful when diagnosing dental and skull abnormalities. Please call our office to inquire about how CT imaging can help pinpoint the specific treatment your horse requires.
Siemens Somatom Volume Zoom 4 slice CT scanner
Animal Imaging has recently acquired a Siemens Somatom Volume Zoom 4 slice CT scanner. This multi-slice CT will greatly expand our imaging capability at Animal Imaging in our continued goal of providing the best in imaging technology for our small animal and equine patients.