Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

Much of the cutting-edge work carried out at the RVC would not be possible without the specialist expertise and world-class facilities of our Diagnostic Imaging Service.  When imaging of any kind is required, cases are assessed using the most up-to-date equipment in the UK.

Service information

Specialists within our service are at the forefront of research into all aspects of small animal diagnostic imaging and also at the heart of the clinical work within the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

We have one digital radiography suite, and a combined fluoroscopy / computed radiography suite for specialist techniques, including myelography and angiography. We use a high end ultrasound unit allowing for abdominal, thoracic, musculoskeletal and ocular specialist evaluation of our patients. Our MRI suite uses a 1.5 Tesla magnet and we have a multi-slice CT scanner as well as a state-of-the-art gamma camera which enables a full range of scintigraphy studies to be performed.

Our mail-in radiographic interpretation service is currently unavailable.



Residencies and internships 

We are a leading centre for the training of veteriary specialists. If you are a vet and would like to find out more about our opportunities for residencies and internships, please see Clinical Training.



The Diagnostic Imaging Service supports Clinical Services across the hospital

Cases are assessed by our team of specialist radiologists, using the most up-to-date equipment

For referring vets:

Referrals line:
+44 (0)1707 666399 (select option 2)

Emergency referrals:
+44 (0)1707 666399 (select option 1)

Email: qmhreception@rvc.ac.uk

Key Clinicians

Clinician

Randi Drees

Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging

Clinician

Francisco Llabres-Diaz

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Clinician

Mauro Pivetta

Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging

Clinician

Ella Fitzgerald

Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging

Clinician

Emma Mapletoft

Staff Clinician in Diagnostic Imaging

Clinician

Helen Dirrig

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Mark Plested

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Crystal White

Veterinary specialist-in-training