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Catherine Banfield, DVM

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Catherine Banfield graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State University in 1980. She spent her first year in a large small animal practice. Next, she was hired by the State of Michigan to work as the State Veterinarian for all of the large Standardbred racing meets in Detroit, Michigan. After getting married and having her first child, she and her husband decided on a different type of life. Cathy accepted a Direct Commission as a Veterinary Officer, entering the Army as a Captain in 1985. In 1986, she was sent to Japan with her husband, her two year old son and her six week old son. She was assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan. She supported two or more bases at a time [500 miles apart], staying a week at each and caring for thousands of private pets. During four years in Japan, she took care of 75 working dogs and became very interested in their problems, especially hip dysplasia. One dog required a bone scan at a Japanese human hospital; making her very interested in Radiology. 

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Cary Brenner, DVM

BrennerDr. Brenner graduated from from Iowa State University in 1982. Since 1983, Dr. Brenner has been practicing veterinary medicine in Connecticut, where he developed an interest in diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Brenner has worked for Veterinary Multiimaging and eVet Diagnostics for over 10 years. Dr. Brenner is available to perform on-site ultrasound studies for veterinary practices in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York, and Fairfield and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut.. At home, Dr. Brenner enjoys spending time with his wife, 5 children, and 4-legged family members

Lisa G. Britt, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVR

LisaBrittDr. Lisa Britt graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and then traveled to Guelph, Canada where she completed a Large Animal Internship at the Ontario Veterinary College. Her love of diagnostic imaging, which began prior to veterinary school and was fostered by great mentors at NCSU, increased further and she moved back to the United States to pursue a radiology residency at Washington State University (WSU). At the completion of her residency and Master’s degree, Lisa worked in Dallas, TX at Animal Radiology Center while her husband finished his PhD at WSU.

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Joanne Burns, DVM, DACVR

BurnsDr. Joanne Burns is a 1975 Purdue graduate. She did her radiology training at the University of Missouri and became board certified in Veterinary Radiology in 1981. She was on faculty at Mississippi State University 1981-1989. For the past 20 years she has served the Kansas City/Topeka area as a radiology and ultrasound consultant.

 She also performs OFA and PennHIP examinations for breeders and dog owners. She is married to Dr. Philip Roudebush, has two adult children, and lives in Topeka, KS.

Joel Edwards, DVM, DACVIM

(Bio coming soon)

Deborah L'Heureux, DACVR

LHeureuxDeborah L'Heureux is a Massachusetts native who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a small animal rotating internship in San Diego, California, she worked as a general practitioner for two years in Danbury, Connecticut. After that, she completed a Diagnostic Imaging internship at Michigan State University and then completed a three-year Diagnostic Imaging residency at Iowa State University. Dr. L'Heureux obtained her Board Certification in Veterinary Radiology during the Fall of 2011. Dr. L'Heureux joined the AVC team in August 2010. Her special interests include ultrasound and ultrasound-guided aspirates and biopsies.

Monica Merlo

MerloMonica graduated from the University of Turin in 1993. During her student’s years she had the opportunity to go on a student exchange to the imaging department of Cornell University, where she met her first mentor, Victor Rendano, who transmitted his contagious passion for diagnostic imaging to her.

The interest in diagnostic imaging grew and years later, she enrolled in an ECVDI residency program under the supervision of Chris Lamb (Royal Veterinary College) and Luigi Pozzi (University of Turin), finishing it in 2001. She visited several academic institutions in Europe and USA and she frequently spends time with Vic Rendano and participates to various meetings and congresses. In the last 15 years she had the privilege of meeting and learning from several radiology specialists.

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Matthew Nelson, DVM

Nelson Dr. Nelson is originally from Michigan and attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2006. Following, veterinary school, Dr. Nelson completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery (2006-2007) at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in Northern Virginia, and completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Georgia with Board Certification in 2010.   Following residency, he returned to SouthPaws.  Dr. Nelson’s imaging interests include ultrasonography, radiography, and computed tomography.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, swimming, and woodworking.

Robert O'Brien, DVM

University of Maine B.S. (High Distinction)
University of New Brunswick Junior Year in Canada Program
University of Cincinnati M.S.
1983-87 The Ohio State University D.V.M. (Honors)

1992 American College of Veterinary Radiology

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Jerry M. Owens, DVM ACVR


I was born and raised in Santa Barbara California. I attended the University of Redlands  and the University of California at Davis obtaining a BS in Veterinary Science in 1969 and a DVM from the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. 

I did a one year internship followed by three years of residency training in internal medicine and radiology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Additional residency training was performed at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with Board Certification by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1976. 

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Robert D. Pechman, DVM, DACVR

Professor Emeritus, Diagnostic Imaging School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

DVM – UC Davis, 1969

Practice History:
  • Small Animal Practice in San Bruno, California from 1969 to 1974
  • Radiology Residency at The Ohio State University from 1974 to 1977
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology, 1977
  • Staff Radiologist, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 1977-78
  • Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, 1978-84
  • Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, 1984-94
  • Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, 1994-2004
  • Professor Emeritus at School of Veterinary Medicine at LSU, 2004 to present

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