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“We have had every one of our radiographs read by a board certified radiologist since 1983.  We started with Dr. James Burt, Diplomate ACVR, at The Ohio State University, and since he retired, we have used Vet-Rad.

We do not pick and choose which patients get the advantage of having their radiographs submitted. We think they all deserve the very best. We do not allow the owner to opt out; every radiograph is read by a board certified radiologist, and the radiology consult fee is built in to our radiographic fees.

We also feel it is important to write our diagnosis on the submission form.  Writing our diagnosis first, and then reviewing what the radiologist reports, makes every radiograph a potential learning case. This eliminates cheating, saying “Oh yeah, I saw that, but didn’t write it down”.

The more radiographs we have sent, the better we have become at reading cases. General practitioner veterinarians do not have the expertise that a board certified radiologist provides, and if you do not send your radiographs you are guaranteed to misread some cases.  That is not acceptable at Westlake Animal Hospital.

A good example - two months ago, we submitted an abdomen with just a small part of the chest.  We totally missed a primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma in a caudal lung lobe.  The radiology report saved this dog’s life, as the tumor was recognized and the lung lobe removed.

Now that we are digital, the reports come back quickly. If submitted STAT….WOW, in minutes.  What a great addition to have digital processing; we have a board certified radiologist almost in our hospital reading the radiographs immediately.”

Dr. Dave Love, Diplomate ABVP
Westlake Animal Hospital
Westlake, Ohio

 


 

 “I have utilized the expertise of the Vet-Rad radiologists for over 20 years.  As an internal medicine specialist, I feel very confident in my abilities to assess radiographs.  However, I want the best for my clients and their pets, and I am always learning from my interactions with the radiologists. Thank you, Vet-Rad, for your service and commitment!”

Dr. Marcia A. Carothers, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Akron Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice
Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Copley, Ohio

 


 

“We are extremely pleased with Vet-Rad's service, and feel that it is very beneficial and absolutely essential to have all of our radiographs evaluated by a board certified radiologist. Doing so assures us that we will not be missing any radiographic anomalies, and it promotes high quality client service.”

Dr. Jeff Peacock
Hospital Director
Crossroads Animal Hospital
Strongsville, Ohio

 


 

“Vet-Rad's service has been a valuable asset for our practices.  The radiologists have been reading our films for years.  We feel they help us provide as complete a service as possible for our patients, owners, and referring veterinarians.”

Dr. Larry Anson, Diplomate ACVS 
MedVet Akron
Copley, Ohio
MedVet Cleveland West
Brook Park, Ohio

 


 

"Having Vet-Rad read all of our radiographs has significantly improved our diagnostic accuracy.  It has been very helpful to have a second eye on our cases, and all of the radiologists are readily available to discuss cases further if needed.  My clients are very appreciative of having a radiology consult when dealing with their pets."

Dr. Butch Farkas
Belvoir Pet Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio

 


 

“Vet-Rad has been reading all of our radiographs since the early 1990’s. Our doctors and clients always know that we will have a thorough evaluation and detailed written report on each and every case. Should the Vet-Rad doctors discover an emergent finding on the radiographs, we always receive a prompt phone call and personal verbal report of the findings. We could not function without Vet-Rad!"

Dr. Lynn Turner, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Northeast Ohio Internal Medicine Associates
Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Copley, Ohio

 


 

“Vet-Rad has been reading our radiographs, performing ultrasounds, and providing additional advanced diagnostics for us for years.  They have provided us with very prompt service and collegiality that is important to providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.” 

Dr. John M. Crandell, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Stanton L. Boyce, DVM, Practice Limited to Internal Medicine

MedVet Akron
Copley, Ohio
MedVet Cleveland West
Brook Park, Ohio

 


 

“Using Vet-Rad allows us to provide high quality medicine. We send all radiographs for interpretation. Vet-Rad is reliable and thorough and identifies abnormalities that would have been otherwise undiagnosed.  They provide an invaluable collective source of knowledge for interpretation of complex radiographs.  More than worth the cost!”

Dr. Kelly L. Gellasch, Diplomate ACVS, AAPM 
Crossroads Animal Referral & Emergency
Frederick, Maryland

 


 

“When interpreting cardiac issues, Vet-Rad and I are spot on, but I still have them evaluate my radiographs because there are things outside of the heart I am not highly experienced or trained to visualize.  Since Vet-Rad is comprised of board certified radiologists, they interpret each radiograph in its entirety, and not just the defect being evaluated by the specialist or general practitioner.  I would encourage every veterinarian to utilize the services of a board certified radiologist.  Would you expect any less?” 

Dr. Kirstin N. Boddy, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Heart to Heart Veterinary Cardiology Consultants, LLC.
Beloit, Ohio

 


 

"Athough we have employed Vet-Rad since its inception back in the film days, since going digital our usage has boomed.  The incredibly rapid turn around time has improved our diagnostic ability and patient care, not to mention we are frequently surprised at the subtleties discerned by your team."

Dr. Mark Carlson
Stow-Kent Animal Hospital
Kent, Ohio

 


 

I cannot emphasize how important it has been to get the full diagnostic value out of our digital radiographs and use the tools available to us now with the use of telemedicine.  Since adding Vet-Rad’s board certified radiologists to our staff, we send all radiographs out for interpretation and have significantly added value to our diagnostic capabilities.  They find things that have been totally missed on our end - it is very reassuring to have them looking over our shoulder.  They are not biased by history and gut feelings, but evaluate the entire radiograph side-to-side, top-to-bottom.  The additional differentials, and recommended testing to further work up a case, adds diagnostic value and profitability to our practice.

Dr. Michael Stone
Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital
Oak Harbor, Ohio
Westview Veterinary Hospital
Fremont, Ohio
Catawba Veterinary Hospital
Port Clinton, Ohio

“Vet-Rad has been reading all of our radiographs since the early 1990’s. Our doctors and clients always know that we will have a thorough evaluation and detailed written report on each and every case. Should the Vet-Rad doctors discover an emergent finding on the radiographs, we always receive a prompt phone call and personal verbal report of the findings. We could not function without Vet-Rad! "

Dr. Lynn Turner, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Northeast Ohio Internal Medicine Associates
Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Copley, Ohio

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