Located at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester
Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service Section of Radiology has the only full time radiologist in the Rochester area on staff, Dr. Jennifer L. Bouma, DACVR. She provides consultations on radiograph cases and is available for ultrasound examinations for both internal referrals from other specialty services, the Animal Emergency Service and for regional general practices (your family veterinarian).
What Separates us From The Rest?
What is a Veterinary Radiologist?
In order for a veterinarian to be called specialist in a specific discipline, they must first complete many years of additional training including an internship and residency at an accredited institution. Diplomate status is obtained by veterinarians who have successfully passed rigorous specialty boards following completion of their residency program. A specialist in Veterinary Radiology is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Veterinary Radiologists will have the initials DACVR following their veterinary credentials.
The American College of Veterinary Radiology is one of the 20 veterinary specialty organizations recognized by the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialists.
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Outpatient Ultrasound Appointments:
Advances in imaging technology have dramatically improved our ability to diagnose and treat serious diseases.
Abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging study widely used in veterinary medicine to aid in the diagnosis of a vast array of disorders.
The use of abdominal ultrasound is most beneficial when it is a part of a complete work up.
Outpatient ultrasound appointments are available for pets who do not require urgent nor emergent care.
In preparation for your appointment
- We ask you to fast your pet for 12 hours prior to your appointment. During this fasting period do not restrict access to water.
- In order to ensure a full bladder, do not walk your dog for the two hours prior to appointment. Do not allow your dog to urinate on the walk into the hospital.
* Special instructions will be provided for Diabetic patients.
* All follow up for outpatient ultrasound appointments will occur with your regular veterinarian.
- When you make your outpatient ultrasound appointment please also arrange your follow up plans with your regular veterinarian. They will receive a written ultrasound consultation upon completion of the exam.
- Unless it is determined that your pet requires immediate medical attention, allow up to 24-48 hours for your veterinarian to receive the written report.
The radiology service provides outpatient ultrasounds and radiograph consultations. We also assist other specialties and the emergency service with in-hospital cases.
Appointments are set up by referral from your local veterinarian. Consultations are scheduled Tuesday to Friday.