2018 ACVR/IVRA Joint Scientific Conference

  • The American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and the International Veterinary Radiology (IVRA) Joint Scientific Conference will be held October 14-19, 2018 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX USA. See 2018 ACVR/IVRA Meeting for more information.

2018 ACVR New Resident Registration

  • All new aCVR Residents are required to register online with the ACVR by August 31, 2018. See 2018 ACVR New Resident Registration. Please wait to register until you have permanent contact information at your new location.

Comments Sought on Proposed Specialty in Equine Diagnostic Imaging within the Amercian College of Veterinary Radiology

  • The AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties has received a petition for recognition of equine diagnostic imaging as a new specialty within the American College of Veterinary Radiology. In compliance with ABVS procedures, the board is seeking comment from the public and the profession regarding the proposed specialty. READ MORE...

Lower the Dose

  • The ACVR is partnering with IDEXX and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) in Lower the Dose, a new initiative to help raise awareness of radiation safety best practices. Visit the new Lower the Dose website for timely and relevant radiation resources, news, safety information, and state guidelines.

Membership in ACVR's Special Interest Societies

Would it be safe to have a dog in the MRI scanner before your own examination? A multicenter study to establish hygiene facts related to dogs and men

  • Objectives: To determine whether it would be hygienic to evaluate dogs and humans in the same MRI scanner. READ MORE...

Advanced Imaging Brings New Standard of Care to Zoos

  • Dr. Marina Ivančić is an ACVR board-certified radiologist at the Brookfield Zoo. This is the only zoo in the United States to have a full-time, board-certified veterinary radiologist.
  • Black Rhinoceros At Brookfield Zoo Undergoes Portable CT Scan - Procedure Required a Custom-Made Platform, a Front-End Loader, and a Dedicated Team. Layla, a 7½ -year-old, 2,300-pound eastern black rhinoceros who lives at Brookfield Zoo, underwent what is believed to be the first CT (computed tomography) scan ever performed on this species. See Images and Video.
  • An Orangutan and Her Infant Get a Health Checkup at the Brookfield Zoo - A healthy female adult orangutan and her infant get imaging done as part of their wellness checkups. See News Story.
About American College of Veterinary Radiology

The ACVR is an AVMA Recognized Veterinary Specialty Organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Illinois as a non-profit organization of veterinary specialists in Radiology and Radiation Oncology. The ACVR is NOT an institution of higher education and is NOT authorized to award degrees or college credit. The mission of the ACVR is to enhance and promote the highest quality of service in diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology, to optimize veterinary patient care, and to advance the science of veterinary radiology and radiation oncology through research and education.


The ACVR membership consists of Diplomates (board-certified radiologists and radiation oncologists), Associates, Residents, and Society Members. The ACVR has four Societies consisting of the Veterinary Ultrasound Society, CT/MRI Society, Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine, and the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society. Anyone (veterinarian or non-veterinarian) with an interest in veterinary diagnostic imaging can join one or more of the ACVR Societies.

Veterinary Professionals

Accurate and complete interpretation of your imaging studies is critical to developing an effective treatment plan. Rapid advances in the veterinary profession can make it difficult for veterinarians to remain current with recent developments in some of today's complex imaging or radiation therapy procedures. Learn how an ACVR board-certified radiologist or radiation oncologist can help your practice provide the best possible care for your patients.

Pet Owners

The Health Care Team is made up of the owner (client), the general practice veterinarian, and the ACVR board-certified radiologist or radiation oncologist. The ACVR radiologist or radiation oncologist has the training, expertise and equipment to perform the latest state-of-the art imaging or radiotherapy procedures. This helps the primary care veterinarian provide the best possible care for your animal. See the Directory of Diplomates to find a board-certified radiologist or radiation oncologist near you.