2019 ACVR Annual Scientific Conference, October 30-November 2, 2019, Baltimore, MD.

  • The 2019 American College of Veterinary Radiology Annual Scientific Conference is scheduled for October 30 – November 2, 2019 at the Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. See Baltimore 2019 for more details as they becom available.

Equine Diagnostic Imaging Approved as a New Recognized Veterinary Specialty (RVS) Under ACVR

  • The AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties just approved Equine Diagnostic Imaging as a Recognized Veterinary Specialty (RVS) under ACVR. Congratulations to Drs. Myra Barrett, Tony Pease and the rest of the Organizing Committee. See the EDI Proposal for more information.

Specialists in Short Supply

  • Dr. Bill Blevins, for the VIN News Service - "Academic radiology and the ACVR are not yet ready to implode, but there are early indications that the dwindling supply of academic radiologists will have a negative effect on this specialty if not corrected." See VIN NEWS SERVICE.
  • Greg Cima For JAVMA - Universities, private practices struggle to find certain specialists, blame lack of residency training programs. See JAVMA NEWS ARTICLE.

Veterinary Technicians Add Specialty in Diagnostic Imaging

  • The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America announced the 16th specialty academy for veterinary technicians, the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging. The AVTDI comprises veterinary technicians dedicated to performing a higher level of modalities in veterinary diagnostic imaging such as digital radiography, fluoroscopic special procedures, CT, MRI, ultrasonography, and nuclear imaging. READ MORE

Membership in ACVR's Special Interest Societies

About American College of Veterinary Radiology

The ACVR is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Equine Diagnostic Imaging. ACVR is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty™ for certification of Radiology, Radiaton Oncology and Equine Diagnostic Imaging. The ACVR undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) every three years to ensure that we are maintaining the required standards in our certification process. The mission of the ACVR is to enhance and promote the highest quality of service in diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology and equine diagnotic imaging to optimize veterinary patient care, and to advance the science of veterinary radiology, radiation oncology and equine diagnotic imaging through research and education. However, the ACVR is NOT an institution of higher education and is NOT authorized to award degrees or college credit.


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.