2019 ACVR Diplomate, Resident & Post-Trainee Dues!

  • Pay 2019 Dues Through 123Signup. Deadline for 2019 Diplomate, Resident/Post-Trainee dues payment is January 1, 2019. Be sure to use the email address you have registered with the ACVR. Please update your address information in 123Signup since it is not synced with the ACVR website. This is required to ensure your correct address will appear on your dues receipt. Use the Contact Us email form if you have any questions.

First Ever International Day of Veterinary Imaging!

On November 8, 1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Read More...

The Dwindling Supply of Academic Radiologists
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 ARTICLE

Specialists in Short Supply

  • 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

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

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.