First Ever International Day of Veterinary Imaging!


Contributed by: Dr. Kate Alexander, m.v., MS, Dipl. ACVR.

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.

For this year, things are mostly in French as the initiative was developed by several groups of French and Québecois veterinary imaging and small animal practice associations. It is a modest event this year, basically a brief reminder of the importance of imaging in veterinary medicine and that the specialty has existed for 60 years, with a couple of visual aids.

The information is being circulated via the following media:

We thought it best to let it roll out as a bit of a pilot this year and see how things go, but it would be great for the ACVR to get on board for next year. I think that the PR Committee could become involved. Obviously, we would put it on the ACVR Website. Eventually, activities (i.e. conferences, student club activites, contests) could be organised around it.