jm88

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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone can provide input on diagnostic radiology in the veterinary world. Is it as isolated from the patient as it is in human medicine? In other words, do they almost exclusively interpret radiographs and simply instruct the primary care veterinarian on the diagnosis without interacting with the patient? Are they on call?

Also, what is the salary of this specialty in the US and Canada like?

Thanks
 
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CalliopeDVM

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Hello,

Is it as isolated from the patient as it is in human medicine? In other words, do they almost exclusively interpret radiographs and simply instruct the primary care veterinarian on the diagnosis without interacting with the patient? Are they on call?

Thanks
Yes, specialists are generally not involved with the clients. There are exceptions, of course, like some of those who do ultrasounds in clinics, in addition to simply interpreting them. On call? Not usually, but there will be some who do provide U/S and interpretation services for overnight care (for emergency hospitals).....but some of those may be regular overnight hours (for example, PetRays offers 24/7 consultations for radiographs).