Monday, March 03, 2008

The ACVR





In my travels, I have run into a few lucky folks who have discovered long-lost relatives. This has never actually happened to me, but today I did have a somewhat similar experience. In looking for something else, I stumbled across the existence of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, the ACVR. Here we have an entire parallel universe, a completely new set of radiologists that work with other species! Truly our professional cousins.

There turns out to be a lot that I didn't know about this. There are dozens of veterinary residency programs, a three year program, and there is a written and an oral board for certification. Most important of all, there is even a Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine, but one has to have a password to get into their site.

Having once performed a bone-scan on a tree kangaroo, and an upper GI on a large bird, both from our local zoo, I feel definate kinship with this new-found branch of the radiology tree. I wonder if there is any reciprocal agreement for crossing over from one to the other....

2 comments :

Matt Wright DVM DACVR said...

Don't joke. The parallels are striking.

We also have vendors selling crummy PACS systems, teleradiology companies in a race to the bottom, turf battles with internists and cardiologists, lawyers and insurance companies threatening to raise our malpractice insurance, and even a rudimentary IHE er..IVHE) movement since none of the HIS/RIS/PACS vendors can play nice in the sandbox.

You name it, we got it.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I see Matt comes here too.. That guy is everywhere. I have had the pleasure of working with Matt and was going to introduce you to his site but it seems I may be too late.

In any case Dalai.. Matt has a great site for Vet Rads and perhaps you should check it out.. www.animalinsides.com.

Just so you know, the Vets hold a convention in Chicago as well, at least they did last year to coincide with RSNA which I believe is a fantastic move so they can slip into RSNA and see what the market has to really offer.

oh well, I was just going to tell you about Matt's site but since he's already here no need.. So, I'll just say hello again and will always be your "hero of reason".