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Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Assistant


Under the supervision of a radiologist or senior technician, obtains digital radiologic images for interpretation by the radiologist. These images with the interpretation will provide information to the referring veterinarian that will help determine a diagnosis for their patient.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Position patients for general diagnostic digital radiographic examinations for small animals.
  • Use physical and or chemical restraints during diagnostic examinations.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and proper use of radiographic equipment in regards to collimation, MA, Time and KVP.
  • Demonstrate proper radiation safety using ALARA, proper shielding with lead attire and monitoring with film badges.
  • Produce quality images meeting the expectations set down by the Radiologist.
  • Assist the Radiologist in preforming fluoroscopic examinations such as dynamic trachea evaluations, barium studies, myleograms, cystograms and urethrograms.
  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge of radiation physics with the ability to teach Veterinary Students the basic principles.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Radiology Information System (RIS) for patient examination ordering, client charges, reporting, scheduling and patient flow through the Diagnostic Service.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) for storage of all Diagnostic Imaging Studies.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of appropriate experience or college coursework in a related field.

Licensure and Certification



Does not supervise others.

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