Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

This is a three year six month combined Residency and Masters in Veterinary Science programme that satisfies the requirements for certification by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI).



The programme will prepare you for the certifying examination in the speciality of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging as well as providing an introduction to clinical research by completion of a Masters in Veterinary Science. The position will concentrate on small animal diagnostic imaging (dogs and cats) , but the Resident will be given sufficient opportunity to gain experience in equine and large animal imaging to fulfil the requirements for the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging diploma. You will undertake weeknight and weekend diagnostic imaging duties on a shared rota. You will also be closely involved in the teaching and assessment of veterinary students and veterinary nurses during clinical rotations. 

You will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of small animal diagnostic imaging including radiography, ultrasound, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine. This will mainly be through working within the clinics, acquiring and reporting imaging procedures, supported by the senior radiology team. Time will also be allocated for clinical rounds, book/journal clubs and for clinical research projects. Attendance at a taught medical physics course and relevant imaging meetings (EAVDI etc.) will be facilitated.

A recent introduction to the Residency training program is the incorporation of a taught Masters in Veterinary Science. The Masters program will allow the resident to achieve a recognized Masters qualification in addition to being able to complete credentials to enable the candidate to take the European Diploma qualification. The taught Masters will include work place based assessments and specific training in project design, statistics, paper writing, journal critique and clinical teaching.

Selection criteria for the Residency / Masters in Small Animal Veterinary Surgery 

Along with the attributes and qualifications required for all Residents applicants it is also desirable if you can demonstrate:

  • Evidence of attendance at Veterinary diagnostic imaging / CPD / courses
  • Motivation for self-development of clinical skills in diagnostic imaging
  • Previous practical experience with small animal diagnostic imaging in a first opinion or referral centre (minimum 2 years in practice or a 1 year internship)

Further information

If you have any specific queries about the program, please contact Dr Kate Bradley
For general information about the program see FAQs, email or see: Residencies 

How to apply

Adverts for these training positions will go out on and on the subject specific College website between August – October, with a closing date in November and interviews in January.

Applications for residencies at the Bristol Vet School need to be submitted via Hobsons. For details see How To Apply.

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