Animal Imaging is owned by a group of 50 North Texas small animal and equine practitioners who saw the need for advanced imaging in a central location. We strive to be an imaging extension of your practice. Along with our state-of-the-art advanced imaging equipment, we offer teleradiology services that go above and beyond others. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your case, our board certified radiologists are only a phone call away.
Easy Case Submissions and Timely Reporting
Animal Imaging utilizes the simple to use DVM Insight platform for image transfer and reporting. Images can easily be uploaded to your DVM Insight account where you can then request a report from our radiologists and provide them with a brief history and signalment for your case. Once complete, the report will be faxed or emailed (your preference) to you. Accessing previous case submissions is easy. Once your practice is set up with DVM Insight, you can easily access images previously submitted to our team of radiologists as well as the reports generated from those case submissions by just logging into your DVM Insight account. Set up with DVM Insight is simple, quick and best of all…is at no cost to you. Simply call one of our Animal Imaging team members to find out more.
Regular telemedicine hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Reports are generated in 24 hours or less on all submissions during regular telemedicine hours. Cases submitted outside of our regular telemedicine hours will be read the next business day. Because you may have an emergency beyond our regular telemedicine hours, STAT cases submitted outside of regular telemedicine hours will be sent to the DVM Insight group of radiologists and will incur a higher fee. Please call our office to inquire about after hour STAT submission fees. To allow our radiologists time with their families, cases submitted on the following holidays will not be read until the following business day – New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after and Christmas Day.
Animal Imaging offers excellent teleradiology services at very competitive rates. Please contact our office for a current list of teleradiology fees and services. Animal Imaging will provide you with a monthly statement itemizing all of your monthly teleradiology submissions.
Companion Animal Teleradiology
Rita Echandi, DVM, DACVR serves as Animal Imaging’s small animal medical director. Beth Biscoe, DVM, MS, DACVR and Dana Neelis, DVM, MS, DACVR have extensive
experience in small animal teleradiology. Our talented team of consulting radiologists are invaluable in managing the companion animal case load at Animal Imaging.
Animal Imaging is proud to have both Beth Biscoe, DVM, MS, DACVR and Dana Neelis, DVM, MS, DACVR on our team of in-house radiologists. Both have extensive experience and interest in the equine prior to their radiology training. Myra Barrett, DVM, MS, DACVR and Kurt Selberg, MS, DVM, MS, DACVR of Inside Information Radiology also have extensive experience and knowledge of the equine and work with Animal Imaging as consulting radiologists. Together, this team of board certified radiologists are invaluable in their knowledge of the equine and equine radiology.
Please call us to inquire about how we can assist you with your various equine radiology needs, such as radiographic interpretations, prepurchase radiographic interpretations and other cross-sectional imaging studies. We strive to help equine practitioners solve problems.
Meet our team of board certified radiologists…
Animal Imaging’s team of in-house radiologists:
Rita Echandi, DVM, DACVR received her DVM from Ohio State University in 2003. After completing her radiology residency in 2007 from the University of Tennessee, she then accepted an assistant professor position in the radiology department of Ohio State University. Dr. Echandi joined the Animal Imaging team in 2009. She is available to perform small animal diagnostic imaging procedures at Animal imaging and serves as our Radiation Safety Officer and small animal medical director.
Dana A. Neelis, DVM, MS, DACVR received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2006. After completing her radiology residency at Washington State University in 2011, she took a position as assistant professor at Virginia at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She performed an equine ultrasound and cardiology fellowship with Dr. Virginia Reef at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, prior to her radiology training. Dr. Neelis enjoys imaging all species and has extensive experience with the equine.
Beth Biscoe, DVM, MS, DACVR received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and a Master of Science degree (Veterinary Sciences) from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She did her diagnostic imaging residence at Washington State University from July 2011 from July 2014 and obtained diplomate status in September 2014. Prior to her radiology residency, she completed fellowship training at the University of California, Davis with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb in large animal ultrasound. Dr. Biscoe grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia and likes to spend her
free time horseback riding, cooking and hiking with her dogs and husband, Kyle.
Animal Imaging’s consulting radiologists:
Myra Barrett, DVM MS, DACVR earned her DVM from Colorado State University. After graduating, she completed a year long internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Dr. Barrett underwent a non-conforming radiology residency in order to particularly focus on equine diagnostic imaging. The residence was based at Colorado State University, but included training with multiple equine imaging experts in the US and internationally. At the same time, Dr. Barrett obtained a masters degree through the Orthopedic Research Center at CSU. After achieving diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Radiology, she stayed on at CSU as a special appointment faculty and later accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor of radiology. Dr. Barrett is the head of the equine diagnostic imaging service at CSU, which includes all modalities of clinical diagnostic imaging of horses, as well as training of diagnostic imaging residents, equine diagnostic imaging interns and fellows and equine sports medicine residents. Dr. Barrett is also involved with canine sports medicine service to offer musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI examinations of canine sports medicine patients. Dr. Barrett’s primary research and clinical interests are equine musculoskeletal imaging and comparative imaging, and she works closely with the equine surgery and sports medicine services. She has spoken at multiple large national meetings and is regularly involved in continuing education courses, including courses that draw an international audience. Dr. Barrett is dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of equine diagnostic imaging and is currently the president of the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society, a subgroup of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, skiing, riding horses and spending time with daughters Siena and Sydney and her husband, Dave.
Lisa G. Britt, DVM, MS, DACVR received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 1994. She completed a rotating large animal internship at the Ontario Veterinary College the following year. After internal debate during her internship, diagnostic imaging won out over equine medicine and Lisa entered a radiology residency and Masters of Science program at Washington State University (WSU) in the fall of 1995. Upon completion of her training at WSU, she worked at the Animal Radiology Clinic in Dallas, Texas while her husband finished his PhD. Lisa and her husband joined the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine faculty in 2001 and she became an American College of Veterinary Radiology diplomate in 2002. She remained in academia at MU for 14 years before leaving to join the more flexible field of teleradiology. She is a busy mother of two active your children, Benjamin (7th grade) and Jennifer (5th grade). Any spare time she has is spent upon enjoying her many animals (sheep, horses, dogs and cats) at home on Second Chance Farm or volunteering as an ambassador for Midwest Transplant Network.
Sophie Dennison-Gibby, BVM&S, DACVR attended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated as a veterinarian in 2000. In the following few years, she experienced many branches of veterinary medicine and surgery with positions that provided exposure to small animal, exotic pets, farm animal, emergency medicine, equine and wildlife medicine. Dr. DennisonGibby undertook an internship and residency in marine mammal medicine and pathology through UC Davis at The Marine Mammal Center in California before embarking on the ACVR-accredited residency in radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) in 2009 and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Recognized Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging in 2011. After completing her residency and becoming a DACVR, Dr. Dennison-Gibby worked in mobile imaging and specialty hospital settings. While these were rewarding, she realized that the best way for her to reach and help as many different veterinarians and patients as possible, as well as continue her work with colleagues in conservations medicine, was through teleradiology. In addition to providing teleradiology services, Dr. Dennison-Gibby is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and RACE certified CE provider. Through the adjunct professorship, she is involved with pre-examination training and mentorship of the senior radiology residents. By providing online and in-person continuing education, Dr. Dennison-Gibby is able to help general practitioners develop and polish their own radiology skill sets.
Debra S. Gibbons, DVM, MS, DACVR received her DVM from Colorado State University in 1996 and completed her residency in veterinary radiology in 2008 from Colorado State University. She has a wealth of diverse professional experience having worked previously with Arizona Veterinary Specialists in Gilbert, Arizona as well as owning and operating a mobile veterinary imaging service in both Arizona and Texas. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Gibbons was an associate professor in radiology at Colorado State University. She has an extensive list of presentations that she has been asked to present worldwide and has published extensively.
Jay Griffin, DVM, DACVR received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 2004. He completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Tennessee in 2005 and worked for two years as an emergency veterinarian. After completing his radiology residency in 2010 at Texas A&M University, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor, where he continues to serve. Dr. Griffin joined the Animal Imaging team in 2017 and has broad experience in both small and large animal diagnostic imaging and is particularly interested in MR imaging of the nervous system and equine distal limb. He loves teaching veterinary students and radiology residents.
Andrew Jones, DVM, DACVR graduated and received his DVM from UC Davis Veterinary medical school and spent the next five years practicing high quality veterinary medicine at a well respected small animal practice in the South San Francisco Bay area. This experience inspired him to seek a specialty medicine career. During a four year residency in radiology and diagnostic imaging at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, he reinforced his passion for imaging and learned how to most effectively help doctors create appropriate treatment plans based on imaging and clinical findings. Having private practice experience prior to his extensive specialty training helped Dr. Jones to develop a very practical understanding of real world cases.
Linda Lang, DVM, MS, DACVR
Bio coming soon.
Jeffrey Ruth, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVR
Bio coming soon.
Layla Shaikh, VMD, DACVR graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, after receiving her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 2003. She worked as an emergency/critical care veterinarian in several multispecialty hospitals in Pennsylvania and California until moving to the University of Georgia, finishing her residency in diagnostic imaging and radiology in 2015. Dr. Shaikh’s research at UGA focused on magnetic resonance imaging, including novel sequence techniques, spinal imaging and imaging of the distal equine limb. She has presented at the annual scientific meeting on the American College of Veterinary Radiology, receiving an Outstanding Resident Award for her contributions, and is published in various journals including Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
David Szabo, DVM, DACVR received his DVM from Cornell University in 2008. Following graduation from veterinary school, he lived in Europe for two years while doing research in Switzerland and a rotating internship in England before returning to the United States and completing a second rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He then completed a radiology residency at Tufts University and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2015. Dr. Szabo currently resides in Los Angeles and works in a private referral practice. He lives with his wife and young son. In his free time, Dr. Szabo enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and getting to explore his new home on the west coast. He has been consulting for Animal Imaging since late 2016.