Kirberger, Cassel & Associates  

South African & Worldwide Teleradiology Services  

Practice Login  

Radio logists

What is a veterinary radiologist?

The radiologist is a veterinarian who has undergone extensive clinical training (usually 3-4 years) in a university hospital environment as a clinical assistant or resident under guidance of experienced academic radiologists. This training covers all species, including exotic and bird species, and all aspects of diagnostic imaging. This includes radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and nuclear medicine. On completion of the qualifying examinations the radiologist is registered as a specialist with the South African Veterinary Council and may also become a board certified diplomat in other countries and as such may also practice in those countries. Add value to your practice by making use of our experienced radiologists who collectively have more than 30 years imaging experience

Robert Kirberger

Robert M Kirberger

BVSc DVSc MMedVet(Rad) DipECVDI Dip Tertiary Teaching. South African Veterinary Council and European certified specialist radiologist. Founder and head radiologist of Vet Imaging Specialists with a particular special interest in small animal radiology, ultrasound and CT.

Robert Kirberger obtained his BVSc degree in 1971 and then spent 16 years in private practice, mainly in the highveld regions of Mapumalanga. In 1987 he returned to his alma mater and obtained his specialist radiology degree in 1991. In 1995 Robert was awarded diplomat status in the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. In 2013 he was awarded a DVSc degree for his work on the Diagnostic Imaging aspects of Spirocerca lupi. Robert has been an academic stalwart in South Africa and still works at the Veterinary Faculty at Onderstepoort having been there more than 25 years teaching and doing research in Diagnostic Imaging. Much of Robert's knowledge is gained from research he has done personally on everyday imaging problems and he has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. He is also a co-author of Handbook of Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasound: Techniques and Differential Diagnoses. (2nd Ed Elsevier 2010) and is currently the senior editor of the 2nd edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Imaging which will be published in mid-2016. Robert is a regular speaker at national and international congresses and is the recipient of the SAVA clinical, research and President's awards as well as being recognised as an exceptional academic achiever by the University of Pretoria in 2007. He has also been a National Research Foundation rated researcher for many years and has been a Faculty researcher of the year. Robert is currently the president of the International Veterinary Radiology Association.

Nicky Cassel

Nicky Cassel

BSc BVSc MMedVet(Diag Im) DipECVDI. South African Veterinary Council and European certified specialist radiologist. Radiologist of Vet Imaging Specialists with special interest in advanced imaging.

Nicky Cassel obtained her BVSc degree in 2003 from the University of Pretoria, after which she worked as a small animal veterinarian in Johannesburg and Hillcrest, South Africa until 2008. This included an internship in small animal surgery at a Johannesburg specialist practice. She returned to her alma mater to do her MMedVet degree in diagnostic imaging, which she obtained in April 2012. She became a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2013. During her residency she was appointed as a lecturer and later as senior lecturer in the diagnostic imaging section, lecturing both undergraduate and postgraduate students, aiming to instil a passion for the field of diagnostic imaging in her students. She was also involved in curriculum development for the undergraduate course. In July 2014 she resigned from the University to pursue a full time position as a teleradiology consultant at Vet Imaging Specialists. She enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging with special research interests in computed tomography and in particular angiographic techniques as well as nuclear medicine. Although most of her time is spent reading CT and MRI studies, she never tires of reading radiographs. In 2015 she added mobile ultrasound to the Vet Imaging Specialists portfolio, offering veterinarians in the Johannesburg and Pretoria area assistance with challenging cases in all aspect of ultrasonography. She enjoys giving CPD talks to veterinarians and future plans include additional CPD opportunities for Gauteng practitioners.

The above 2 radiologists will do the bulk of reporting with on occasion other outside specialist radiologists also doing reports

Copyright 2010 - Vet Imaging Specialists