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Dr. Sophie Dennison BVM&S, MRCVS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging



Dr. Sophie Dennison gained her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2000.  Sophie moved to the USA after several marine mammal medicine externships and 4yrs as a consultant for the British Divers' Marine Life Rescue, having simultaneously  worked in mixed practice and emergency and critical care. In 2004 she entered The Marine Mammal Center/UC Davis Internship and Residency programs in Marine Mammal Medicine and Pathology. Following this she entered an ACVR-accredited radiology residency at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Sophie became ACVR-board certified in 2009. In 2011 she was awarded an Adjunct Professorship in Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2012 became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging. 

Sophie loves all aspects of radiology but her involvement in marine mammals, and in particular in free-ranging marine mammals is her real passion. Sophie is heavily involved in research aiming to unravel the mystery of marine mammal gas kinetics and the potential implications of abnormal gas in stranded animals. She provides radiology services to many stranding networks, zoo and aquaria facilities as well as for many veterinary hospitals in the USA and internationally, and collaborates with Vet CT Specialists based in the UK.

Sophie has many publications in domestic species, avian and marine mammal radiology in multiple peer-reviewed journals. She is a coauthor of the recently published textbook "Veterinary CT".

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