Andrew Parry

MA VetMB CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS

Head of Diagnostic Imaging

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Andrew graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1999. After several years in mixed and small animal practice he completed the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2005 and started a residency at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2007. He successfully completed the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) diploma examinations in 2010, becoming a European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging the same year, and becoming an RCVS Recognised Specialist in 2012. He worked as a clinical radiologist at Willows Referral Service until 2014, and, after a brief period in academia at the RVC, returned to Willows Referral Service as a senior radiologist in 2015, becoming head of the imaging service in 2016.

He is the president of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, the organisation that maintains and sets standards for specialisation in veterinary diagnostic imaging in Europe. He is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed publications and regularly speaks at national and international meetings. Andrew was chairman of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (British and Irish Division) from 2012 to 2014.

Andrew’s research interests include, amongst other things, computed tomography angiography and in particular, morphology of portosystemic shunts. He has numerous publications in the field of diagnostic imaging in peer-reviewed journals, and is the author of several book chapters within the field.

Andrew feels very privileged to work at Willows Referral Service with a group of very talented and highly motivated specialists in multiple disciplines, as well as first opinion veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff. He actively pursues continuing professional development interests and is active in all fields of veterinary diagnostic imaging, from radiology through to advanced cross sectional imaging techniques.
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Andrew Tanner

BSc(Hons)

Radiographer

Andrew trained as a radiographer at King's College Hospital, graduating in Diagnostic Radiography from King's College London in 1997. He then spent the next nine years working as a radiographer in Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London.

During this time Andrew gained experience in a wide range of imaging modalities and techniques, reaching Senior 1 grade before changing disciplines and moving into veterinary imaging in 2006 as a radiographer with the Royal Veterinary College.

Since joining Willows in 2009, Andrew has been enjoying the various opportunities presented by a newly commissioned imaging department with such first class facilities. He has a particular interest in the CT and MRI services and their application in the diagnostic imaging of domestic pets.
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Elizabeth Baines

MA VetMB DVR DipECVDI FHEA MRCVS

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Lizza qualified from Cambridge in 1990. She developed an interest in radiology whilst in small animal practice in the West Midlands and Manchester and gained the RCVS Certificate in Radiology in 1995. In 1998 she began a residency in Diagnostic Imaging, gaining the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Radiology in 2000 and becoming a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2001. On completion of her residency in 2001, Elizabeth was appointed as Clinical Radiologist at Cambridge, where she remained for a further 3 years. In 2004, she moved to the Royal Veterinary College as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging until joining Willows in September 2011.

Lizza has been an examiner for the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging for several years and is currently an examiner for the Diagnostic Imaging modules of the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. She is a scrutineer on the BVA/KC canine hip and elbow dysplasia health schemes and works as a consultant for Idexx.

Lizza has a number of imaging publications in scientific journals and is a contributor to the BSAVA Manuals of Canine and Feline Thoracic Imaging, Canine and Feline Abdominal Imaging and Canine and Feline Cardiorespiratory Medicine (second edition) and the BSAVA Foundation Manual of Radiography and Radiology.

Lizza is delighted to work in the specialist imaging team at Willows, providing the best possible service to both the primary care clinicians and the multi-disciplinary specialist team. Her particular interests are in anatomy and imaging in oncology.

When not at work, Lizza enjoys singing, ice-skating and looking after her two daughters and three cats.
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Sally Griffin

BVSc CertAVP DipECVDI MRCVS

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Sally graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Liverpool in 2007. She then spent an enjoyable four years at a small animal practice in the West Midlands, during which time she developed a keen interest in the use of ultrasound. This led to an enthusiasm for diagnostic imaging generally and, as a result, Sally then undertook a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with an emphasis on imaging. In 2011, Sally began a residency in veterinary diagnostic imaging at the University of Bristol, which she completed in 2014. During this time, she published several papers and successfully passed both the Certificate and the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, attaining European Specialist status in 2014.

Sally enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging but is particularly interested in the cross-sectional imaging modalities of CT and MRI. She feels very privileged to be part of a team of like-minded individuals, offering a service at the very highest level.
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Luis Mesquita

DVM DipECVDI MRCVS

European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Luis graduated in 2008 from the University of Porto in Portugal. He worked as general practitioner in Braga (Portugal) where he developed an interest in diagnostic imaging.

In 2010 Luis was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci scholarship from the University of Porto, which allowed him to move to the UK and undertake an internship in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Luis stayed at the University of Liverpool and undertook a Residency in Diagnostic Imaging from 2011-2016. During his residency, he developed a special interest in use of computed tomography for assessment of respiratory diseases. Having completed his residency in 2016, Luis was promoted to the position of Lecturer in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Liverpool. Luis joined the diagnostic imaging team at Willows in February 2017 and successfully passed the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, attaining European Specialist status in 2018.

Outside of work, Luis loves playing sport and traveling, and he is a big football fan.
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Ines Carrera

DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI MRCVS

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Ines graduated in 2001 from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). After a few years working in small animal private practice in Spain, she moved to Scotland to undertake a Master degree in Radiology at the University of Glasgow. She felt very passionate about Diagnostic Imaging, and after finishing her Masters she started a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Glasgow. She passed the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2010.

She has worked in several Universities (Illinois (USA), Sidney (Australia) and Zurich (Switzerland) for a total of seven years. During this period in Academia she has been fortunate enough to earn large teaching experience (with undergraduates and postgraduate students), has done extensive research (mainly focussed on Neuroimaging) and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. She undertook a PhD degree in MR spectroscopy of the brain in dogs from the University of Bern-Zurich.

Ines is very happy and honoured to be part of such a great diagnostic imaging team at Willows.
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Amy Ferreira

BVSc DipECVDI MRCVS

European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Amy studied at and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2013 as a Veterinary Surgeon. After a short stint in first opinion practice, she developed a strong interest in Diagnostic Imaging. Amy completed a general rotating internship and worked in the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Department of the University of Pretoria. In 2016 she moved to England and began a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Liverpool.

After completing her residency in 2019, Amy worked for a short time in a private practice before joining the Diagnostic Imaging team at Willows in November 2019. Amy successfully passed the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in January 2020 and enjoys all aspects of Diagnostic Imaging.

When not at work, Amy loves spending time outdoors walking her dog and travelling around the country.
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Philippa Weston

BVSc MRCVS

ECVDI Resident in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging

Philippa graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015. She then worked in a first opinion practice in Surrey before undertaking a small animal rotating internship in a busy referral centre near Bournemouth.

Following this, Philippa returned to the University of Liverpool to complete a specialist internship in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging. She then worked in the ultrasound department of a referral centre near Chester, prior to joining Willows to undertake a residency in Diagnostic Imaging.

Philippa is currently working towards a European diploma in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging. Philippa enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging and is actively involved in several research projects, including ultrasound of gastrointestinal disease.

When not at work, Philippa enjoys running, walking, and travelling.
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