Veerle Volckaert joins Team Ralph!
We are very excited to announce the arrival of Veerle DVM MRCVS Phd DipECVDI to our Diagnostic Imaging Service. This service is a core part of the hospital as most, if not all, of our patients will have images taken during their treatment journey. As we have steadily grown over the months, so has the need for more specialist hands (or eyes!) in the team. So without further ado let’s meet our new Diagnostic Imaging Diplomate Veerle…
Veerle graduated from Ghent University as a Master in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Inspired by the variety a role in diagnostic imaging provides, Veerle continued to work at the university completing an internship followed by a residency under the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). Veerle became an ECVDI Diplomate in 2015 and finished her PhD in nuclear medicine at Ghent University in 2016. She worked in a large multidisciplinary referral centre for four years, before joining Team Ralph. Veerle is the author and co-author of scientific publications and has participated in international conferences. She also enjoys delivering CPD and training to veterinary colleagues on ultrasound imaging.
Here at The Ralph, Veerle will be working across all of our imaging modalities (X-Ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI). As well as operating the machines, Veerle interprets the images and provides specialist guidance to our clinicians. This helps them to make a diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan for our patients. Veerle enjoys the collaborative nature of being a Diagnostic Imager; “I enjoy the variation in my role. I see patients with all sorts of conditions, and get to work with colleagues from all of our services – this is what makes it so interesting”.
Outside of work Veerle enjoys travelling and exploring new places and of course some good (Belgian!) chocolate.
We are delighted to have Veerle onboard The Ralph bus, as we continue along our journey to deliver an excellent and compassionate service.
Stay tuned for more exciting news and stories from inside the hospital.