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Ryan King - DVM, DACVR

Dr. Ryan King is a veterinary diagnostic imaging specialist who focuses on radiology, ultrasound, CT and MRI for small animals. He also consults on equine and wildlife cases and works at Tufts VETS, a specialty and emergency veterinary hospital in Walpole, MA.

Dr. King grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick and completed his undergraduate degree at University of Prince Edward Island. He completed his internship at the Cummings School then a diagnostic imaging residency before joining the faculty. Because it combines his interests in working with animals and in technology, Dr.King says veterinary radiology seemed like a perfect fit.

At the Cummings School, Dr. King teaches radiology courses in the second year and in the fourth-year clinical rotations. He also mentors students at Tufts VETS for additional radiology and ultrasound training.

The great thing about radiology is the opportunity to see everyone else's interesting cases, says Dr. King,Almost every case that comes through the hospital either gets radiographs, ultrasound, CT or MRI. Dr. King says he also enjoys working with a dedicated staff, and enjoys the opportunity to discuss challenging cases with colleagues from many different disciplines.


  • Diagnostic Imaging Resident - Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine - 2003-2006
  • Small Animal Intern - Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine- 2002-2003
  • DVM - University of Prince Edward Island - 2002

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology
  1. Palladino, S., Keyerleber, M.A., King, R.G., Burgess, K.E. 2016. Utility of Computed Tomography versus Abdominal Ultrasound Examination to Identify Iliosacral Lymphadenomegaly in Dogs with Apocrine Gland Adenocarcinoma of the Anal Sac. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  2. Hammond, T.N., King, R.G., Bulmer, B.J. 2014. What is your diagnosis?. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  3. Depaula, K.M., deLaforcade, A.D., King, R.G., Hughs, H., Boudrieau, R.J. 2013. Arterial thrombosis after vehicular trauma and humeral fracture in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  4. Mooney, E.T., Rozanski, E.A., King, R.G., Sharp, C.R. 2012. Spontaneous pneumothorax in 35 cats (2001-2010). Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  5. Sutherland-Smith, J., King, R., Faissler, D., Ruthazer, R., Sato, A. 2011. MAgnetic resonance imaging apparent diffusion coefficients for histologically confirmed intracranial lesions in dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  6. Adams, C., Streeter, E.M., King, R., Rozanski, E. 2010. Cause and clinical characteristics of rib fractures in cats: 33 cases (2000-2009). Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  7. Oura, T.J., Rozanski, E.A., King, R.G., Sato, A.F. 2008. What is your diagnosis? Traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts.. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  8. Puglia, G.D., Freeman, L.M., Rush, J.E., King, R.G.P., Crawford, S.L. 2006. Use of a flow-mediated vasodilation technique to assess endothelial function in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  9. Hecht, S., Penninck, D.G., Mahony, O.M., King, R., Rand, W.M. 2006. Relationship of pancreatic duct dilation to age and clinical findings in cats. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  10. Hecht, S., King, R., Tidwell, A.S., Gorman, S.C. 2004. Ultrasound diagnosis: Intra-abdominal torsion of a non-neoplastic testicle in a cryptorchid dog. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.