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Dominique G. Penninck - PhD, DVM, DACVR, DECVDI

Dominique G. Penninck
Ultrasonography, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging

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  • PhD - University of Liege, Belgium - 1998
  • Radiology Residency at Davis, CA - 1985-88
  • DVM - University of Liege, Belgium - 1981

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology -1992
  • Diplomate European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging -1994
  1. DeJesus, A.A., Penninck, D.G., Webster, C.R.L. 2020. Ultrasonographic evaluation of cholecystoduodenostomy sites in six cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  2. Pavlick, M., Webster, C.R.L., Penninck, D.G. 2019. Bleeding risk and complications associated with percutaneous ultrasound-guided liver biopsy in cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  3. Webster, C.R.L., Center, S.A., Cullen, J.M., Penninck, D.G., Richter, K.P., Twedt, D.C., Watson, P.J. 2019. ACVIM consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  4. Mariano, A.D., Penninck, D.G., Sutherland-Smith, J., Kudej, R.K. 2018. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the canine urinary bladder following cystotomy for treatment of urolithiasis. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  5. Daure, E., Jania, R., Jennings, S., d’Anjou, M.-A., Penninck, D. 2017. Ultrasonographic and clinicopathological features of pyloroduodenal adenomatous polyps in cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  6. Hobbs, J., Sutherland-Smith, J., Penninck, D., Jennings, S., Barber, L., Barton, B. 2015. Ultrasonographic features of canine gastrointestinal stromal tumors compared to other gastrointestinal spindle cell tumors. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  7. Gladwin, N.E., Penninck, D.G., Webster, C.R.L. 2014. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the thickness of the wall layers in the intestinal tract of dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  8. Tucker, S., Penninck, D.G., Keating, J.H., Webster, C.R. 2014. Clinicopathological and ultrasonographic features of cats with eosinophilic enteritis. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  9. Tracey, B., Penninck, D., Lemmerhirt, D., Polak, J. 2014. Robust adaptive beamforming for artifact suppression in gastrointestinal ultrasonography. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS.
  10. Di Donato, P., Penninck, D., Pietra, M., Cipone, M., Diana, A. 2014. Ultrasonographic measurement of the relative thickness of intestinal wall layers in clinically healthy cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  11. Penninck, D.G., Zeyen, U., Taeymans, O.N., Webster, C.R. 2013. Ultrasonographic measurement of the pancreas and pancreatic duct in clinically normal dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  12. Weissman, A., Penninck, D., Webster, C., Hecht, S., Keating, J., Craig, L.E. 2013. Ultrasonographic and clinicopathological features of feline gastrointestinal eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia in four cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  13. Taeymans, O., Penninck, D.G., Peters, R.M. 2013. Comparison between clinical, ultrasound, ct, mri, and pathology findings in dogs presented for suspected thyroid carcinoma. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  14. Felumlee, A.E., Reichle, J.K., Hecht, S., Penninck, D., Zekas, L., Dietze Yeager, A., Goggin, J.M., Lowry, J. 2012. Use of ultrasound to locate retained testes in dogs and cats. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  15. Taeymans, O., Penninck, D. 2011. Contrast enhanced sonographic assessment of feeding vessels as a discriminator between malignant vs. benign focal splenic lesions. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  16. Taeymans, O., Holt, N., Penninck, D.G., Webster, C.R. 2011. Ultrasonographic characterization of feline ileocecocolic abnormalities. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  17. Watson, A.T., Penninck, D., Knoll, J.S., Keating, J.H., Sutherland-Smith, J. 2011. Safety and correlation of test results of combined ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and needle core biopsy of the canine spleen. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  18. Mareschal, A., Penninck, D., Webster, C.R.L. 2010. Ultrasonographic assessment of long-term enterectomy sites in dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  19. Penninck, D.G., Brisson, J.O., Webster, C.R.L. 2010. Sonographic assessment of gallbladder volume in normal cats. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  20. Penninck, D.G., Webster, C.R.L., Keating, J.H. 2010. The sonographic appearance of intestinal mucosal fibrosis in cats. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.

General Research Interests

  • Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonography of the digestive system
  • Diagnostic modalities for pancreatic hepatic and gastrointestinal disorders in dogs and cats
  • Abdominal radiology
  • Interventional procedures


  • Course Director - Clinical Application of Diagnostic Ultrasonography

Research Interests by Area

Hepatic Diseases
  • Investigation of liver diseases using ultrasound. Ultrasonography; use of technology in teaching; gastrointestinal tract imaging
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Use of diagnostic imaging for spontaneous animal disease: CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy