Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
James Sutherland-Smith

Assistant Professor

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  • BVSc - Massey University, New Zealand - 2003
  • Diagnostic Imaging Residency - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University - 2004-2007

House Officer Training

  • ACVR Residency

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology
  1. Imaging characteristics of intrathoracic histocyte sarcoma in dogs. Tsai S, Sutherland-Smith J, Burgess K, Ruthazer R, Sato A. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (in press).
  2. Bentley R, Faissler D, Sutherland-Smith J. Successful management of a phaeohyphomycotic intracranial fungal granuloma in a dog. JAVMA (in press).
  3. Magnetic resonance imaging apparent diffusion coefficients for histologically confirmed intracranial lesions in dogs. Sutherland-Smith J, King R, Faissler D, Ruthazer R, Sato A. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 2011; 52(2):142-8.
  4. Academic radiology careers: What is academics all about? Mai W, Sutherland-Smith JVeterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 2010; 51(3):239-45.
  5. Ultrasonographic intestinal hyperechoic mucosal striations in dogs are associated with lacteal dilation. Sutherland-Smith J, Penninck DG, Keating JH, Webster CR. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 2007; 48(1):51-7.

General Research Interests

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Abdominal Ultrasound


  • Director: 4th Year Clinical Radiology

Research Interests by Area

Other Areas of Research
  • MRI and CT imaging
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Use of diagnostic imaging for spontaneous animal disease: CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy