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 TuftsVETS, 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.
DVM, University of Prince Edward Island , 2002
Small Animal Intern, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University- 2002-2003
Diagnostic Imaging Resident, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University- 2003-2006
American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)
Sutherland-Smith, J, King R, Faissler D, Sato A. Preliminary MRI apparent diffusion coefficient values for histologically confirmed intracranial lesions in dogs. Accepted for publication, September 2010.
Adams C, Streeter EM, King R, Rozanski E. Cause and clinical characteristics of rib fractures in cats 33 cases 2000-2009, Accepted for publication, JVECC, 2010.
King RG, Sutherland-Smith Utility of Gadolinium Based Contrast Media for Spinal MR Imaging (abstract) Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2010 Jan-Feb; 51 (1).
Mooney ET, King RG, Sharp, CR, Rozanski EA. Spontaneous pneumothorax in 19 cats (2001-2010) Submitted for publication April, 2010.
Stern L, McCarthy R, King R, Hunt K. Imaging diagnosis—discospondylitis and septic arthritis in a dog. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2007 Jul-Aug;48(4):335-7.
King RG, Tidwell AS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging FLAIR CSF artifacts in two dogs. Project in development.