Dr. Jeryl Jones, DVM, a veterinary radiologist and professor, is dedicated to helping West Virginia University students and West Virginia veterinarians learn more about cutting-edge animal imaging technology. She’s moved even closer to the forefront of that field with her recent appointment as editor-in-chief of Veterinary Radiation & Ultrasound, the journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Jones, a faculty member in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences of WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, describes herself as “honored and humbled” by the appointment.
“Veterinary radiologists are increasingly using cutting-edge technology to improve our understanding of animal diseases and improve our ability to detect and treat animal diseases less invasively,” Jones said. “As these new methods become more established, they also become more available and affordable for private-practice veterinarians and the animal owners they serve.”
Since joining the WVU faculty at the beginning of 2011, Jones developed a new course in animal imaging which is being conducted this semester.
“Serving as editor-in-chief for VRUS will help me stay current in my field,” Jones explained. “I plan to incorporate published new discoveries into my teaching whenever the opportunity presents itself.”
Jones earned her DVM from the University of Georgia in 1982 and completed a veterinary radiology residency and Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences at Auburn University in 1995. She became a Diplomate of the ACVR in 1992 and served as a faculty member at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine from 1995-2010.
Her research interests include studying the causes of and treatments for lower back pain in working dogs. She works closely with the Davis-Michael Scholars Program which offers WVU students innovative and challenging undergraduate preparation for veterinary education.
“Dr. Jones’s recent move to WVU has strengthened the academic offerings in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences,” said Robert Dailey, professor of reproductive physiology and director of the Davis-Michael Scholars Program. “Her veterinary radiology expertise has allowed her to establish a consulting service for interpretation of veterinary radiographs, and she has incorporated both graduate and undergraduate students into her research program.”
The mission of the ACVR is to enhance and promote the highest quality of service in diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology, to optimize veterinary patient care, and to advance the science of veterinary radiology through research and education. Today the ACVR has 438 board-certified veterinary radiologists and radiation oncologists serving veterinary professionals, pet owners and their animals, and is the world’s leading authority in veterinary diagnostic imaging.
The organization’s journal, Veterinary Radiation & Ultrasound, has an international reach, also serving as the official journal of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, and the International Veterinary Radiology Association.
CONTACT: David Welsh, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
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