aboutWe are a cohesive teaching team comprised of Veterinary Specialists, DVM’s, Veterinary Technicians, and Sonographers, who have been teaching together for up to 18 years, and have a passion for what we do.

We provide a comprehensive learning experience through both didactic and hands-on application, to help you become a confident, proficient scanner. This knowledge base helps you to recognize when you can keep a case in-house, or when you should refer out to a specialist.

We Believe …

  • in providing high quality education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
  • in constantly evolving and growing, in order to provide training to fit the changing needs of the veterinary community.
  • in treating you like family, to insure a comfortable learning environment, where each student’s education needs are equally addressed.
  • in You, and will give you our Best, to insure you reach your education goals.

We invite you to join us for a quality education experience.

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OUR STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS

Joyce Holt, BS, RDCS
Managing Director

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Formerly with Sound Technologies from 2000-2016, and Director of Education since 2005. Joyce has a BS in Animal Production from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, and an Associates degree in Allied Health (Cardiac Ultrasound) from El Centro College, Dallas, TX. Joyce has 18 years of animal ultrasound experience in applications, teaching, and organizing and running ultrasound seminars.  She was also the founder, and driving force, along with her fellow instructors, to start the first Veterinary Technician Imaging Program in 2007.  She  started a dog and cat adoption program (Sound Hounds), which had placed over 840 animals in the ten years she was in charge of it.  Joyce has a strong commitment to the veterinary community to offer the best education experience possible, and has a strong belief in giving back, to the animal world.

 

Anna Procious, BS, RDCS

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Anna graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a degree in Exercise Science then went on to become a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in 1998. She has been in the veterinary ultrasound field since 2001. She began as a mobile veterinary sonographer in the Dallas and Ft. Worth areas performing Abdominal, Cardiac and Specialty ultrasound exams on primarily small animals, but also exotics, including The Great Ape Project. In addition to mobile sonography, she has a passion to teach ultrasound to those willing to learn. She has accumulated over 18 years of veterinary ultrasound teaching experience. She enjoys group teaching as well as one on one personalized instruction.

 

Martha Larson, MS, DVM, DACVR
Instructor
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Dr. Martha Moon Larson
Professor, Radiology
Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Va Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061

DVM., Ohio State University, May 1981
M.S., Ohio State University, February 1987

Specialty Certification:  American College of Veterinary Radiology 1987
Current Position/Title:  Professor and Section Chief of Radiology

Dr. Larson received her DVM degree from Ohio State University in 1981, performed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center, followed by one year of small animal medicine residency also at the Animal Medical Center. A radiology residency and Masters program was completed at Ohio State University in 1986.  Dr. Larson has been on faculty as a radiologist at the Va-Md College of Veterinary Medicine since 1986.  Her primary interest is in the area of imaging of hepatobiliary and pulmonary disease.  She has authored or co-authored over 60 refereed papers, and given presentations at several hundred local, state, national, and international meetings. 

 

Robert Cole, DVM, DACVR
Instructor
Education:    BS-Auburn University- 1995
DVM – Auburn University 1998
Radiology Residency – University of Tennessee – 2002-2005

Board Certification: American College of Veterinary Radiology – 2005
Current position:    Assistant Professor

 

Diagnostic Radiology Experiance:
Clinical Assistant Professor  Texas A&M- 2005-2007
Imaging Director – Animal Imaging- 2005-2012
Assistant Professor- Auburn University-2012-current

 

James P. Scott, DVM

Education
1973 –1976      Central Michigan University       Mt Pleasant, MI

  • major in Biology
  • minor in Chemistry

1976 – 1981       Michigan State University     East Lansing, MI

  • BS degree      Veterinary Science.  Major in Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine

Professional Experience:
2000– Present           Ferris State University                         Big Rapids, MI

Tenured Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

  • 1981- present               Riversbend Animal Hospital               Big Rapids, MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Specializing in canine, feline, reptile and avian internal medicine and surgery
  • Other clinic duties include; management of employees, ordering and maintenance of supplies and equipment, public relations and client education 
  • 2004 – Present         Ferris State University           Big Rapids, MI
  • Ferris State University Animal Care Facility Attending Veterinarian
  •  2010 – Present            CHK Research                  Stanwood, MI
  • CHK Research Animal Care Facility Attending Veterinarian

 

Beth Biscoe, DVM, MS, DACVR

Dr. Biscoe received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and a Master of Science degree (Veterinary Sciences) from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She did her diagnostic imaging residence at Washington State University from July 2011 to July 2014 and obtained diplomate status in September 2014. Prior to her radiology residency, she completed fellowship training with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb at the University of California, Davis in large animal ultrasound. Dr. Biscoe grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia and likes to spend her spare time horseback riding, cooking and hiking with her dogs and husband, Kyle.

 

Dana Neelis, DVM, MS, DACVR

Dr. Neelis received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2006. After completing her radiology residency at Washington State University in 2011, she took a position as assistant professor at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She performed an equine ultrasound and cardiology fellowship with Dr. Virginia Reef at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, prior to her radiology training. Dr. Neelis enjoys imaging all species and has extensive experience with the equine.

 

Rita Echandi, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Echandi received her DVM from Ohio State University in 2003. After completing her radiology residency in 2007 from the University of Tennessee, she then accepted an assistant professor position in the radiology department at the Ohio State University. Dr. Echandi joined Animal Imaging team in 2009 where she performs small animal diagnostics procedures including abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiography.

 

Kathy Spaulding, DVM, DACVR

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Dr. Spaulding spent her formative years on a dairy and grain farm in southern Indiana. She received her Veterinary degree at Purdue University. She was an associate veterinarian for 3 years in a mixed practice in Lexington, Kentucky, followed by 1.5 years in Kingsport Tennessee. She then completed a three year radiology residency at the University of Tennessee and became a diplomate in the ACVR.  She spent 2 years as a radiologist at Michigan State University as a faculty member. This was followed by 20 years as a faculty member at North Carolina State University as a radiologist with primary responsibilities in developing an ultrasound program. She joined the radiology team at Texas A&M University as a faculty member in 2006. Her special area of interest is in abdominal ultrasound in small animals with a special area of interest in vascular ultrasound. She has miniature donkeys and enjoys gardening and learning to drive her donkey in a cart.

 

June Boon, MS
Instructor

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Clinical Instructor 
Echocardiographer
Colorado State University
June has worked in the field of veterinary echocardiography for over three decades. She is the author of Veterinary Echocardiography, the reference book used by cardiologists, cardiology residents and the general practitioner.  She has also authored and co-authored several dozen peer reviewed articles pertaining to veterinary echocardiography and cardiology.  She teaches the technique, principles and interpretation of echocardiography all over the world.

Sonya Gale Gordon, BSc, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (Cardiology) January 2017
Instructor
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Dr. Sonya Gordon is board certified in cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is currently an Associate Professor at Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science where she is part of a busy progressive cardiology program. She is routinely an invited speaker at local, national and international veterinary meetings. Although she considers herself a clinician and teacher first her research interests include; canine chronic valve disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, imaging, interventional procedures and clinical trials. She has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters and recently co-authored a practical small animal clinical cardiology book entitled The ABCDs of Small Animal Cardiology. She considers her home College Station TX where she shares her life with her husband, 4 dogs and 2 cats.

 

Matthew Miller, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Cardiology
Instructor
Dr. Miller received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1984 and his Masters of Science degree from the same university in 1993. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship  at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group from 1984-1985 and a cardiology residency at the Ohio State University from 1985-1988. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 1988. He is currently a Senior Professor of Cardiology in The Department of Small Animal Veterinary Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. He is a Charter Fellow of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute of Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices. He is the director of the Cardiology Service at VETMED consultants in Phoenix Arizona.