Zoo, Exotic, Wildlife Diagnostic Imaging Society

ZEWDIS is a collective of veterinary professionals with goals to develop, promote, and advance imaging in zoo, exotic, and wildlife species through clinical medicine, research, and education.


  • Dr. Robson Giglio, President
  • Dr. Trisha Oura, Secretary

The Zoo, Exotic, Wildlife Diagnostic Imaging Society (ZEWDIS) is a collective educational resource for the promotion and advancement of zoo, exotic, wildlife imaging in veterinary medicine. Membership in the ZEWDIS is encouraged from all disciplines that have an interest in imaging of non-domestic species of all varieties. Membership in the ZEWDIS does not confer rights of ACVR membership. ACVR membership is not a requirement of ZEWDIS membership.

2019 AAZV Scientific Meeting, St. Louis, MO. September 28 – October 4, 2019

First year for diagnostic imaging topic track at the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians lead by Drs. Marina Ivančić and Eric T. Hostnik. Also representing ACVR: Dr. Maria Evola at the Avian Ultrasound wet lab and Dr. Eric T. Hostnik, at the Herpetology Ultrasound.

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Marina Ivančić presenting “Practical guidance for optimizing quality CT studies in zoological species”.

Diagnostic Imaging Track Speakers:

-“Selection, acquisition, and incorporation of a portable computed tomography (CT) unit into two zoological medical practices: Pros, Cons, and Associated Costs”. Presented by: Dr. Benjamin N. Nevitt, DVM, Dipl ACZM

-“Radiographic anatomy and barium sulfate contrast study of the gastrointestinal tract of Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)”. Presented by: Dr. Emma L. Houck, DVM

-“Spinal osteoarthritis in geriatric primates: A proposed radiological scoring system”. Presented by: Emmanuelle A. Furst, DVM

-“Ultrasound guided endoscopic transcervical endometrial biopsy in zoo species”. Presented by: Sushan Han, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

ZEWDIS Mailing List

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