About the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging®

The European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging® (ECVDI®) is an organization whose goals are to advance veterinary diagnostic imaging in Europe and increase the competence of those who practise in this field.

The college establishes guidelines for post-graduate education and experience prerequisite to becoming a specialist in veterinary diagnostic imaging, and also examines and certifies veterinarians as specialists in veterinary diagnostic imaging to serve the veterinary profession and the public in general.

Our mission includes encouraging research and other contributions to knowledge relating to diagnostic imaging, and promoting communication and dissemination of this knowledge.

Pet Owners

ECVDI® Diplomates are a vital part of the health care team that cares for all types of animals.  The interaction between you and your primary care veterinarian is enhanced by specialist interpretation of diagnostic images, helping the team provide the best possible care for your animal.

Selected ECVDI® Diplomates carry the add on title in radiation oncology. Those individuals are qualified to provide expert care in treating your pet with radiation therapy, as commonly applied in cancer treatment using specialised radiation therapy equipment.

Veterinary Professionals

Specialists in diagnostic imaging are an important part of the patient care team. ECVDI® Diplomates are on top of the rapid advancement in technology that has resulted in digital imaging and advanced cross-sectional techniques.  Diplomates are available in University and private practice to provide expert interpretation of all types of images.

In addition, the ECVDI® is promoting the establishment of the speciality of radiation therapy in Europe by means of the add on programme, which allows ECVDI® or ECVIM-CA [Oncol] Diplomates to gain this title and provide expert care to veterinary patients with cancer and other diseases responsive to radiation therapy. Diplomates that hold the additional add on quailification are available in University and speciality private practice to provide expert care across Europe.


The ECVDI® membership consists of Diplomates, Associate Members, Honorary Members, and Retired Members. There are currently 218 practicing Diplomates, 25 Associate Members, 6 Honorary Members.  There are also 109 residents active in the College.  The add on radiation oncology programme has been estabished in collaboration with the ECVIM-CA [Oncol] and currently has a total membership of 14 members (10 ECVDI® Diplomates) and 2 active trainees.  There is one committee, ELADIS, whose members are interested in furthering equine diagnostic imaging, that anyone can join.