Prof. Kees Dik

Prof. Kees Jan Dik,
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVDI
and KNMvD specialist Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

"Look and compare!"
Kees Dik, founder of modern diagnostic imaging

Prof. Kees Jan Dik, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVDI and KNMvD specialist Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, was born in Amsterdam on January 9th 1942. After high school he started his Veterinary Medicine training in Utrecht in 1960. After graduation he served for 3 years in military service. Between 1970 and 1974 Kees Dik worked in a mixed practice that owned one of the first commercial veterinary X-ray machines. There his love for radiology was born. In 1974 he decided to leave practice and start an academic career at the Department of Radiology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University.

On November 12th 1981 Kees Dik defended his PhD, carried out under the supervision of prof. A.W. Kersjes and dr. C.C. van de Watering on a thesis entitled “Radiological aspects of polyarthritis in foals”. He was appointed as professor of Veterinary Radiology on August 17th 1983. In 1992 he became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) and he was president of this college between 1996 and 1998.

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Uri Bargai

Professor, VMD, DVSc, Diplomate ECVDI



Uri Bargai was a very special person, known to people from our professional field as Uri or Professor Bargai but for many it was Uri and Ella, his beloved wife.

Most of his life, Uri lived on Kibbutz Tzora in Israel, a community settlement with cooperation in almost all aspects of life. Uri was one of the founders of his kibbutz in the year 1948 - the year of the Israeli Independence. 

During those first few years of the kibbutz it was not common to receive permission from the community for higher education (with the exception of educators needed on the kibbutz). Finally in1953 Uri had the permission and traveled to the University of Pennsylvania to study Veterinary Medicine. At the end of 1959 Uri end Ella returned to the kibbutz and Uri started his professional life as a farm animal veterinarian in the Hachaklait Company, which was the only group of veterinarians that took care of farm animals. Small animal/companion animal medicine was as undeveloped as the farm animal medicine and Uri was one of those who developed this field as well.

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Mary-Elizabeth Raw MBE BVSc MSc DVR FRCVS

Mary-Elizabeth Raw passed away peacefully following a short spell in hospital on May 7, 2017. She was born on 24th November, 1946 and was educated at the girls’ grammar school in Kidderminster. She qualified from Liverpool University in 1972 and started her career in mixed practice in Worcestershire, later working in small animal practices in Australia and Canada.

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Klaus HartungKlaus Hartung

Prof. Dr. habil., DipECVDI 1938 - 2016

Klaus Hartung passed away on the 7th of September 2016 at the age 78. The international veterinary radiology community has lost a great teacher, scientist, colleague and above all, friend.

Klaus Hartung was born on 26th of February 1938 in Oldenburg, Germany. Spending his childhood in several different parts of Germany, he studied veterinary medicine at the veterinary faculties in Berlin and Munich where he graduated in 1962. In 1963 he married the love of his life Ulrike and together they raised 4 children: Sven, Julia, Esther and Hannah. In the same year the family moved to West Berlin, and Klaus started as a lecturer and PhD candidate at the young Veterinary Faculty of the Free University of Berlin under Professor Erwin Becker.

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Dr. Martin Paul Weaver

Martin WeaverMartin Weaver was born into a veterinary family, his father, Professor David Weaver, being formerly an eminent farm animal clinician at Glasgow University Veterinary School. Having a German mother, Martin was bilingual and studied and worked in the Germany as well as in the U.K. and Ireland. His veterinary career of 26 years was almost entirely devoted to large animal imaging and surgery and he had published and lectured widely on the subject.

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