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