Veterinary Radiologists (Diplomate ACVR) undergo rigorous training in three or four year residency programs, only after completing a veterinary degree and internship or year or more of practice. Radiologists are trained and tested in many areas of veterinary medicine, including extensive knowledge of disease diagnoses utilizing radiographs, ultrasound, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine. A radiologist’s training is focused, thus providing greater experience interpreting imaging examinations compared to other specialties. Additional training and extensive study of patient anatomy, pathophysiology and biomechanics are required and tested, prior to receiving board certification.
Dr. Lee Yanik, DVM, Diplomate ACVR –
Lee Yanik is the founder of Illumipet LLC, a web-based telemedicine service and has been practicing radiology on a fixed and a mobile basis throughout the Puget Sound area since 2004. Dr. Yanik is extensively trained in diagnostic radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) and enjoys working with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine.
Dr Yanik received his board certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology following completion of residency training with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. He received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University.
Dr. Yanik now calls the Pacific Northwest home and enjoys most sports including snowboarding, mountain biking, road biking, golf, wakesurfing and wakeboarding, as well as spending quality time with his wife Melissa, four high maintenance cats and their special needs mutt.
Dr. Grant Middleton, DVM, Diplomate ACVR -
Grant Middleton is a Louisiana native who has grown up around the world in countries including Indonesia, England, Nigeria, and Thailand. Dr. Middleton is trained in all imaging modalities including radiography, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, scintigraphy, and maintains a special interest in diagnostic and interventional ultrasonography.
Dr. Middleton received his board certification from the American College of Veterinary radiology after completing his residency at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He also received his veterinary degree from the LSU-SVM and completed his internship at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Middleton recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from Louisiana with his new wife Paige and their beloved pug and puggle who were all happy to escape the heat. He enjoys Cajun cooking and anything to do with the outdoors including camping, hiking, and snowboarding. Dr. Middleton is excited to get to know this part of the country and make it a new home.
Luke grew up in eastern Washington and has lived in the Seattle area for 15 years.
He went to Lake Washington Technical College for IT Support and has been working in this field since 2002. Luke and his wife Corey have two children, Quentin and Charlotte and their dog Lizzy.
Jeremy Kinn, RT(R)(CT), RDMS, LVT
Jeremy is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer as well as a licensed veterinary technician. Jeremy has over twelve years of experience in veterinary medicine with the majority of those years spent exclusively in diagnostic imaging, and has worked with Dr. Lee Yanik for six years prior to his formal education.
Jeremy graduated valedictorian of his class and trained at the University of Washington and Evergreen Medical Center. While he enjoyed working in the human medical field for four years, he loves working in the veterinary field. He has a cat named Bodhi and a Red-Footed Tortoise named Charlie.
Jason received his JD and MBA from Willamette University and his LLM from the University of Washington and has been assisting people with their tax and accounting issues for over 10 years. Jason and his wife Amy live in Federal Way with their two dogs, Nikki and Charlie.