Radiology at CVETS

Veterinary radiology is the use of x-rays, ultrasound, and advanced imaging (CT scan and MRI) in the diagnosis and ultimate treatment of your pet. CVETS has the only two board-certified radiologists on-staff in the Columbia area. Our radiologists have completed extensive residency programs to become board-certified.

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The Radiology Department

Veterinary radiology is a combination of the skill of the radiologist and the technology available to them. CVETS has the most advanced imaging equipment available, including digital radiography, ultrasound, a 16-slice CT scanner, and a 1.5T MRI unit. Our radiologists complete in-house reviews of all diagnostic imaging, outpatient reviews of radiographs for referral hospitals, and completed outpatient ultrasound exams.

Radiology Services

Digital Radiography


CT Scan (16-slice)

MRI (1.5T)


Dr. Rudy Rivas, DACVR

Dr. Rivas was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and grew up in Barinas, a town in the southwestern part of the country. Growing up on a farm in Venezuela, he always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, majoring in Biology and Psychology. Afterward, he attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Rivas completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and then matched for a Diagnostic Imaging Residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Rivas reviews all of the X-rays and CT scans completed at CVETS and performs all of the ultrasound examinations. In addition, he reviews X-rays and performs outpatient ultrasounds for the CVETS referral community.

Dr. Christopher Olmo, DACVR

Dr. Olmo was born and raised in Miami. He obtained both a Bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. He then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Purdue University. From there, he completed a radiology residency at Colorado State University. Dr. Olmo has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Your pet is in the best of care with the CVETS Radiology team and Dr. Olmo.