Vet Imaging Partners was originally based in the Newcastle, DE area, but soon relocated to Norristown in order to better serve the Delaware Valley region. In 2011, we moved from a mobile MRI unit to an indoor, stationary scanner, and remodeled our offices to provide a pleasant waiting lounge for clients. As we grow and develop, our aim is to provide clients and their pets with a comfortable experience and the safest, best quality diagnostic procedures possible.
We use the same equipment that a hospital would for you or your child undergoing a MRI scan: a high resolution superconducting scanner, state of the art MRI compatible anesthesia and monitoring equipment, and experienced staff from the human and veterinary fields to take care of your loved one.
Our goal is to be the first step on your pet’s path back to health and happiness. We will work closely with your family- or specialty-veterinarian to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet’s ailment so he or she may receive immediate and effective treatment.
Dr. Alexia McKnight (DVM, DACVR, McKnight Insight, LLC) graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 with a strong interest in pursuing veterinary MRI.
Following veterinary school, she finished a post-doctoral fellowship in the MRI Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She completed a radiology residency at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, after which she accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Radiology until 2006.
Currently, Dr. McKnight remains dedicated to her passion of veterinary MRI, and almost exclusively offers consultation and interpretation services for pioneering practices offering equine and small animal MRI.
Dr. Travis Saveraid (DVM, DACVR, VetRadiologist, LLC) graduated from Iowa State University and received his DVM in 2000, after which he practiced as an associate veterinarian at a small animal practice in Maine until 2002.
He completed his radiology residency at Washington State University in 2005, and served as a clinical radiologist at the University of Minnesota until 2008, after which he served for one year as a clinical radiologist at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
In the meantime, he founded VetRadiologist, LLC from his home-base in Minnesota, and has attracted clients from all over the country and abroad. Despite Dr. Saveraid’s very busy day, he has always fit us into his schedule, and has provided invaluable assistance with many orthopedic and out of the ordinary cases.
Several Specialty Centers in the region have their own radiologists on staff – if you are referred by one of these practices, we will send the study images directly to them and interact with their radiologists during the procedure.
Denise Priore, RT (R)(MR)(ARRT), joined our family in 2010, and is our primary MR technologist. She received her certification in Radiology and MRI from The Albert Einstein School of Radiologic Technology and Temple University.
She comes to us with 18 years of experience in the human MRI field, and has worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Denise enjoys combining her impressive skills and experience in MRI technology with her life-long love of animals, and is a true asset to our team.
Tara Stevens, (CNA) has been a veterinary assistant and technician since 2005, having attended the Harcum College Veterinary Technician Program, and worked at University of Pennsylvania’s Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital in the Radiology and Radiation Therapy section.
She is also a CNA, providing in-house care and assistance with daily living activities through Bayada Nurses of Philadelphia. Tara will be entering the Harcum Nursing Program in 2012 to pursue a career bestowing vital care to her two-legged patients.