I began the business that would eventually become Pixel Veterinary Imaging in 2008. At the time, I was a radiology resident at UC Davis and was asked to read radiographic cases by several of my veterinary school classmates who had purchased their own practices. At the end of my residency my wife and I, pregnant with our first child, decided to move back to Texas to be closer to family. Over the next several years my teleradiology business remained a hobby, as I first took a job as a teleradiologist with IDEXX, and then trudged through my days performing full-time mobile ultrasound exams. However, I found that the cases I received from my own teleradiology clients were often the most interesting cases, and the relationships I developed with client veterinarians were deep and meaningful, based on mutual trust and respect. By 2015, Pixel Veterinary Imaging had been formally organized and had grown significantly. With a loyal cadre of clients to work with, I finally made the jump and committed myself to my own business full-time.
I will tell you this upfront: I believe in Pixel Veterinary Imaging and so do our clients. With all the teleradiology services for veterinarians out there, it can get pretty confusing. But there are several things that really make Pixel Veterinary Imaging stand out. Pixel provides a unique combination of loyal and trusting relationships, timely service, detailed and accurate reports, and cost-effectiveness. Because teleradiology is our full-time job, we care greatly about each and every client, no matter how big or small. Clients can get consistent reads from the same radiologists that they know over and over again. This truly is a boutique service, but without boutique prices. If you are already a Pixel client, I hope you check out the ‘Continuing Education’ section of the website for imaging webinars and lectures designed specifically for you. Many of these lectures were requested specifically by, and subsequently designed for, Pixel clients. If you’re not a Pixel client yet, I encourage you to give us a shot. I think you’ll really like the service!
Dr. Matt Cannon
Dr. Cannon was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of California at Davis and was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society. He was selected for a rotating small animal internship at The Ohio State University before returning to UC Davis for radiology residency. He completed the American College of Veterinary Radiology board examination in 2009, prior to completing his residency. Dr. Cannon has extensive experience in all fields of imaging with special interests in advanced neurologic and orbital imaging, abdominal ultrasonography, thoracic CT, and musculoskeletal imaging. He has conducted research involving the CT and MRI characteristics of zygomatic gland disease, imaging characteristics of fungal disease in dogs and cats, quantitative and qualitative CT imaging of canine airways, MRI of medial compartment shoulder disease in dogs, and ultrasonography of the iliopsoas muscle in dogs. He has authored and co-authored multiple articles which have been published in Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is also a reviewer for Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound and Veterinary Ophthalmology.
Dr. Cannon lives in Austin, Texas and enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and kayaking in his spare time. He is married to a veterinary ophthalmologist, and in addition to a beautiful daughter and handsome son they also have two children of the animal variety: a sweet shaggy white mutt, and a somewhat antisocial orphan kitten. Free weekends are often spent feeding the deer with his wife and children on the family ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country or watching a variety of college sports.
Dr. Sarah Jones
Dr. Jones was born in the UK and grew up just outside of London. She was awarded her first degree, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science (with honors) from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. She stayed at the same institute for her veterinary training, graduating from the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine program in 2011 to become a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Following a rotating equine internship and a Clinical Training Scholarship investigating functional electrical stimulation as a treatment for equine laryngeal neuropathy, she moved across the pond to embark upon a Diagnostic Imaging Internship in the West Indies. Despite the strong pull of the ocean and island life, she continued on to the USA for a Radiology residency at Texas A&M University, which she completed in July 2017.
Dr. Jones recently moved to Austin with her Texan boyfriend, globe-trotting four-legged children (two partially well-mannered but very cute English working Cocker Spaniels) and four-legged step child (Wirehaired Pointing Griffon). Her childhood ponies remain in happy retirement in the UK under her family’s watchful eye. Elusive free time is spent going to the gym, practicing yoga, investigating new places to eat and visit around Austin, and traveling.
Dr. Michelle Acierno
Dr. Acierno was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for both her undergraduate and veterinary studies, obtaining her BA in Biology and VMD degree respectively, and graduating Summa Cum Laude each time. She was also inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society during veterinary school. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Minnesota followed by a diagnostic imaging specialty internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. She extended her time down South to complete her diagnostic imaging residency at Texas A&M University in 2019, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology that same year.
Dr. Acierno lives with her partner, Patrick, who works in the tech industry. In her free time she enjoys discovering new restaurants, creative cupcake decorating, outdoor activities, and exploring the local area.