Our Radiology Team Leaders

Lance Rozear, DVM, DACVR
Dr. Rozear has been associated with Central Hospital since 2003, interpreting many of our radiographs and performing abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds. He is now here on a full time basis Monday through Friday. He is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Boston Road Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1999 and continued his studies with a radiology residency at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Shortly after completing his residency, he passed the ACVR board examination (2002), thus becoming a diplomate of theAmerican College of Veterinary Radiology. After serving as radiologist at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, Dr. Rozear founded Northeast Veterinary Imaging, LLC (NVI), a private veterinary radiology practice in Connecticut and online.
Joe Jasorkiowski
Joe worked for several years at veterinary hospitals in Bethany and Orange before joining Central Hospital as a trauma emergency technician in 1995. Joe serves as our lead radiology technician and safety coordinator, managing all aspects of OSHA training. In addition to his leadership roles at Central Hospital he is also the Audio-Visual Coordinator for the New Haven County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Rozear is available Monday through Friday for interpretation of all imaging studies performed on-site at Central Hospital. He is also available for consultation on digital and conventional imaging studies submitted through the mail or through Central’s Teleradiology service.

Diagnostic Imaging For Small Animals

We employ the use of digital radiology, including dental radiology. The employment of radiological tools such as X-rays allows us to see inside the body of your pet, identifying problems with parts of the body such as the lungs, heart, bones, oral cavity, and abdominal cavity. We can use radiological imaging to identify fractures, growths, obstructions, foreign bodies, and more. We are pleased to use the best digital X-ray systems available in the nation. Our X-ray images can be viewed on a computer screen quickly after taking the image, enabling us to diagnose the problem and discuss it with you right away.

CT (Computed Tomography) Scan

In addition to radiographs, we employ our CT Scan machine for any additional imaging your pet may need. CT Scans need to be scheduled by your family veterinarian or by a hospital staff doctor. A CT scan makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images (virtual “slices”) of specific areas of a scanned animal, allowing the user to see inside the body of your pet without surgical incisions. Other terms include computed axial tomography (CAT scan) and computer aided tomography.

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Our radiology service provides:
Standard abdominal and thoracic imaging Interventional procedures such as ultrasound guided biopsies and aspirates
Less conventional imaging of the musculoskeletal system and other structures Color and power doppler procedures
Computerized tomography scanning and 3D reconstruction