ImagingFirst is owned and led by Dr Louise Barnett BVM BVS (Hons) PGCert (SAMS) MANZCVS (Small Animal Radiology).
Louise graduated from the University of Nottingham (2011) and had a varied start to her career, working in busy veterinary hospitals in both the UK and Australia - including working as an ICU vet in a specialist hospital in Sydney and various veterinary volunteer projects abroad. Louise's interest in diagnostic imaging, and in particular ultrasound, developed further with completion of a 12-month internship in 2015-2016, during which time she shadowed a European specialist in radiology and completed an externship with the cardiology team at the Royal Veterinary College. Louise obtained her postgraduate certificate in small animal medicine & surgery (PGCert SAMS) during this time. She went on to lead the first-opinion imaging and cardiology service at the South West London branch of a large group of clinics for two years. In 2018, she returned to Australia to be in the in-house ultrasonographer at a 24-hour hospital South of Perth and was awarded Membership to the ANZCVS in Small Animal Radiology in 2019.
Having spent much of her training undertaking externships and further studies in the field of cardiology, in 2011 she published a paper in the Journal of Small Animal Practice with two further studies pending publication. Clinical research continues to be an interest and she aims to produce further research using data obtained with the work of ImagingFirst.
Louise is passionate about improving clinical standards, vet welfare and patient care.