To our referring partner veterinarians, my commitment is to help you and your clients make the best imaging modality choice and to oversee the quality control of all studies performed to assure that diagnostic yield and value are maximized for patients referred to Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital.
To pet owners, my commitment is to work with your pet’s healthcare team to offer advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities in order to reach a diagnosis in the safest, most efficient manner possible.
Dr. PJ Hamel is the new full-time board-certified veterinary radiologist at Boundary Bay Specialty Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Hamel enjoys all diagnostic modalities and has a specific interest and specialty training in image-guided interventions.
Originally from coastal Massachusetts, Dr. Hamel attended veterinary school at Tufts University and stayed at Tufts for a rotating internship. Dr. Hamel then completed his residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida. After completing his board-certification, Dr. Hamel was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Hamel’s passion is to collaborate with other veterinarians to make the most of diagnostic imaging technologies (e.g. radiography; fluoroscopy; ultrasound; computed tomography - CT; magnetic resonance imaging – MRI; and interventional radiology). Dr. Hamel is also interested in teaching, comparative radiology research, and imaging applications in wildlife health assessment and conservation.
Beyond general diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology, Dr. Hamel is interested in teaching (particularly ultrasound), comparative radiology research, and imaging applications in wildlife health assessment/conservation. Dr. Hamel is ready to be of service to referring vets throughout BC (Vancouver, Victoria, Richmond, Burnaby, Kelowna, etc).
A recent west coast transplant, Dr. Hamel is excited to pursue his many outdoor passions in BC, including sailing, skiing, biking, and hiking.
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