Dr Jane Day is a specialist in diagnostic imaging and has been teaching ultrasound for many years. She loves the challenge of developing new techniques for teaching. Jane also has an amazing capacity to think outside the box so that you can bridge the gap between learning and doing.

We got down to the nitty gritty with Jane and asked her about her life as a veterinarian and diagnostic imaging specialist, and this is what we found!

What inspired you to become a veterinarian and then go on to specialise in radiology?
I grew up on a property in western Queensland with livestock and many pets, which influenced my decision to become a veterinarian. Diagnostic imaging was the discipline that I found most interesting in practice and it developed from there.

What do you most enjoy about diagnostic imaging?
Using imaging to help solve the puzzle of the patient’s illness is what I most enjoy. Working with specialists from multiple disciplines is definitely a case of “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.

What do you enjoy about teaching?
Everyone learns differently and I enjoy the challenge of coming up with a technique that works for teaching a particularly difficult concept or skill; I am always trying new methods to see what works best. Diagnostic imaging is such a vital part of practice and finding ways to help incorporate imaging into the management of cases is important, especially as it can be quite different to how imaging is used in a specialist practice.

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy getting out into the outdoors as much as I can with my family and our 12-year-old dog, Sophie, who has to suffer through many hours of sitting beside me while I read cases in a dim room!

Join us at our Brisbane Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop, with Drs Jane Day and Annie Rose.
October 31 – November 1, 2020