About us

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Dominique Penninck graduated from the Veterinary school at the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1981.  After a residency at University of Davis, California (1985-88), she joined the radiologist team at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University.  She is diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.  She received her clinical PhD from the University of Liège in 1998.  She has been invested in teaching ultrasonography to students, interns, residents, and practicing veterinarians, adopting and developing new methodologies to facilitate the learning of this modality.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grown up kids, traveling, discovering the arts, taking photographs, and dancing!


Marc-André d’Anjou became veterinarian in 1996, graduating from the University of Montreal, before completing a residency program in diagnostic imaging at Tufts University leading to his board-certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2003. He was faculty at the University of Montreal for 10 years before founding Animages in 2016. He kept his teacher hat, lecturing to students and veterinarians, supervising interns and residents, and creating eLearning environments for small animal diagnostic imaging. Marc-André spends his free time traveling and chasing light and his kids with his cameras, and playing around with multimedia softwares. As opposed to Dominique, Marc-André is not a formidable dancer.

Here is a selection of their publications in the field of Small Animal Ultrasonography:

Ultrasonography of the normal feline pancreas and associated anatomic landmarks: a prospective study of 20 cats.  SM Etue,  DG Penninck, K Labato, S Pearson, AAS Tidwell.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2001; 42:330-336

Ultrasonographic and clinicopathologic findings in 21 dogs with intestinal adenocarcinoma. MC Paoloni, DG Penninck, AS Moore. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2002;43:562-567.

Ultrasonographic findings in dogs and cats with gastrointestinal perforation. SR Boysen, AS Tidwell, DG Penninck. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2003;44:556-564.

Diagnostic value of ultrasonography in differentiating canine enteritis from intestinal neoplasia.  DG Penninck, B Smyers , CRL Webster, W Rand,  AS Moore. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2003;44:570-575.

Ultrasonographic detection of ingested and perforating wooden foreign bodies in four dogs. D Penninck and SL Mitchell. JAVMA 2003 July 15;223(2):206-209.

Ultrasonography of portosystemic shunting in dogs and cats. MA d’Anjou, D Penninck, L Cornejo, and P Pibarot. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2004 45(5): 424-437.

Relationship of pancreatic duct dilation to age and clinical findings in cats. S Hecht, DG Penninck, OM Mahony, R King, and WM Rand WM.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2006;47:287-294.

The Sonographic Search for Portosystemic shunts. MA d’Anjou. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract (Special topic: Ultrasound) 2007; 22:104-114, 2007.

Ultrasonographic features of extrahepatic biliary obstruction in 30 cats. Gaillot HA, Penninck DG, Webster CRL, Crawford S. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2007;48:439-447.

Ultrasonographic measurement of kidney-to-aorta ratio as a method of estimating renal size in dogs. A Marechal, MA d’Anjou, M Moreau, G Beauregard, K Alexander. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2007; 48(5): 424-438.

Ultrasonographic intestinal hyperechoic mucosal striations in dogs are associated with lacteal dilation. J Sutherland-Smith, DG Penninck, JH Keating, CRL Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2007;48;51-57.

Postoperative ultrasonographic appearance of uncomplicated enterotomy or enterectomy sites in dogs. AR Matthews, DG Penninck, CRL Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2008;49(5): 477-483.

Non-surgical resolution of gallbladder mucoceles in 2 dogs.  R Walter, M Dunn, MA d’Anjou, M. Lécuyer. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Jun 1;232(11):1688-93.

Can sonographic signs predict the results of liver fine-needle aspiration in  dogs with suspected liver disease?  M Guillot, MA d’Anjou, K Alexander, C Bédard, M Desnoyers, G Beauregard, JRE del Castillo. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2009, 50(5):513-518.

Sonographic findings of gastric polyps in 7 dogs.  A Diana, DG Penninck, JH Keating. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2009;50(2):201-4.

Clinical significance of sonographically-detected renal pelvic dilatation in dogs and cats.  MA d’Anjou, A Bédard, M Dunn. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010, 52(1) :88-94.

Ultrasonographic assessment of long-term enterectomy sites in dogs. Mareschal A, Penninck D. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010;51(6):652-655.

Sonographic assessment of gallbladder volume in normal cats. D Penninck, J O’Sullivan, C Leveille-Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010;51(6):665-666.

The sonographic appearance of intestinal mucosal fibrosis in cats. D Penninck, CRL Webster, JH Keating. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010;51(4):458-461.

Gallbladder sludge on ultrasound is predictive of increased liver enzymes and total bilirubin in cats.  N Harrant, MA d’Anjou, M Dunn, G Beauchamp. Can Vet J. 2011 Sep;52(9):999-1003.

Comparaison of sonographic features of benign and neoplastic deep lymph nodes in dogs.  M de Swarte, K Alexander, B Rannou, MA d’Anjou, L. Blond, G. Beauchamp. 2011 Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 52:451-456.

Ultrasonographic characterization of feline ileocecocolic abnormalities. O Taeymans, N Holt, D Penninck, CR Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2011;52, 335-339.

Ultrasonographic and clinicopathological features of feline gastrointestinal eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia in 4 cats.  A Weissman, D Penninck, C Wester, S Hecht, J Keating, LE Craig  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery  2012;15(2),148-154.

Ultrasonographic measurement of the pancreas and pancreatic duct in clinically normal dogs. DG Penninck, U Zeyen, O Tayemans, CR Webster.  Am J Vet Research 2013;74(3),433-437.

Ultrasonographic evaluation of the thickness of wall layers in the intestinal tract of dogs. Geyer N, Penninck D, Webster CRL. Am J Vet Res 2014;75(4):349-53.

Ultrasonographic measurement of the relative thickness of wall layers in the feline intestinal tract.  A. Diana, P.DiDonato, M. Pietra, M. Cipone, D. Penninck. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery,2014,16(4)333-339

The clinicopathologic and ultrasonographic features of cats with eosinophilic enteritis.  Tucker S, Penninck D, Keating J, Webster C. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2014,16 (12):950-956.

Ultrasonographic features of canine gastrointestinal stromal tumors compared to other gastrointestinal spindle cell tumors. Hobbs J, Sutherland-Smith J, Penninck D, Jennings S, Barber L, Barton B.  Vet Radiol & Ultrasound, 2015;56:432-438.

Malignant transformation of a duodenal duplication cyst in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2015,1-3. Hobbs J, Penninck D, Lyons J.

Ultrasonographic and clinicopathological features of pyloroduodenal adenomatous polyps in cats. Daure E, Jania R, Jennings S, d’Anjou M-A, Penninck D. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2017 Feb;19(2)141-145.

Ultrasonographic evaluation of the canine urinary bladder following cystotomy for urolithiasis. Mariano AD, Penninck DG, Sutherland-Smith J, Kudej RK.  JAVMA 2018 May 1;252(9):1090-1096.

Ultrasonographic and clinicopathologic features of segmental dilations of the common bile duct in four cats.   H.Spain, D.Penninck, CRL.Webster, E.Daure, S.Jennings Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Open Rep. 2017 Jun 27;3(1):2055116917716881.

Diagnostic imaging for the assessment of acquired abdominal vascular diseases in small animals: A pictorial review. S Specchi, MA d’Anjou. Vet Radiol & Ultrasound, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1111/vru.12780

Approach to the diagnosis of hepatocutaneous syndrome in dogs: A retrospective study and literature review.  K.Burns, Cynthia R. L. Webster, Lluis Ferrer, D.Penninck. JAAHA (2020) https://doi.org/10.5326/JAAHA-MS-7072

Ultrasonographic evaluation of cholecystoduodenostomy sites in six cats. A.DeJesus, Dominique G Penninck, Cynthia RL Webster. Journal of Feline surgery and Medicine, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X20921062

44 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hello,
    do the chapter related videos have an audio track which I can listen to whilst watching the video?
    Best wishes Sandra

  2. I have bought your book and I have a curved probe of 5 MHz but I can’t get a clean image of organs, what should I do?

    • May be it would be useful to consult the company who sold you the equipment to rule out a mechanical issue. Practical courses are often the way to get started, besides reading textbook and watching video clips. I wish you the best!

  3. Will the purchase of the Kindle version allow access into the website, or must I purchase the book version? I own a mobile sonography practice working out of a car and try to get everything I can in digital format since there isn’t much room for books in the car. Thank you.

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