DWR Staff | Consultant, Diagnostic Imaging

Abby Caine


European and RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Abby graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 2001. During five years in a busy small animal practice, she developed an interest in radiology and ultrasound, and gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She returned to Cambridge in 2006 to undertake a Residency in Diagnostic Imaging, and gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2009. She is an active member of the British and Irish Division of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging  and a member of the Board of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Abby is interested in all aspects of imaging, in particular MRI, trauma imaging and muscuoloskeletal ultrasound. She has published articles and book chapters in the field, and enjoys teaching students and general practitioners.




Caine, A., Brash, R., De Risio, L., Van Dijk, J., Bruto Cherubini, G. and Dennis, R. (2018) Magnetic resonance imaging in 30 cats with traumatic brain injury. J. feline Med. Surg. 1–9.

de Strobel, F., Palus, V., Caine,A., Summers, B. and Bruto Cherubini, G. (2018)  Focal space occupying cervical granulomatous meningomyelitis in a dog. J. vet. Sci. med. Diag. 7, (4).

Fenner, J., Caine, A., Wray, J. and Tappin, S. (2017) Repeated arterial chemoembolization in a dog with an unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Vet Rec. Case Reports 5 (2) e000445.

Housley, D., Caine, A. Bruto Cherubini, G. and Taeymans, O. (2017) Identification and localization of canine intervertebral disc extrusion with low field magnetic resonance imaging. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound 58(4), 433-443.

Perez Lopez, P., Rasotto, R., Caine, A. and Bruto Cherubini, G. (2017) Malignant melanoma with central nervous system involvement in a dog treated with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Vet Rec. Case Reports e000570. doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2017-000570.

Scarpante, E., Palus, V., Summers, B., Caine, A. and Bruto Cherubini, G. (2016) Imaging diagnosis – Magnetic resonance imaging of intracranial inflammatory fibrosarcoma in a mixed breed dog. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound 57:1:E5-9.

Matiasovic, M., Caine, A., Scarpante, E. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) Imaging diagnosis – magnetic resonance imaging features of craniomandibular osteopathy in an Airedale terrier. Vet .Radiol .Ultrasound.

Yanai, H., Tapia-Nieto, R., Cherubini, G.B., Caine A. (2015) Results of magnetic resonance imaging performed within 48 hours of head trauma and association with outcome: 18 cases. J.Am. vet. med. Ass. 246: 122-129.

Tapia Nieto, R., Cherubini, G.B. Jakovljevic, S., and Caine, A.(2015) Magnetic resonance imaging findings and outcome in cats with traumatic spondylomeylopathy. The Flemish vet. J. 84: 197-204.

Scarpante, E., Palus, V., Summers, B.A., Caine, A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2016) Imaging diagnosis – magnetic resonance imaging of an intracranial inflammatory fibrosarcoma in a mixed breed dog. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 57 (1):E5-9.

Bazelle, J., Caine, A., Palus, V., Summers, B.A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) MRI characteristics of fourth ventricle arachnoid diverticula in five dogs. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 56:2:196-203.

Woodbridge, N., Martinoli, S., Cherubini, G.B., Caine, A., Nelissen and, P. White, R. (2014) Omentalisation in the treatment of sublumbar abscessation: long term outcome in 10 dogs. Vet. Rec. 175 (24) 625.

Furtado, R., Caine, A.R. and Herrtage, M. (2014) Diagnostic value of MRI in dogs with inflammatory nasal disease. J. small Anim. Pract. 55 (7): 359-363.

Trinterud, T., Nelissen, P., Caine, A.R. and White, RA. (2014) Mediastinectomy for management of chronic pyogranulomatous pleural disease in dogs. Vet Rec. 174 (24): 607.

Rylander, H., Eminaga, S., Palus, V., Steinberg, H., Caine, A., Summers, B.A., Gehrke, J., West, C., Fox, P.R., Donovan, T. and, Cherubini, G.B. (2014) Feline ischemic myelopathy and encephalopathy secondary to hyaline arteriopathy in five cats. J. feline Med. Surg. 16 (10): 832-839.

Scarpante, E., Palus, V., Summers, B.A., Caine, A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2013) Vacuolar meningioma: a new and rare variant of canine meningioma. Vet. Rec. 173 (20): 502.

Fernandes, R., Cherubini, G.B., Caine, A. and Palus, V. (2013) Magnetic resonance findings in a domestic short-hair cat with presumptive mucopolysaccharidosis. Vet. Rec. 1:e000013 doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2013-000013.

Rousset, N., Holmes, M.A., Caine, A., Dobson, J. and Herrtage, M.E. (2013) Clinical and low-field MRI characteristics of injection site sarcoma in 19 cats. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 54(6): 623-629.

Eminaga, S., Cherubini, G.B., Villiers, E., Targett, M. and Caine, A. (2013) A STIR muscle hyperintensity in the cervical muscles associated with inflammatory spinal cord disease of unknown origin. J. small Anim. Pract. 54(3):137-142.

Major, A.C., Caine, A., Rodriguez, S.B. and Cherubini, G.B. (2012) Imaging diagnosis–magnetic resonance imaging findings in a dog with sequential brain infarction. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 53 (5): 576-580.

Piola, V., Posch, B., Aght, P., Caine, A. and Herrtage, M.E. (2011) Radiographic characterization of the os penis in the cat. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 52 (3): 270-272.

Caine, A., Agthe, P., Posch, B. and Herrtage, M.E. (2009) Sonography of the soft tissue structures of the canine tarsus. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 50 (3): 304-308.

Agthe, P., Caine, A.R., Posch, B. and Herrtage, M.E. (2009) Ultrasonographic appearance of jejunal lymph nodes in dogs without clinical signs of gastrointestinal disease. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 50 (2): 195-200.

Agthe, P., Caine, A.R., Gear, R.N.A., Dobson, J., Richardson, K. and Herrtage, M.E. (2009) Prognostic significance of specific magnetic resonance feature in canine nasal tumours treated by radiotherapy. J. small Anim. Pract. 50: 641-8.

Caine, A. (2009) Practical approach to digital radiography. In Pract. 31: 334-339.

Caine, A.R., Herrtage, M.E.and Ladlow, J.F. (2008) Imaging diagnosis – ear canal distension following external auditory canal atresia. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 49 (3): 267-269.

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