DWR Staff | Consultant, Diagnostic Imaging

Olivier Taeymans


European and RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Olivier graduated from Ghent University in 2000, and became a Board-Certified Radiologist in 2005. After his Residency he stayed at the same university to complete a PhD on ‘Morphological Imaging of the Canine Thyroid Gland’. In 2008 Olivier moved to Tufts University in Massachusetts. He was appointed Assistant Professor and later promoted to Associate Professor before joining DWR in 2013. His major interests are oncology and endocrinology and he has published numerous papers and textbook chapters on these topics.

Saunders, J.H., Taeymans, O., Snaps, F.R., François, A. and Dondelinger, R.F.. (2001) Renal embolization with sterile absolute ethanol for treatment of unilateral ectopic ureter in three female dogs. Vlaams Dier. Tijd.  70:147-153.

Taeymans, O., Saunders, J.H. and Van Bree, H.(2002) Radiology corner: myelography of the dog. Vet. Radio.  Ultrasound. 42: 550-551.

Saunders, J.H., Clercx, C.,. Wonderland, J.L. and Taeymans, O. (2003) Nasal aspergillosis associated to an intra-nasal tooth in a 10-month-old German Shepherd dog. Vlaams Dier. Tijd. 72:396-398.

Verschooten, F., Deprez, P., Nollet, H., Van Loon, G., Lefèvre, L., Van Zeveren, A.., Devisee, L., Van Schandevijl, K., Vandenberghe, F., Delesalle, C., De Clercq, D., Vervaet, P., Saunders, J.H., Vandevelde, B., Taeymans, O., Hoegaerts, M., Pille, F., Gasthuys, F. and Peremans K. (2003) De hengstenkeuring van het Belgisch Trekpaard: een bilan! Vlaams Dier. Tijd. 72: 224-232.

Saunders, J.H., Heimann, M., Taeymans, O. and Snaps, F.R. (2003) Aneurismal bone cyst in the pelvis of a cat. Vlaams Dier. Tijd.  72: 424-428.

Vermeersch, K., Van Ham, L., Caemaert, J., Tshamala, M., Taeymans, O., Bhatti, S. and Polis, I. (2004) Suboccipital craniectomy, dorsal laminectomy of C1, durotomy and dural graft placement as a treatment for Syringohydromyelia with cerebellar tonsil herniation in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Vet. Surg. 33: 355-360.

Girth, K., Van Ryssen, B., Taeymans, O., Van Heerden ,M., Gielen, I. and Risselada, M.(2004) Traumatic fracture of the medial coronoid process in a dog. Radiographic, computed tomographic, arthroscopic and histological findings. Vet. Comp. Orthop. Traumatol.  3: 159-162.

Risselada, M., Kramer, M., De Rooster, H., Taeymans, O., Verheyen, P., Van Bree, H. (2005) Ultrasonographic and radiographic assessment of uncomplicated secondary fracture healing of long bones in dogs and cats. Vet. Surg.  34: 99-107.

Taeymans, O., Duchateau, L., Schreurs, E., Kramer, M., Daminet, S. and Saunders, J.H. (2005) Intra- and inter-observer variability of ultrasonographic measurements of the thyroid gland in healthy Beagles. Vet. Radio. Ultrasound. 46: 139-142.

Wilmer, P.M., Van Ryssen, B., Gielen, I., Taeymans, O. and Van Bree, H. (2007) Diagnostic findings in a lame-free dog with complete rupture of the biceps brachii tendon – a case report in a unilaterally affected working Labrador Retriever. Vet. Comp. Orthop .Traumatol. 20: 73-77.

Taeymans, O., Daminet, S., Duchateau, L. and Saunders, J.H. (2007) Pre- and post-treatment ultrasonography in hypothyroid dogs. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 48: 262-269.

Taeymans, O., Permeant, K. and Saunders, J.H. (2007) Thyroid imaging in the dog: current status and future directions. J. Vet. Intern. Med.  21: 673-684.

Taeymans, O., Schwarz, T., Duchateau, L., Barbered, V., Gielen, I., Haskins, M. and Saunders, J.H. (2008) Computed tomographic features of the normal canine thyroid gland. Vet. Radio. Ultrasound.  49: 13-19.

Barbered, V., Schreurs, E., Rademacher, N., Nitzl, D., Taeymans, O., Duchateau, L. and Saunders, J.H. (2008) Quantification of the effect of various patient and image factors on ultrasonographic detection of select canine abdominal organs. Vet .Radiol. Ultrasound. 49: 273-276.

Taeymans, O., Dennis, R. and Saunders, J.H. (2008) Magnetic resonance imaging features of the normal canine thyroid gland. Vet. Radio. Ultrasound. 49: 238-242.

Risselada, M., De Rooster, H., Taeymans, O. and Van Bree, H. (2008) Penetrating injuries in dogs and cats. A study of 16 cases. Vet .Comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 21: 434-439.

Taeymans, O. (2009) Thyroid ultrasound in dogs: a review. Ultrasound. 17(3):137-143.

Taeymans, O., and O’Marra, S.K. (2009) Imaging diagnosis – transient goitrous acquired hypothyroidism in a young dog following treatment with Trimetoprim sulfamethoxazole. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 50 :442-444.

Barbered, V., Baeumlin, Y., Taeymans, O., Duchateau, L., Permeant, K., van Hoek, I., Daminet, S. and Saunders, J.H. (2010) Pre- and post-treatment ultrasonography of the thyroid gland in hyperthyroid cats. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 51: 324-330.

Mayer, J., Wagner, R. and Taeymans, O. (2010) Advanced diagnostic approaches and current management of thyroid pathologies in guinea pigs. Vet. Clin. North Am. Ex0t. Anim. Pract.13:509-423.

Haters, H., Vignoli, M., Paes, G., Rossi, F., Taeymans, O., Daminet, S. and Saunders, J.H. (2010) Contrast harmonic ultrasonographic appearance of focal space-occupying renal lesions. Vet. Radio  Ultrasound. 51: 516-522.

Taeymans, O., Holt, N., Penninck, D.G. and Webster, C.R.L. (2011) Feline ileocecocolic abnormalities on ultrasound. Vet. Radiol.  Ultrasound. 52: 335-339.

Taeymans, O. and Penninck ,DG.. (2011) New insights in contrast-enhanced ultrasonography of canine splenic lesions. Vet. Radio. Ultrasound. 52: 457-461.

Respells, M., O’Toole, T.E., Taeymans, O., Rogers, C.L., Johnston, A,. and Webster, C.R.L. (2012) Portal vein thrombosis in 33 dogs: 1998-2011. J. vet. intern. Med.  26: 230-2377.

Mando-Diaz, G. and Taeymans, O. (2012) Imaging diagnosis – radiographic and computed tomography features of nasofrontal suture exostosis in a horse. Vet. Radio. Ultrasound. 53: 573-575.

Johnson, P., Beltran, E., Dennis, R. and Taeymans, O. (2012) Magnetic resonance imaging features of unstable vertebral fractures and luxations in eleven dogs. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 53: 552-559.

Penninck, D.G., Zeyen, U,., Taeymans, O. and Webster, C. (2013) Ultrasonographic measurement of the pancreas and pancreatic duct in clinically normal dogs. Am. J. vet. Res. 74: 433-437.

Mando-Diaz, G., García-Real, M.I., Casteleyn, C., San-Román, F. and Taeymans, O. (2013) Time of flight – magnetic resonance angiography (tof-mra) of the normal equine head. Equine vet. J. 45: 187-192.

Taeymans, O., Penninck, D.G. and Peters, R. (2013) Comparative cross-sectional imaging of suspected thyroid neoplasia in dogs. Vet .Radiol. Ultrasound. 54: 61-70.

Smiler, G.S., Brown, J., Reetz, J., Taeymans, O., Bucknoff, M., Rossi, F., Ohlerth, S., Alder, D., Rademacher, N., Pollard, R., Travetti, O., Pey, P., Saunders, J.H., Shaman, M., Oliveira, C., O’Brien, R.T. and Gaschen, L. (2013) Safety of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in dogs and cats: 488 cases (2002-2011). J Am. vet. med. Ass. 242: 1255-1259.

Abuja, G.A., García-López, J.M., Manso-Díaz, G., Spoormakers, T.J.P. and Taeymans, O. (2014) The cranial nuchal bursa: anatomy, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopic approach. Equine Vet. J. 46: 745-750.

Manso-Díaz, G., Dyson, S.J., Dennis, R., García-López, J.M., Biggi, M., García-Real, M.I., San Román, F. and Taeymans O. (2014) Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of equine head disorders: 84 cases (2000–2013). Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. Aug, Epub ahead of publication.

Szabo, D. and Taeymans, O. (2015) Accuracy of a computed tomography bronchial wall thickness to pulmonary artery diameter ratio for assessing bronchial wall thickening in dogs. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound. 56(3):264-271.


Mando-Díaz, G., García-López, J.M., Maranda, L. and Taeymans, O. (2015)  The role of head computed tomography in equine practice. Equine vet. Educ.  doi: 10.1111/eve.12275

Wissman, A., Solano, M., Taeymans,, O., Holmes, S.P., Jimenez, D. and  Barton, B. (2014) The radiology report: a survey of radiologists and referring veterinarians regarding imaging reports. Submitted Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound.

De Strobel, F., Taeymans, O., Rosati, M. and Cherubini, G.B. (2015) Lumbosacral intraspinal extradural ganglion cyst in a cat. J. Feline Med. Surg. Open Reports July-December.1 (2).

Housley, D.A., Cherubini, G.B., Caine, A. and Taeymans, O. (2015) Evaluation of t2-weighted versus short-tau inversion recovery sagittal sequences in the localisation of canine intervertebral disc disease with low-field magnetic resonance imaging. Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound..

Bellas, E., Rollins, A., Moreau, J.E., Lo, T., Quinn, K.P., Fourligas, N., Georgakoudi, I., Leisk, G.G., Mazan, M., Thane, K.E., Taeymans, O., Hoffman, A.M., Kaplan, D.L. and Kirker-Head, C.A. (2014) Equine model for soft-tissue regeneration. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B 103 (6): 1217-1227.

Ferrandis, I., Caine, A., Palus, V., Taeymans, O., Summers, B.A. and Cherubini, G.B. (2016)  Low field magnetic resonance features of two cases of idiopathic canine brachial plexus neuritis. Vlaams Dier. Tijd.

Vettorato, E. and  Taeymans, O. (2016) Ultrasound guided placement of an epidural catheter for repeated brachial plexus block in a dog. Vet. Anaesth. Analg.

Books and book chapters

Rudolf, H., Taeymans, O. and Johnson V. (2007) Chapter 1: Basics of Thoracic Radiography. In: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Thoracic Imaging. T. Schwarz  and V. Johnson (eds.). BSAVA Publications, Gloucester: pp 1-20.

Taeymans, O. (2011) Part II: Canine and Feline CT.  Lymph Nodes of the Head and Neck. In: Veterinary Computed Tomography Chapter 17. T. Schwarz  and J.H. Saunders (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell: pp 171-175.

Taeymans, O. (2011) Part II: Canine and Feline CT.  Pharynx, Larynx and Thyroid Glands. In: Veterinary Computed Tomography Chapter 18. T. Schwarz  and J.H. Saunders (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell: pp 175-185.

Taeymans, O. (2015) Thyroid and Parathyroid. In: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Ultrasonography. F. Barr  and L. Gaschen  (eds.). BSAVA Publications, Gloucester..

Zwingenberger, A. and Taeymans, O. (2012) The Neck. In: Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography. D. Penninck  and M.-A. D’anjou (eds), 2nd edn. Arnes, AI: Iowa State University Press.

Kumar, M.S.A. (2012) Contributions to Radiographs and Legends. In: Clinically Oriented Anatomy of the Dog & Cat. Linus Publications,

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