Alex Smith

Consultant in Diagnostic Imaging


  • RCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • BVetMed
  • MSc
  • DipECVDI

Alex graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009, after which he spent time developing anatomical teaching tools for undergraduate students and working in small animal general practice prior to undertaking a rotating internship back at the RVC. He subsequently spent several years as an emergency vet prior to holding a research position at the University of Bristol.

He started his diagnostic imaging residency at Langford Vets in 2016 and obtained his European specialist status in 2020. Since then, Alex has worked in several referral hospitals as a locum radiologist and has gained experience in teleradiology. He started his permanent role as a clinical radiologist for CVS at Highcroft Referrals in 2021.

Alex enjoys the variety of cases that diagnostic imaging affords due to its use within all specialties. He particularly enjoys the challenge of radiograph and MRI interpretation, and he has a keen interest in image-guided interventions.

Publications and research:

  • Smith AJ, Sutton DR, Major AC. CT appearance of presumptively normal intrathoracic lymph nodes in cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2020 Oct;22(10):875-881.
  • Smith A, Warren-Smith C. Approach to imaging a thoracic mass in cats and dogs. In Practice 2019 Nov;41(9):404-419.
  • Raimondi F, Shihab N, Gutierrez-Quintana R, Smith A, Trevail R, Sanchez-Masian D, Smith PM. Magnetic resonance imaging findings in epileptic cats with a normal interictal neurological examination: 188 cases. Vet Rec. 2017 Jun 24;180(25):610.
  • Lawson JS, Bolt DM, May S, Smith AJ, Felstead CW, Weller R. Detection of joint effusion on radiographs of horses. Vet Rec. 2012 Mar;170(13):336.
  • Smith AJ, Felstead CW, Lawson JS, Weller R. An innovative technique for displaying three dimensional radiographic anatomy of synovial structures in the equine distal limb. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2009 Nov-Dec;50(6):589-94.
  • Elstad M, O’Callaghan EL, Smith AJ, Ben-Tal A, Ramchandra R. Cardiorespiratory interactions in humans and animals: rhythms for life. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018 Jul 1;315(1):H6-H17.

Services we offer

Our team of Consultants provide top-quality care in anaesthesia & analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology (including radiotherapy), ophthalmology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.


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