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Silke Hecht,, DACVR, DECVDI

Associate Professor of Radiology
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8387
FAX: (865) 974-5609
Radiology Program Director
Radiology Residency Program


  • Veterinary Degree, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, 1998
  • Dr. med. vet., Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, 2001
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, 2005
  • Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, 2006


  • Internship, Department of Veterinary Surgery,Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany (1999)
  • Residency in Diagnostic Imaging, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (2002 2005)


  • Core faculty member of the Master Teacher Program, UTCVM
  • VM 855 Radiology (Course coordinator and instructor)
  • VM 887 Advanced Imaging Modalities
  • VM 887 Small Animal Ultrasound
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Application Based Learning Exercises (ABLEs)

House Officer Teaching

  • MRI Rounds
  • Radiology Known Case Conference
  • Review of Resident Dictations

Areas of Interests

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Radiology and Ultrasonography
  • Teaching

Professional Societies (truncated, 11 total)

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine