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Joshua Hobbs, DVM, DACVR


Diagnostic Imaging

Joshua Hobbs

Since I was very young, I have always wanted to be a veterinarian. As I progressed through veterinary school, I developed a strong interest in diagnostic imaging. I think of imaging as being a great example of the application of science and physics in our daily lives. Being able to use sound waves (ultrasound) or magnets (MRI) to look inside and to help determine the cause of the patients’ clinical signs which allows for better and more targeted treatment. Being at Friendship allows me to use the best imaging tools and work with the best colleagues.  

Clinical Areas of Interest: 

MRI and Ultrasound 

Why Do You Work at Friendship? 

I enjoy working at Friendship because of the collegiality among the veterinarians and the hospital’s dedication to practicing the highest standard of veterinary medicine. 


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA. 
  • Rotating Internship: Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland, FL. 
  • Diagnostic Imaging Residency: Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA. 

Board Certifications 

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology 

Publications and Research 

  • Webb, J., Graham, J., Fordham, M., DeCubellis, J., Buckley, F., Hobbs, J., Berent, A., Weisse, C. (2017), DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL FOREIGN BODY OR STRICTURE IN THREE FERRETS (MUSTELA PUTEORIUS FURO). Journal of American Veterinary Medicine Vol 251, Issue 4.[Text Wrapping Break] 
  • Herron, W., Hobbs, J., Hankin, E. “What Is Your Diagnosis? Atypical Small Cell Lymphoma in a Feline.” Jounal of American Veterinary Medicine Vol 259, Issue S1[Text Wrapping Break]. 
  • Hobbs, J., Penninck, D., Lyons, J. (2015), MALIGNANT TRANSFORMATION OF A DUODENAL DUPLICATION CYST IN A CAT. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports Vol 1, Issue 1.[Text Wrapping Break] 
  • Hobbs, J., Sutherland-Smith, J., Penninck, D., Jennings, S., Barber, L. and Barton, B. (2015), ULTRASONOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF CANINE GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS COMPARED TO OTHER GASTROINTESTINAL SPINDLE CELL TUMORS. Vet Radiol Ultrasound, 56: 432–438. Oral Abstract presented at annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, Savannah, GA, October 2013.[Text Wrapping Break] 
  • Hobbs, J., Gaschen, L., Merchant, S., Gaschen, F. DOPPLER ULTRASOUND ANALYSIS OF GASTROINTESTINAL BLOOD FLOW FOR DIFFERENTIATING FOOD ALLERGIC FROM NON-FOOD ALLERGIC PRURITIC DOGS. Oral abstract presented at annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Montreal, CA, June 2009.[Text Wrapping Break] 
  • Herron, W., Hobbs. J., Hankin, E. “What Is Your Diagnosis? Ectopic Gastric Mucosa in a Feline”. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, in press.  

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