The doctor is in
Kaatje Kromhout – born and raised in Belgium, Europe – has always had a heart for people, fauna and flora. This resulted in getting her degree as a nurse followed by studying human medicine and biology at Ghent University and eventually fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.
After graduating in 2008 at Ghent University, she started her internship in medical imaging at the Departement of Veterinary Medical Imaging and Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
At the beginning of 2016, she obtained a doctorate in veterinary sciences with her doctoral research entitled “Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography for the detection of specific brain and cervical spine abnormalities in small animals“.
Kaatje loves doing research and is the author and co-author of many international scientific publications on CT and MRI.
Always pushing her limits, she earned a degree in lab animal science in 2017. Currently she enjoys the challenges of nuclear medicine and scintigraphy.
To this day, residents at the Faculty of Veterinary medicine are trained by Dr. Kromhout and are under her supervision regarding CT and MRI.
In January 2012 she started her teleradiology services for numerous veterinary clinics in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the United States. She specializes in reading conventional and Cone Beam CT images, MRI scans and X-rays.
Photo courtesy of A. Leysen