About Our Founder


James K. Waldsmith, D.V.M. received his veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 1982.

Prior to starting his own practice in 1985, he worked in two mixed animal practices in Michigan, and as a resident veterinarian for two large Arabian breeding farms in Central California.

He is the current owner of The Equine Center, a full service equine veterinary hospital in San Luis Obispo, California.

Doctor Waldsmith’s practice is both hospital and ambulatory with an emphasis on wellness maintenance, reproduction, diagnostic imaging, and sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Doctor Waldsmith was selected as an imaging specialist for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also an F.E.I. veterinarian certified in 3-Day Eventing, Dressage, Jumpers, Vaulting and Reining.

In addition to his veterinary practice, Dr. Waldsmith is also president of Vetel Diagnostics, a company that specializes in bringing diagnostic imaging hardware and software to the veterinary community with applications developed specifically for the practicing veterinarian. In this role, Dr. Waldsmith has enabled Vetel to grow into one of veterinary medicine’s most innovative diagnostic imaging companies.

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About Vetel Diagnostics


With industry firsts such as wireless DR, completely battery operated DR, Generation II wireless DR, sound speed corrected ultrasound, and thermal imaging technology, Vetel has brought the latest technology to the veterinary practitioner. Vetel’s commitment to veterinary medicine goes beyond just offering a product line. Vetel’s understanding of the daily life and needs of the veterinary practitioner are reflected in its industry leading support and customer service department. We know lives are on the line, and product performance and reliability are essential. Vetel also maintains its commitment to not only innovate, but also educate. Through presentations at professional meetings such as the AAEP, ISELP, AVMA, and local veterinary medical associations, Vetel continues its commitment to the veterinary medicine by supporting unbiased educational content, thus allowing the veterinary practitioner to make the best informed decisions when it comes to diagnostic imaging modalities and their application in veterinary medicine.