About Vetel Diagnostics

A Trusted Leader in Veterinary Digital Imaging In a rapidly evolving market where digital imaging providers often come and go, Vetel Diagnostics stands as a beacon of reliability and innovation. Founded in 1999 by a veterinarian for veterinarians, Vetel has consistently understood and exceeded the technological needs of the veterinary community.

Pioneering Digital Imaging Solutions Since its inception, Vetel Diagnostics has been at the forefront of veterinary diagnostic imaging. With a deep understanding of daily clinical practice and a commitment to staying ahead of technological advancements, Vetel has become a technological powerhouse and a market leader.

Innovative Technologies:

∙Introduced the first Wireless DR System to the veterinary market in 2009, setting a new standard in imaging technology.

∙Introduced Generation II Digital Radiography Systems: Exclusive provider of advanced DR systems.

∙Metron 8 Software with Intellect Module™: First to integrate digital radiography with artificial intelligence, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and workflow efficiency.

∙Continually leads the market with innovative solutions and the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Our Commitment: At Vetel Diagnostics, straightforward technology, exceptional service, simple workflows, and transparency are at the core of everything we do. We are dedicated to keeping veterinarians productive and profitable, ensuring you always receive the best quality diagnostic products.

Join Thousands of Satisfied Clients: With thousands of diagnostic imaging solutions sold and supported worldwide, Vetel Diagnostics is your trusted source for quality diagnostic products. We are proud to continue pioneering the future of veterinary imaging, delivering unparalleled innovation and service.

Vetel Diagnostics: Empowering veterinarians with advanced, reliable imaging solutions since 1999.

The Founder of Vetel

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.

Vetel Consultants

Vetel consults with industry leaders to bring veterinarians the best solutions, ensuring our products are always at the forefront of technological advancements and meet the highest standards of quality and performance.


Mark A. Akin, DVM

Akin Veterinary Services
Collierville, Tennessee

Dr. Akin is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual horse owner and has over 25 years of experience in equine lameness, dentistry, reproduction, and internal medicine. Akin Veterinary services is an equine ambulatory practice.


Kenneth Marcella, DVM

KLM Equine
Canton, Georgia

Dr. Marcella received his DVM degree from Cornell University and became an assistant professor of Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia. He started a private practice near the Virginia Horse Center before moving to Atlanta to be a part of the staff for the 1996 Olympic Games. Dr. Marcella later established KLM Equine, a mobile equine practice with a special emphasis on lameness and sports medicine.


Tracy A. Turner, DVM MS

Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery
Stillwater, Minnesota


Dr. Turner received his DVM degree from Colorado State University in 1978, and began to pursue his interest in equine medicine and surgery. He started his own practice in 2016 solely dedicated to sports medicine, lameness, and surgery. Dr. Turner consults for the USDA Horse Protection, FEI, and USEF.


Kimberly Henneman, DVM, DACVSMR, FAAVA, Dipl ABT, CVA, CVC

American Health VIPS
Park City, Utah

Diplomate Am College Vet Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (Canine, Equine)

Dr. Henneman graduated from Purdue University of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 before interning with a racing practice in Ireland. She received her IVAS certification in veterinary acupuncture in 1991 followed by her AVCA certification in veterinary chiropractic (the 21st in the U.S.). In 2008, Dr. Henneman passed the AAVA’s advanced acupuncture exam, becoming the 12th veterinarian in the country to do so. She is currently working on a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Henneman’s practice, 60% performance/40% companion animal, covers six Western states, Hawaii, and two New England states, and exclusively involves complementary therapies.


Larry Shamis, DVM

Cortaro Equine Hospital P.C.
Tucson, Arizona

Shortly after receiving his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Shamis interned in equine medicine and surgery at University of Illinois, followed by residencies at both Texas A&M in large animal surgery and Ohio State University in equine surgery. In 1987 Dr. Shamis partnered in an equine referral and general practice, Shamis, Shamis, and Shearer, in Ocala, Florida. In 1989 he established Cortaro Equine Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, which is still growing today.


Joe Stricklin, DVM

Equine Field Service Veterinarian
Greeley, Colorado

Dr. Stricklin was in private practice in Abilene, Texas, before coming to Colorado State University in 1999 as an Equine Field Service Technician. There he started and operated one of the first fully mobile veterinary clinics, which attended world shows, futurities, and other equine events over the five state area. Dr. Stricklin is currently in private practice with emphasis on lameness, dentistry, and alternative medicine. Western performance horses make up a very large percentage of the practice, but he also sees hunter jumpers, dressage horses, as well as other disciplines. Digital radiography is an extremely important diagnostic tool in Dr. Stricklin’s practice. It is imperative to have a system which is reliable, fast, easy to use, and which produces detailed images.


Henry W. Werner, DVM

Werner Equine
North Granby, Connecticut

Dr. Werner owns and operates Werner Equine, a practice which sees 85% English sport horses and handles both routine and emergency care, internal medicine cases, and minor surgery, with a special focus on lameness, prepurchase exams, wellness care, equine welfare issues, and horse owner education. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1974 and has since served the AAEP in numerous positions over more than 30 years, including president in 2009. Pursuing his equine welfare interest, he helped initiate the International Forum for Working Equids. In 2013, Dr. Werner was elected to the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and received the AAEP’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award. The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association recognized Dr. Werner as its 2015 Connecticut Veterinarian of the Year.    


Susan Werner

Werner Equine
North Granby, Connecticut

Susan Werner brings more than 38 years of business management experience to her roles as a veterinary practice manager and consultant. She develops business strategies and designs marketing tools for software used in veterinary practices. Ms. Werner is also a contributor to veterinary industry publications and has spoken on practice management topics at numerous American Association of Equine Practitioners meetings, regional and international veterinary meetings. She has been Practice Manager at Werner Equine, an established equine veterinary practice in New England, since 1979.