Dr. Dave Gall
I am a board certified veterinary radiologist (a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology) as of 2010. By far, my favorite part of doing this work is collaborating with all of the animal’s care team. I started Insight Veterinary Imaging so that I can team up with more of the local veterinary community.
I initially enjoyed a career as a mental health therapist in Denver, CO, working with children and their families. Through that work, I learned about myself that I really enjoyed trying to figure out the underlying problem, but I didn’t particularly enjoy doing treatment. At the same time, I had a puppy who became very sick. My local veterinarian saved her life, and I was inspired that he was able to figure out what was wrong with her and start the necessary treatments right away. I ultimately decided to change careers and become a veterinarian.
I graduated from Colorado State University in 2006 with a DVM and then went to VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, CO to complete a one year rotating small animal internship (emergency, internal medicine, surgery).
During veterinary school and again during my internship, my passion for figuring out the underlying cause of problems remained, and I discovered the beauty of diagnostic imaging. After my internship, I returned to Colorado State University to do a diagnostic imaging residency. I finished my residency training in 2010 and earned board certification with the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Straight out of my residency, I became the chief radiologist at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas, OR. After spending many years in this busy emergency and specialty referral hospital collaborating with the other doctors, I have a good appreciation of the important role played by a radiologist. I recognize the need for timely feedback and quality diagnostic information. I pride myself on being approachable and enjoy collaborating with other members of the team, in the hopes that I can make meaningful contributions to their patient’s care.