Ruth Dennis qualified as a vet from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1981 and spent three years in mixed practice during which time she developed an interest in radiology. In 1984 she returned to Cambridge to train in radiology, and was awarded the Diploma in Veterinary Radiology of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1984. In 1992 she moved to the Animal Health Trust, where she still works as Head of the Diagnostic Imaging Unit, to set up the new MRI facility.
In 1994 she became a de facto member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, and was President of the College 2006-2008. She was also President of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2000-2002.
Ruth has lectured and published widely on various aspects of small animal diagnostic imaging and is editor and co-author of a text book, Handbook of Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasound. She was honoured to receive the Blaine Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association in 2006 and the Douglas and Williamson Award from the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2012.
Her main interests are small animal MRI and radiology.