List of SAVA & KUSA Hip and Elbow Scrutineers

Posted in KUSA Canine Health Schemes


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The SAVA together with KUSA runs a national hip/elbow dysplasia certifying scheme according to guidelines set up by the FCI and International Elbow Working Group.

The grading of a dog’s (and cat’s) hips and elbows according international standards gives breeders an idea of the hip and elbow status of their dogs or cats which has to be considered when breeding these animals. Several dog breeds have specific minimum grading requirements before the dog or bitch may be bred.

The radiographs taken by your veterinarian are sent s to a veterinary radiologist, one of a group, appointed by the SAVA. These are veterinarians who are recognised as specialist radiologists by the SA Veterinary Council and some of them are also recognised as specialists by the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. These radiologists give an opinion as individuals but an appeal process is in place for those owners who wish to do so. KUSA and other breed societies will only accept certificates from the members of the panel. The panel of radiologists has a chief scrutineer who acts as liaison person between the radiologists and the SAVA as well as KUSA.

The criteria for making and submitting radiographs are very strict and are in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the international bodies. Details of the procedures can be obtained from the KUSA web site, SAVA web site under members section and from the radiologist that the veterinary practice uses.

Herewith the panel of specialist veterinary radiologists who are scrutineers certified to read hip and elbow dysplasia radiographs: 


 Dr N Cassel BSc BVSc MMedVet (Diag lm) DipECVDI    

PostNet Suite 653

Private Bag X1, The Willows, 0040

Republic of South Africa

Tel: 012 361 5335

Fax: 086 262 1529

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www.vetimagingspecialists.com


Faculty of Veterinary Science

University Pretoria

Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital

Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110

Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 12 529 8108

Only for radiographs taken at Onderstepoort which will be read by either Prof Kirberger, Dr Kafka or Dr. Le Roux


Dr U Kafka BVSc (Hons) MMedVet (DIM)

T/A Veterinary Imaging Services CC

PostNet Suite 369

Private bag X37, Lynwood Ridge, 0040

Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 76 325 3326

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Prof R M Kirberger BVSc DVSc MMedVet (Rad) DipECVDI

PostNet Suite 653

Private Bag X1, The Willows, 0040

Republic of South Africa

Tel: 012 361 5335

Fax: 086 262 1529

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www.vetimagingspecialists.com


Dr L Sweers BVSc (Hons) MMedVet (Diag Im) DipECVDI

Specialist Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Services

P O Box 60924, Pierre van Ryneveld, Pretoria, 0045

Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 82 410 9923

Fax: +27 86 693 9624

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Dr S L van Staden BVSc (Hons) MMedVet (Rad) DipECVDI

VETERINARY IMAGING PARTNER

P O Box 3073

Randgate, 1763

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Website: www.vetip.co.za

073 734 1635