Jimmy Saunders received his veterinary degree from Liège in 1993. After spending one year in research on magnetic resonance imaging of the canine elbow joint, he undertook an alternative residency program in diagnostic imaging. During his training period, he gained the Certificate in Veterinary Radiology (CertVR) of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 1999, he became Diplomate of the European College of the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). Jimmy then joined the Ghent University, where he studied for a PhD on ‘Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of canine nasal aspergillosis’ (defence in 2003). In 2011 he became chair of the Study Programme Committee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and since 2015 he is Head of the Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging and Orthopaedics of Small Animals.
He is a past-President of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Jimmy co-edited, with his friend Tobias Schwarz, the first veterinary book on computed tomography of all species entitled ‘Veterinary Computed Tomography’. He has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed articles on imaging matters and has promoted 14 PhD students. Jimmy was elected as the President of EBVS in April 2017.