A native of New Jersey, Robyn Roberts completed her studies in ultrasonographic technology in 1996 at Elizabeth General School of Radiological Science. After passing board exams from the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers), she received her Registered diagnostic medical sonographer status (RDMS).
For the first part of her career she developed her skill set as a sonographer working in high risk obstetrics and general radiology in the human medical field. Because of her deep love for animals, in 1997 she made the transition into the veterinary field and joined forces with Mark Skeels DVM, ABVP. He was the owner of Veterinary Imaging Associates, one of the highest volume mobile ultrasound practices in the country. VIA later merged with Sound-Eklin®, one of the leading companies in imaging. During her five-year tenure with Dr. Skeels, she not only performed an average of 15-20 exams per day, but also taught at veterinary ultrasound seminars across the country. In addition she had the opportunity to play a key role in the development of one of the first comprehensive telemedicine software programs.
In 2002, the radiology department of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists hired and relocated Robyn to Houston, Texas to start a mobile service for the Houston region. She has been providing mobile ultrasound services to Houston area veterinarians for the past four years. Due to her desire to start her own business, she regretfully left GCVS in February 2006 to begin her new company Mettasound Veterinary Imaging.
PetSafe Diagnostics, LLC
Petsafe Diagnostics, LLC specializes in veterinary ultrasound imaging, providing mobile ultrasound services to small animal clinics in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and surrounding areas. We are a service organization that provides the general practioner with in-office abdominal and cardiac diagnostic testing. We provide a comprehensive, convenient service to the patient that reduces referrals and increases net operating income for the practice.
We provide complete ultrasound exams that include video clips, color flow imaging and Doppler imaging. At the completion of the ultrasound exam, all images are sent via telemedicince to board certified radiologists, cardiologists or internal medicine specialists. Along with these images, radiographs and lab work accompany the ultrasound images to complete the entire case and allow for a comprehensive diagnostic study. With a specialist interpretation, you will receive a verbal consult from the cardiologist or the internist along with a written report within 24 hours of the exam. This report includes differentials and treatment recommendations.
Jack Johnston, founder and owner of PetSafe Diagnostics, created this company with a passion for helping animals. PetSafe Diagnostics continues his legacy with extremely talented, compassionate and dedicated imaging professionals who share his vision. All of PetSafe Diagnostic’s sonographers are accredited by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, the premier national licensing agency for sonography and have undergone thorough and comprehensive training in veterinary imaging.
Linda Wogaman, RDMS
Linda Wogaman is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer through the accrediting board of the ARDMS. She graduated from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at El Centro College, Dallas, in August 1998. Her previous ultrasound experience was achieved working at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Resources Plano, and Centennial Medical Center in Frisco.
She joined Pet Safe in 2007 and loves working with all of the different breeds of animals we encounter. She is a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Jamie Simross, RDMS
Jamie grew up outside of Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Central Ohio Technical College in 1998 with an Associate’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and worked as a sonographer in the human world. Her concentration was abdominal and gynecological ultrasound, but also worked in obstetrical, surgical, and neonatal. Jamie is registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
Anna Procious, BS, RDCS
Anna has been in the veterinary ultrasound field since 2001. She began as a mobile sonographer in the Dallas area with Sound Technologies and continues to teach veterinary ultrasound with Sound-Eklin at The Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, Texas. She has experience imaging small animals and exotics. Anna graduated from Texas A&M Univeristy in 1995 and worked as a human sonographer specializing in cardiology prior to becoming a mobile sonographer. Anna is a Registered Cardiac Diagnostic Sonographer, a credential earned by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and is a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Bill Auton, RDMS
Mobile Imaging Specialist
Cell #(619) 808-2455
Bill obtained an Associates Science Degree in General Science and Cardiovascular Technology from Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA, 1998. He has eight years of imaging experience and has scanned over 2500 animals in the past 4 1/2 years. He is experienced in abdominal and vascular ultrasound as well as echocardiography and has received 40 hours of continuing education in veterinary ultrasound. He is registered in Vascular through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®). The ARDMS® is recognized internationally as the standard in human sonography credentialing. Bill provides diagnostic imaging services for the greater San Diego, CA area.
“This is a great way to help people and their pets… a win/win situation.”
Education: B.S. Animal and Dairy Sciences Auburn University 2000; DVM Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine 2004
Origin: Atlanta, Georgia
Residence: Athens, Georgia
Special Medical Interests: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Personal Interests: Yoga, reading, watching SEC Football, chasing my daughter
Credo: “Anyone who believes in Telekenesis, raise my hand” Anonymous