- About VIRRS


Supporting veterinary general practitioners

Veterinary Intraoral Radiology Reading Services (VIRRS) was created to support veterinary general practitioners in their pursuit of dentistry and oral surgical excellence.   Veterinary Dentistry requires properly interpreted diagnostic intraoral radiographs to determine an accurate treatment plan.   As with standard radiographic images, the support of expert clinicians to assist you in interpretation of your diagnostic radiographs can be an indispensable asset to your veterinary practice. The clinical examination findings and photographs can be interpreted along with the intraoral radiographs for a comprehensive assessment and treatment recommendations.

Our Principles

To provide intraoral radiographic reading services for general veterinary practitioners, complementing and supporting dentistry and oral surgery services by elevating awareness of oral disease and pathology in canine and feline patients through the proper use and interpretation of intraoral radiographs.

To create and build the premier canine and feline intraoral radiograph reading service with a focus on clinical support and education of the referring veterinarian while providing a balanced, healthy, supportive and open working culture that promotes personal and professional growth for all members of the Veterinary Intraoral Radiology Reading Services (VIRRS) Team.

  • Provide support and service to our team, clients, and colleagues with integrity, honesty, reliability, and trustworthiness.
  • With courage and stewardship, foster elevation of intraoral radiology awareness and the increased utilization of intraoral radiography in the delivery of veterinary dental and oral surgical services across the United States of America.
  • Be efficient, effective, and meticulous in the delivery of services.
  • Direct, open communication is supported and encouraged within and amongst the VIRRS team without fear of reprisal.

Meet Our Doctors

Our Boarded Veterinary Dental Specialists are uniquely prepared to assist you in interpretation of your intraoral radiographs.   The doctors that provide our radiology reading services are not only Diplomates of the American Veterinary Dental College, but all of us have worked in general practice, on the front lines of veterinary dentistry.   This uniquely positions our dental specialists to help you because we have been in the position of the general practitioner and faced the same challenges you face on a daily basis.     We have also worked on the private specialty and referral side, taking your referrals and assisting with the care of your patients in addition to academic veterinary specialty practice.   This results in a well-rounded report for you that is based in the best evidenced-based medicine we can provide to be used in the world of general practice.

Our doctors work to maintain the most current knowledge base.   At all levels and aspects of veterinary medicine, the learning process never ends.   They are working actively in the realm of continuing education, providing continuing educational services across the US and the world.   They also work in referral practice, but we still remain available to provide a rapid response to your need for radiographic interpretation.

Let us assist you in raising the level of excellence you provide to your clients.

Dr. Alice Sievers
Dr. Alice SieversDVM, Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, Board Certified Veterinary Dentist™
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Dr. Kevin Stepaniuk
Dr. Kevin StepaniukDVM, FAVD, Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, Board Certified Veterinary Dentist™
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