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Diagnostic Imaging

Friederike Rau

Friederike Rau


Clinician in Diagnostic Imaging

Friederike graduated from the University of Munich in Germany and worked part-time in referral practices as a locum whilst pursuing her doctoral thesis in veterinary and nuclear medicine. She stayed in research (nuclear medicine and basic immunology) for several years working at the University of Munich and UC Davis in California, where she developed a strong interest in clinical diagnostic imaging.

After returning to Germany, Friederike completed a 4 year residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Giessen, with externships at the University of Ghent and Bern. After 1.5 years at the University of Liège veterinary school in Belgium and 2.5 years at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, Friederike joined the diagnostic imaging team at Southfields in August 2018.

Friederike  enjoys all modalities of diagnostic imaging and enjoys being involved with all the different disciplines of veterinary medicine.  She loves working in a happy, friendly environment with highly qualified colleagues.

Cesar Llanos

Cesar Llanos

Ldo. Vet MRCVS

Diagnostic Imaging Intern

Cesar graduated from the University of León in September 2013. Shortly after graduation, Cesar travelled to New Zealand where he worked in a small animal first opinion practice while volunteering in a local referral hospital.

Over the following three years Cesar worked in Gourley Veterinary Surgeons, a busy first opinion practice where he became inspired by and very keen to learn more about diagnostic imaging. He then moved to Pet Medics Veterinary Surgeons, a tier 3 emergency hospital that provided out of hours care to more than 40 practices among Greater Manchester.

In March 2018, Cesar started a rotating internship at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service. My passion for radiology grew throughout my internship.

Over the last year, Cesar has been working in a emergency hospital in Cambridge while visiting different diagnostic imaging departments through the UK.

He am currently studying towards a CertAVP(VDI) at Liverpool University and working in two research projects at the University of Cambridge.

Cesar enjoys all the imaging modalities. He particulary enjoys neuroimaging and imaging the oncologic patient.

In his spare time, Cesar likes travelling, cooking, technology and board games.

Jessica Porter

Jessica Porter


Senior Imaging Nurse

Jessica is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who joined the Southfields Veterinary Specialists’ team in December 2017 as a Diagnostic Imaging Nurse. She is currently studying for her CertVNECC (a qualification designed for veterinary nurses who have an interest in extending their knowledge and understanding of small animal emergency and critical care nursing).

Jessica thoroughly enjoys diagnostic imaging, particularly CT and is also very interested in emergency and critical care medicine.

Katie Mills

Katie Mills


Imaging Nurse

Katie started her career as a veterinary care assistant and worked her way up to become a qualified veterinary nurse in 2017. Always wanting to work in a referral practice, Katie joined Southfields in April 2019. She has a keen interest in orthopaedics and radiography.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, spending time with her friends and family and taking her Bichon Frise, Tilly for lovely walks.

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