WA Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Imaging Team


Dr Justin Cardwell, BSc, BVMS, DACVR

Registered Specialist, Radiology

Dr. Justin Cardwell obtained his BSc & BVMS degrees, with honors, from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia in 2010. After obtaining his veterinary degree, he moved to Far North Queensland where he worked in general practice before completing a small animal rotating internship and certificate in small animal clinical studies at the University of Sydney. Dr. Cardwell then moved abroad to the USA to pursue his passion in diagnostic imaging via a radiology residency at Cornell University, New York. Dr. Justin Cardwell obtained board-certification with the American College of Veterinary Radiology in September 2016. Upon board certification Dr Cardwell worked as a specialist veterinary radiologist in a large multispecialty private practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Dr Cardwell recently moved home to Perth and joined the WAVES team in January 2018. He currently cites his clinical interests as neuroimaging and abdominal ultrasound. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, relaxing on the beach, diving, and fishing.



Registered Specialist, Radiology

I grew up on a large cattle and sheep property in Queensland and when I got into vet school my father decided we would muster on horseback rather than motorbikes to ensure I would become some sort of large animal vet. His plan let him down when he got me to pregnancy test a mob of wild first-calf heifers in a race, and after being kicked by every one of them I decided small animal work was the way to go. After graduating I worked in Australia and the United Kingdom before deciding to specialise in radiology. I did the ANZCVS membership exams in radiology and then worked as a clinical instructor at Queensland University before moving to James Cook University in Townsville where I was section head for several years. During this time I spent 6 months in the USA at Oklahoma State University. When my husband decided to give up flying Blackhawk helicopters we were able to move to Melbourne where I did a residency at Melbourne University, and following this I took up a Senior Lectureship at Murdoch University and then on to WAVES in 2017. At WAVES I enjoy working as part of a team to provide the best possible care for our patients. I’m most interested in thoracic imaging such as echocardiography and thoracic CT, and CT contrast studies. In my spare time I enjoy getting out for weekends to Rottnest on our boat and going on mountain-biking adventures with the family.