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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


Abby graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 2001 and during five years in a busy small animal practice, developed an interest in radiology and ultrasound, and gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.  Abby returned to Cambridge in 2006 to undertake a Residency program in Diagnostic Imaging, and gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2009. Abby is an RCVS Fellow, and European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, interested in all aspects of imaging.

Alongside current research in feline biliary imaging, she combines in clinic referral imaging work at Dick White Referrals with teleradiology work, teaching and training residents and interns, and teaching general practitioners and nurses with an interest in imaging. She has generated many peer reviewed papers in veterinary diagnostic imaging, authored several book chapters, served on the ECVDI board and examination committee and is a past Chair of EAVDI BID.


Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, with a specific interest in feline hepatobiliary imaging, MRI, musculoskeletal imaging and imaging in trauma


Key publications: 
  1. Alvites, R., Caine A., Cherubini GB., Varejão ASP., and Maurício AC. The olfactory bulb in companion animals – anatomy and clinical importance. Brain Sciences (2023) 13(5)713,
  2. Cooper-Jones, G.M., Cherubini G.B., Llabres-Diaz, F., Caine A., de Stefani, A. A case series of 37 surgically managed paraplegic deep pain negative French Bulldogs with thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusions, from two English referral centres. Vet Record Open (2023)
  3. De Freitas, M.I., Vettorato., E., Sacrpante, E., Cherubini, G.B. and Caine, A. Retrospctive Preliminary Assessment of routine follow up low field magnetic resonance imaging in dogs presumptively diagnosed with discospondylitis. Frontiers in Veterinary Science (2022) 9:880038
  4. Scalia, Bruno; Caine, Abby, Pittaway, Rachel and Cherubini, Giunio Bruto. Feline Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: seven cases of hippocampal and piriform lobe necrosis in England and literature review. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. doi: 10.1177/1098612X211035049.
  5. Foteini Kormpou, Olivier Taeymans, Shanti Lucie Esmieu, Ariadna Ribas, Abby Caine Two cases illustrating computed tomographic features distinguishing an accessory lung lobe mass from a caudal mediastinal origin. Vet Record case reports (2021)
  6. Max Foreman, Enzo Vettorato, Abby Caine, Paola Monti, Giunio Bruto Cherubini, Salih Eminaga. Serum C-reactive protein in dogs with paraplegia secondary to acute intervertebral disc extrusion. JVIM (2021)
  7. Laura Muniz Moris, Giunio Bruto Cherubini, Abby Caine.  Low-field magnetic resonance imagingfindings in 18 dogs with presumed optic neuritis. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 7:7585828 (2021)
  8. Miroslav Prikryl, Abby Caine, Viktor Palus. Transient Postural Vestibulo-cerebellar Syndrome in 3 dogs with presumed cerebellar hypoplasia. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 7:453 (2020)
  9. Maria Ines de Freitas, Daniel Housley, Abby Caine, Emilie Fauchon, Kerstin Baker, Davide Corbetta, Giunio Cherubini. Myelopathy secondary to an intramedullary arteriovenous malformation in a mature dog. JVIM 2020
  10. Thomas Anderson, Franciso Llabres Diaz, Abby Caine, Rachel Miller, Darren Barnes. Cystoscopic-guided laser ablation of an ectopic ureterocoele in a female dog. JAAHA 56:280-84 (2020)
  11. Emilie Hanot, Guinio Bruto Cherubini, Valeria Café Marcal, Abby Caine. MRI features of solitary vertebral masses in dogs: 20 cases (2010-2019). JAAHA 57:189-198 (2021)
  12. Emilie Hanot, David Williams, Abby Caine. Traumatic Orbital ligament avulsion diagnosed with cross sectional imaging in three dogs. Vet Record Case reports 8:1:1143 (2020)
  13. Caine, A., Brash, R., De Risio, L., Van Dijk, J., Bruto Cherubini, G. and Dennis, R. Magnetic resonance imaging in 30 cats with traumatic brain injury (J. Feline Med. Surg. 1–9. 2018). 
  14. Francesca de Strobel, Viktor Palus, Abby Caine, Brian Summers, Giunio Bruto Cherubini. Focal space occupying cervical granulomatous meningomyelitis in a dog. Journal of veterinary science and medical diagnosis. 2018, 7:4:
  15. Pablo Perez Lopez, Roberta Rasotto, Abby Caine, Giunio Bruto Cherubini. Malignant melanoma with central nervous system involvement in a dog treated with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Vet Record Case reports (2017) e000570. doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2017-000570
  16. Daniel Housley, Abby Caine, Giunio Cherubini, Olivier Taeymans. Evaluation of T2-weighted versus short tau inversion recovery in the identification and localization of canine intervertebral disc extrusion with low field magnetic resonance imaging. Veterinary radiology and ultrasound 58:4:433-443 (2017)
  17. Joy Fenner, Abby Caine, Jon Wray, Simon Tappin. Repeated arterial chemoembolization in a dog with an unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Vet Rec. Case Reports 5 (2) e000445 (2017)
  18. Elena Scarpante, Viktor Palus, Brian Summers, Abby Caine and Giunio Bruto Cherubini. Imaging diagnosis – Magnetic resonance imaging of intracranial inflammatory fibrosarcoma in a mixed breed dog. Veterinary radiology and ultrasound 57:1:E5-9 (2016)
  19. Matiasovic, M; Caine, A; Scarpante, E; Cherubini, GB.Imagine Diagnosis – Craniomandibular osteopathy in an Airedale terrier: MR findings. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 57:3:E27-29 (2016)
  20. Yanai, H; Tapia Nieto, R; Cherubini, GB; Caine, A. Results of magnetic resonance imaging performed within 48 hours of known head trauma and association with outcome: 18 cases. JAVMA  246:1222-1229 (2015)
  21. Tapia Nieto, R; Cherubini, GB; Jakoveljvic, S; Caine, A.  Magnetic resonance findings and outcome in 10 cats with suspected traumatic spondylomyelopathy. Flemish Veterinary Journal 2015
  22. Bazelle J, Caine A, Palus V, Summers BA, Cherubini GB. MRI characteristics of fourth ventricle arachnoid diverticula in five dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2015
  23. Feline ischaemic myelopathy and encephalopathy secondary to hyaline arteriopathy in five cats. Rylander H, Eminaga S, Pauls V, Steinberg H, Caine A, Summers B, Gehrke J, West C, Fox P, Donovan T and Cherubini G. JFMS 16:10:832-39 (2014)
  24. Woodbridge N, Martinoli S Cherubini GB Caine A Nelissen P White R. Omentalisation in the treatment of sublumbar abscessation: long term outcome in 10 dogs. Vet Rec 175:24:625 (2014)
  25. Furtado, R; Caine, AR; Herrtage, M: Diagnostic value of MRI in dogs with inflammatory nasal disease JSAP 55:7:359-63 (2014)
  26. Trinterud T, Nelissen P, Caine AR, White RA. Mediastinectomy for management of chronic pyogranulomatous pleural disease in dogs Vet Rec. 2014 Jun 14;174(24):607
  27. Scarpante E, Palus V, Summers BA, Caine A, Cherubini GB Vacuolar meningioma: a new and rare variant of canine meningioma. Vet Rec. 2013 Nov 23;173(20):502
  28. Ricardo Fernandes, Giunio Bruto Cherubini, Abby Caine, Viktor Palus Magnetic resonance findings in a domestic short-hair cat with presumptive mucopolysaccharidosis Vet Rec Case Rep 2013;1:1
  29. Rousset N, Holmes MA, Caine A, Dobson J, Herrtage ME Clinical and low-field MRI characteristics of injection site sarcoma in 19 cats. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2013 Nov-Dec;54(6):623-9
  30. Eminaga S, Cherubini GB, Villiers E, Targett M, Caine A STIR muscle hyperintensity in the cervical muscles associated with inflammatory spinal cord disease of unknown origin. J Small Anim Pract. 2013 Mar;54(3):137-42
  31. Major AC, Caine A, Rodriguez SB, Cherubini GB Imaging diagnosis--magnetic resonance imaging findings in a dog with sequential brain infarction. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 Sep-Oct;53(5):576-80
  32. Piola V, Posch B, Aghte P, Caine A, Herrtage ME. Radiographic characterization of the os penis in the cat. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2011 May-Jun;52(3):270-2
  33. Caine A, Agthe P, Posch B, Herrtage M Sonography of the soft tissue structures of the canine tarsus. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2009 May-Jun;50(3):304-8.
  34. Agthe P, Caine AR, Posch B, Herrtage ME Ultrasonographic appearance of jejunal lymph nodes in dogs without clinical signs of gastrointestinal disease. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2009 Mar-Apr;50(2):195-200
  35. Agthe P, Caine AR, Gear RNA, Dobson J, Richardson K, Herrtage, ME. Prognostic significance of specific magnetic resonance feature in canine nasal tumours treated by radiotherapy JSAP 2009 50: 641-8
  36. Caine A Practical approach to digital radiography In Practice 2009 31:334-9
  37. Caine AR, Herrtage ME, Ladlow JF Imaging diagnosis--ear canal distension following external auditory canal atresia. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2008 May-Jun;49(3):267-9



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Feline Hepatobiliary Imaging
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