Julian Arroyave

Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre  Team
Veterinary Specialist
Diagnostic Imaging
Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre  Team

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Dr. Arroyave graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Antioquia in Colombia in 2006. He then pursued further specialty training and graduated as Medical Specialist in Small Animals in 2013. Dr. Arroyave completed the National Examining Board of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program of the American Veterinary Medical Association which allowed him to practice veterinary medicine in Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand. After moving to Canada, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic/Referral Centre (VEC) in Toronto in 2014. Dr. Arroyave worked for a couple of years as an emergency clinician in a private practice in Regina, SK. In 2017, he finished a Radiology Internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2017, he was admitted into a Radiology Residency program at Auburn University in Alabama, USA where in 2020 he finished it along with his Master's in sciences. Dr. Arroyave is glad to be back in Canada, his "adoptive country" to provide veterinary radiology and diagnostic imaging services to the community of Calgary and Alberta in general.

In his spare time, Dr. Arroyave likes to enjoy life with his wife Karen, his cats Tango, Bamboo and Jazz, playing bass guitar, attending concerts (yeah, he a is big time metal head), and cruising around riding his motorcycle.
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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging encompasses the disciplines of radiography, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy and three-dimensional imaging (computerized tomography, or CT, and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Images acquired using these technologies are used to help differentiate normal from abnormal anatomy and to help determine the cause of disease. When correlated with your pet's concerns, it allows for the creation of individualized recommendations to help expedite your pet's recovery.

Imaging studies may be recommended by one of our veterinarians during your pet's stay at our hospital.  Alternatively, if your family veterinarian wishes to refer you in, you can schedule an outpatient appointment.  Our team of highly trained radiologists, associate veterinarians and technicians will perform the necessary diagnostic and report the findings back to your veterinarian such that he/she can create a plan for your pet.

Digital radiography, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy and computerized tomography are offered on-site. We can help arrange for off-site magnetic resonance imaging if it is indicated.

Our Diagnostic Imaging Team

Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre

1802 10 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T3C 0J8

Main: 403-770-1340

Fax: 403-770-1344

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm

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