John Mattoon DVM, Diplomate ACVR
Head of Radiology
Dr. John Mattoon graduated from the Washington-Oregon-Idaho (WOI) Program
in Veterinary Medicine in 1984, attending both Oregon State and Washington
State Universities. Following two years as a small animal practitioner in
Portland, Oregon, he began a radiology residency at the University of
California, Davis, earning Diplomate status in the American College of
Veterinary Radiology in 1989.
Dr. Mattoon worked as a specialist in the San Francisco area before
beginning his academic career at Oregon State University in 1991. In 1997 he
moved to Atlantic Canada to serve as an Associate Professor at the Atlantic
Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island. He joined The Ohio State
University in 1999, where he served as the section head of radiology until
his return to Washington State University in the summer of 2006.
Dr. Mattoon has been an advocate for the advancement of veterinary imaging
sciences through teaching, service and research. He has been honored with
three Norden Distinguished Teaching Awards, The Merck AgVet Award for
Creativity, and a Faculty Clinical Teaching Award presented by residents
from Ohio State in 2006. Since his arrival at WSU, he has been honored
multiple times as a Wescott Clincal Teaching Scholar and a Newbrey Teaching
Scholar. He has mentored more than 20 radiology residents and has
contributed to the training of numerous other residents in multiple
disciplines. Dr. Mattoon has served the American College of Veterinary
Radiology in various positions for many years, including the Presidency in
2006. He is currently the ACVR Examination Director and serves as the
director of WSU's radiology residency program.
Dr. Mattoon's research interests are broad and include the entire spectrum
of imaging modalities. While enjoying all aspects of clinical radiology, Dr.
Mattoon is perhaps best known for his interest in diagnostic ultrasound. He
is co-editor and author of the textbook Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound,
published in several foreign languages. Dr. Mattoon has over 70 scientific
publications, has contributed chapters to several veterinary textbooks, and
has had the privilege of presenting at over 100 veterinary meetings
throughout the world.