Radiation Safety Training

Course Description

Course Description

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center teaches  a radiology safety course that could be used to fulfill the state of Nebraska requirement that all non-licensed hospital staff participating in procurement of radiological images must complete an 8 hour state approved Radiation Safety Training Course.

Topics covered include:

  • regulation and licensing

  • dosimetry

  • radiation SOPs

  • anatomy of a x-ray machine

  • radiation safety

  • positioning

  • diagnostic imaging options


Upon completion of this 8-hour course your non-licensed team members will be able to participate in procurement of radiology studies. Breakfast & Lunch Provided.

COVID-19 Policy

Everyone’s safety remains a top priority. Each VCA hospital has health and safety protocols in place based on health care best practices and based on CDC recommendations. You may attend our Radiology Safety training unless you are sick or medically quarantined. If you are sick or have a temperature of 100.2 F or greater you will not be able to attend the course. ​​Please note that movement through out our facility will be limited to the radiology suite, conference rooms, and designated restrooms.

  • When arriving at our facility please use the conference room door (not the main entrance) . 

  • All persons entering our hospitals must wear a medical grade face covering at all times. We can provide these for you at the door when you arrive. Cloth masks of any kind are not permitted in our facility. 

  • You will be asked COVID screen questions upon your arrival and undergo a temperature screening. If you answer yes to any of the screening questions or have a temperature greater than 100.2F we will schedule for the next available class 14 days from that date.

  • If you have traveled by mass transit (ie. plane or train) within the last 14 days you will not be permitted in the building.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe while continuing to offer educational opportunities for our community.

Course Instructor

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Sharon Schrad, BS, LVT, CPhT

Dispensary Technician

​Sharon was born and raised in Columbus, NE. She grew up on an acreage where her family cared for every species  imaginable, from pigeons to horses. She holds an Associates of Applied Science in Animal Science and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. In addition to being a Licensed Veterinary Technician she is also a Certified Pharmacy Technician.


Sharon has had an extensive career in veterinary medicine. She has worked in primary care, specialty, emergency and also as a professor in a veterinary technology program.  Currently, Sharon works as the dispensary and laboratory supervisor for VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center. In this role she over sees all aspects of the dispensary and lab including preparation for USP800.

Sharon is married and has two children. Her free time is spent following the Huskers and Blue Jays and spending  time with her extended family.