Jeryl Jones

Director, Pre-clinical Assessment Core, SC TRIMH COBRE
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

Office: Room 140 Poole Agricultural Center
Phone: 864-656-2142
Fax: 864-656-3131

Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Residency/Ph.D. Veterinary Radiology/Biomedical Sciences
Auburn University 1995

D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia 1982

B.S. Pre-Professional Studies (Zoology)
Clemson University 1980

 Courses Taught

AVS 8050: Current Literature in Animal Diagnostic Imaging. Fall, 2020-present
AVS 8070: Principles of Scientific Writing in AFLS. Fall, 2020-present


I am a licensed veterinarian (WV Board of Veterinary Medicine, and board-certified Veterinary Radiologist (American College of Veterinary Radiology, Current appointments include the following:
Consultant, Translational Imaging Core, SC BioCRAFT COBRE
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
CUSHR Scholar, Clemson School of Health Research
Affiliated Research Professor, Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Radiology Consultant, Clemson Office of Animal Resources
Advisor, Clemson Pre-veterinary Program
co-Advisor, Clemson Pre-Veterinary Club
Leader, AVS One Health Research Group
Coordinator, Clemson-Glasgow FEEPASS Program

 Research Interests

Diagnostic imaging techniques such as radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography are non-destructive methods for qualitatively and quantitatively characterizing internal structures and pathology in animals. My research focuses on developing, validating, and applying these methods to help answer research questions for a variety of animal species. Recently completed and ongoing projects have included dogs, sheep, chickens, pigs, and goats.

The AVS Image Analysis Laboratory is located in the Poole Agricultural Center on the Clemson University main campus. The lab has restricted key access and is equipped with radiographic viewboxes, a password-protected iMac image analysis workstation, Lacie 6gb external hard drive, 2 dedicated Ethernet ports, and a battery backup system with surge protection. Image analysis workstation hardware consists of a 27 inch iMac with Retina 5K display, 32GB memory upgrade, 3TB fusion drive, 4.0 GHz quad-core Intel core i7, and 2 linked 27-inch Thunderbolt high resolution displays. Laboratory capabilities include qualitative assessments of imaging findings consistent with pathology; quantitative assessments of diameter, area, volume, density, echogenicity, and signal intensity; and analyses of repeatability, reliability, accuracy, and diagnostic sensitivity. Bone calibration phantoms are available for converting radiographic opacity to aluminum equivalents and converting CT density to hydroxyapatite bone mineral density. Horos software is available for analysis of DICOM format images. Adobe Photoshop software is available for analysis of tiff, jpeg, an PNG format images. Secure cloud storage and restricted sharing of research image data are available through Clemson Box and Clemson Secure Box.

 Lab Members

Image Analysis Lab Manager: Cerano Harrison,

 Extension and Outreach

Provided 47 continuing education lectures for local, regional, national, and international organizations.


Most recent publications (See link below for full listing):

Harrison C, Jones J, Bridges W, Anderson G, Ali A, Mercuri J. Associations among computed tomographic measures of bone and muscle quality and biomechanical measures of tibiotarsal bone quality in laying hens. Am J Vet Res 2023 (in press).

Harrison C, Jones J, Bridges W, Ali A. Intraobserver repeatability for a standardized protocol to quantify keel bone damage in laying hens using discrete and continuous radiographic measures. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2023; 64: 393-401.

Wise R, Jones J, Werre S, Aguirre M. The prevalence of sacroiliac joint CT and MRI findings is high in large breed dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2022; 63: 739– 748.

Jones, J, Harrison C, Harbold A, Bridges W, Mercuri J. Open-source image analysis software yields reproducible MRI measures of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration in sheep models. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2021; 62: 568– 572.

Carnevale M, Jones J, Li G, Sharp J, Olson K, Bridges W. Computed tomographic evaluation of the sacroiliac joints of young Labrador retrievers of various work status groups: detected lesions vary among the different groups and finite element analyses of the static pelvis yields repeatable measures of sacroiliac joint strain. Front. Vet. Sci. 2020; 7:528. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00528.


Dr. Jones' Publications
One Health Research Group