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Jeryl Jones

Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

Office: 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 4060: Seminars and Related Topics. Senior capstone. 2015-2023
AVS 4910: Diagnostic Imaging in Animal Research. 2015-2023
AVS 4920: Undergraduate Research Applications: 2022
AVS 4000: AVS Professional Development. 2020-2023
AVS 8010: Selected Topics: Advanced Animal Physiology III. 2016
AVS 8010: Selected Topics: Advanced Laboratory Techniques. 2016
AVS 8010: Selected Topics: Web-based Anatomy Tutorial. 2017
AVS 8010: Selected Topics: Current Literature in AVS. 2018
AVS 8010: Selected Topics: Scientific Writing Principles in AFLS. 2019
AVS 8050: Seminar. 2019
AVS 8050: Current Literature in Animal Diagnostic Imaging. Fall 2020-2023
AVS 8070: Principles of Scientific Writing in AFLS. 2020-2023
AVS 8220: Special Problems: Web design for Research Applications. 2015- 2016
AVS 8220: Special Problems: Animal Diagnostic Imaging Research Applications. 2019, 2021
AVS 8910: Master’s Thesis: 2015-2021
AVS 9910: Doctoral Dissertation: 2021-2023


I am a licensed veterinarian (WV Board of Veterinary Medicine, and board-certified Veterinary Radiologist (American College of Veterinary Radiology, My additional professional appointments include the following: Director, Pre-clinical Assessment Core, SC TRIMH COBRE; Faculty Scholar, Clemson School of Health Research; Coordinator, Clemson-Glasgow FEEPASS Program; Co-Advisor, Clemson Pre-Veterinary Club; Leader, AVS One Health Research Group; Affiliated Research Professor, Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine; and Joint Appointment Professor, CU College of Veterinary Medicine.

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 primary research focuses on developing, validating, and applying these methods to help answer research questions in large animal models. Recently completed and ongoing projects have included dogs, sheep, chickens, pigs, and goats. Another area of research interest is the application of One Health approaches for answering research questions.

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 24 inch iMac with Retina 4.5K display, M3 chip with 8-core CPU and 10-core CPU, 16 gb Ram, 2 tb SSD and 1 linked 27-inch Thunderbolt high resolution display. Laboratory services 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. Open-source image analysis software programs such as Horos and 3D Slicer are 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. Training services for PIs and their students are also available.

Lab Members

Image Analysis Lab Manager: Dr. Cerano Harrison,

Extension and Outreach

Provided 48 continuing education lectures/workshops for local, regional, national, and international organizations.


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

1. Jones JC, White EE, Holladay SD, Foster JL. Anatomy of the sternum and humerus in the domestic chicken (Gallus domesticus). Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2023; 1-7.

2. Harrison C., Jones J., Bridges W., Anderson G., Ali A., & Mercuri J. (2023). Associations among computed tomographic measures of bone and muscle quality and biomechanical measures of tibiotarsal bone quality in laying hens. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 84(11), ajvr..23.05.0109.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Gamble KB, Jones J, Biddlecome A, Bridges WC. Qualitative and quantitative computed tomographic characteristics of the lumbosacral spine in German Shepherd military working dogs with versus without lumbosacral pain. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. 2020 July; 38:33-55. doi: Winner of the JVEB Early Career Scientist Award.

8. Dragicevich CJ (graduate student), Jones JC, Bridges W, Dunn H. Computed Tomographic Measures of Funnel-Shaped Lumbar Vertebral Canal and Articular Process Dysplasia Malformations Differ Between German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois Military Working Dogs. Front Vet Sci. 2020;7:275. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00275. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32528984; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7266950.

9. Dodd T, Jones J, Holásková I, Mukherjee M. Behavioral problems may be associated with multilevel lumbosacral stenosis in military working dogs. J Vet Behav. 2020 Jan-Feb;35:8-13. Epub 2019 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 32477020; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7259540.

10. Jones JC, Kimmett KL, Sharp JL, Sanders SR, Wilmoth TA. CT measures of lumbosacral paraspinal muscle size are not correlated with CT measures of lumbosacral stability in military working Labrador Retrievers.


Dr. Jones' Publications
AVS One Health Research Group
Small Animal Clinical Sciences, VMCVM
CU College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
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