Aitor Gallastegui Menoyo

Aitor Gallastegui Menoyo,

Clinical Ast.Professor, Diagnostic Imaging

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4409
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About Aitor Gallastegui Menoyo

Aitor Gallastegui, LV, MSc is a clinical assistant professor of veterinary medicine in the division of diagnostic imaging at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Gallastegui completed his veterinary degree at the Veterinary College of the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Following several years of practice at an equine referral hospital he completed a rotating internship and a Masters degree in equine pulmonary neurolectrostimulation at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph (ON, Canada) and a residency program in veterinary diagnostic imaging at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY.

Dr Gallastegui’s clinical interests include the use of advanced diagnostic imaging modalities with particular interest in CT, MRI, and ultrasonography, and the use of image guided minimally invasive procedures. He believes strongly in performing individualized diagnostic imaging studies tailored to optimize the treatment needs of each patient.

Professional affiliations include American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR), CT/MRI society, Veterinary Ultrasound society, and Spanish Association of Specialized Veterinarians (AVEDE).


Joy Lindvik Memorial Scholarship
2012 · University of Guelph (Canada)
Nominated for Joan O'Brien Research Award
2012 · The Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society
UGIS Award
2012 · University of Guelph (Canada)
ERASMUS (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students)
2001 · University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Veterinary and Agronomy Excellence Award
2001 · University of Rio Cuarto (Argentina)
College of Veterinary Excellence Scholarship (1)
1999 · University of Zaragoza (Spain)
College of Veterinary Excellence Scholarships (2)
1998 · University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Ruta Quetzal Argentaria International Scholarship
1995 · UNESCO and Government of Spain

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    American College of Veterinary Radiology

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Computed tomography
  • MRI in fracture detection
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neuroelectrical stimulation of airways


Description of ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block technique and evaluation of injectate spread in canine cadavers.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 47(2):249-258 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.12.005. [PMID] 32014397.
Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block in canine cadavers: relevant anatomy and injectate distribution.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 47(2):229-237 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.10.005. [PMID] 31980367.
What is your Diagnosis: Vertebral Lymphoma in a Dog
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
MRI has limited agreement with CT in the evaluation of vertebral fractures of the canine trauma patient.
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 60(5):533-542 [DOI] 10.1111/vru.12785. [PMID] 31309654.
Portal vein aplasia in a miniature pig
Ultrasonography of the equine tarsus
. 53(1):36-47
Ultrasonography of the equine carpus
. 52(3):24-36
Volumetric and Linear Measurements of Lung Tumor Burden From Non-Gated Micro-Ct Imaging Correlate With Histological Analysis in a Genetically Engineered Mouse Model of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Laboratory Animals. 52(5):457-469 [DOI] 10.1177/0023677218756457.
Normal and neoplastic tissues with partial Hus1 impairment show hypersensitivity to cisplatin in vivo
Gelatinous marrow transformation and hematopoietic atrophy in a miniature horse stallion.
Veterinary pathology. 48(2):451-5 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985810375242. [PMID] 20587692.
. [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.08.003.
. [DOI] 10.2460/javma.258.1.80.
. [DOI] 10.5326/jaaha-ms-7088.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
VEM5203 Pnt Care Clin Skill 3
VEM5261 Diagnostic Radiology
VEM5884 Veterinary Ultrasound
VEM5783 Core Clk Radiology
VEM5181 Radiol Tech W/Lab
VEM5204 Pnt Care Clin Skill 4
VEM5883 Senior Clk Radiology
VEM5264 Lg An Radiol/Ultra

Contact Details

(352) 294-4409

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