Robyn Roberts, RDMS
Robyn Roberts is the founder of Mettasound Veterinary Imaging. She began her professional career in the human medical field, developing her skills as a sonographer in high-risk obstetrics and general radiology. Robyn transitioned to veterinary medicine in 1997. She was mentored by Dr. Mark Skeels DVM, ABVP, owner of Veterinary Imaging Associates – one of the first high volume mobile ultrasound practices in the country. Veterinary Imaging Associates later merged with Sound Technologies, which is now part of VCA Antech. During her five-year tenure with Dr. Skeels, Robyn taught veterinary ultrasound seminars across the country, as well as mentoring new sonographers. During this time, she had the opportunity to play a key role in the development of one of the first comprehensive telemedicine software programs.
In 2002, Robyn was recruited by the radiology department of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists and relocated from New Jersey to start a mobile service in Houston, Texas. Under the guidance of Dr. Brian Poteet DVM, DACVR, she continued to provide mobile ultrasound services, in-house scanning, and resident training for GCVS until February of 2006, when she moved to Austin and started Mettasound Veterinary Imaging. Robyn has been working exclusively in veterinary ultrasound for over 23 years and has performed well over 25,000 scans in her career.
Robyn Roberts currently lives in South Austin with a menagerie of pets and a doting husband. In her spare time she enjoys creative projects, gardening, and mountain biking. Robyn has always been active in the animal rescue community, and performs no cost and low cost services for Austin Pets Alive and Austin Animal Center. She is also a permitted wildlife rehabilitator with a special interest in opossums.
Marie Girard, RDMS
Originally from Quebec Canada, Marie has found her home in the Austin area for the past 20 years. She graduated with honors from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum at Virginia College and passed her board registry shortly after to obtain her RDMS credentialing. For the first 6 years of her career she honed her skills at Seton Williamson Hospital as a sonographer in the general radiology department performing a mix of abdominal and obstetric ultrasound studies. In 2013 she made the leap into the veterinary world by working with Oncura Partners teaching veterinarians to use ultrasound. In 2019 she came on board with Mettasound and truly enjoys working with animals and being out in the field. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son, dogs Tulip and Bert, and cat Nellie. She also has a brown belt in Kung Fu and loves to spend time outdoors.
Paige Vlcek, RDMS
Paige has 7 years experience as a Pediatric sonographer for Dell Children’s hospital and has been cross trained into veterinary sonography. She brings a wealth of medical scanning experience and has a deep love for animals. Paige practices yoga daily and loves to go hiking and spend time with her friends and family. She is originally from Louisiana and now lives in South Austin with her husband, their beautiful 5 year old little girl, and a spoiled Lab mix named Lillie.