Veterinary cardiology, just like human cardiology, is a specialty in medicine that focuses on diseases that affect the heart and lungs. Congenital, valvular, pericardial, and myocardial (muscular) cardiac diseases are common among our pets and often go undetected until the disease is in advanced stages. Early and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of heart disease is essential for the best prognosis and quality of life for your pet.
The Cardiology Team at Regional is trained to perform advanced non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostics to evaluate your pet for underlying cardiovascular disease. Many cardiac diseases can be diagnosed with a simple non-invasive echocardiogram which uses ultrasound to view the structure and function of the heart. However, for more complex cardiovascular disease, advanced color flow Doppler, vascular contrast studies, nuclear cardiovascular medicine, and Holter Monitoring may be needed and is performed at Regional Cardiology.
The following are some of the frequent heart conditions that are diagnosed and treated at Regional Cardiology:
Veterinary Cardiologists have undergone several years of advanced training beyond veterinary medical school. Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologists must complete an internship and residency program, as well as passing extensive examinations. Only then can they be referred to as "Diplomats" of that college. Meet our Veterinary Cardiologist here.