Cardiology

Guardian Veterinary Specialists understands how difficult it is for owners to face the diagnosis of a heart condition in a beloved pet. But we have some good news to share: Many heart conditions can be successfully managed. Veterinary medical science and technology are continually moving forward and today we have more options for maintaining the health of our pet cardiac patients for a longer period of time.

Our cardiology team stays on top of new medical developments to offer methods for improving and prolonging the lives of pets living with heart conditions. If the family’s primary care veterinarian detects an abnormality that needs further evaluation, such as an extra heart sound, heart murmur or irregular heartbeat, the pet may be referred to Guardian Veterinary Specialists for specialty care.

Our board-certified veterinary cardiologist has completed many years of academic and clinical training to achieve his specialist credentials. He evaluates and treats dogs and cats with the following symptoms of heart disease:

  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Collapse
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Exercise intolerance

We provide the following cardiology services and treatments:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Angiography
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac CT
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus Occlusion
  • Pericardiocentesis