Cardiology

What is cardiology?

Veterinary cardiology specialists deal with conditions affecting the heart. Diseases affecting the heart are common in both cats and dogs, and while typically encountered in middle-aged and older animals, congenital heart disease is also relatively common, particularly in puppies. Veterinary Cardiology is a rapidly progressing discipline, with recent and ongoing advances in our knowledge allowing us to improve the quality of life and delay the onset of heart failure in pets with heart disease. With the increasing availability of newer drugs, veterinary cardiologists can also ensure that the best possible care is provided to patients with advanced heart disease. Progress and expertise in the area of interventional cardiology also allow many patients with congenital heart disease to be successfully treated. Some conditions which our cardiology specialists can help with include;

  • Mitral valve disease
  • Feline myocardial disease (commonly called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM)
  • Investigation of murmurs in puppies and kittens
  • Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA)
  • Investigation and treatment of coughing (in conjunction with our internal medicine specialists)
  • Pulmonic and (sub)aortic stenosis
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Investigation of collapse episodes
  • Arrhythmias and ECG interpretation
  • Optimisation of medication protocols for heart failure

What we do

We provide a service that allows pet owners to consult with veterinary specialists by telephone or video consultation.

We offer independent, specialist advice from the comfort of your own home and without the commitment of further tests, treatment or significant costs. During the consultation with one of our specialists, we can discuss all aspects of the pet’s condition, including options and recommendations for further investigation, the diagnosis (or potential diagnoses), potential treatment options and the likely prognosis.

How it works

It’s easy to get a specialist opinion on your pet’s condition

Online form

Request a consultation by filling out our online request form.

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Set appointment

We will contact you with an appointment date and time.

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Review documents

We collect and review all of your pet’s previous history and test results in advance of your consultation.

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Phone call or video

Your video or telephone consult takes place.

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Summary

You and your local vet receive a written summary of what was discussed during your consultation.

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