What training does a Veterinary Cardiologist undergo?

LAASER’s veterinary Cardiologists are board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), with a sub-specialty in cardiology and have received the DACVIM (Cardiology) credential. Cardiologists complete a three-year accredited residency program after their rotating internships and veterinary school. Cardiologists assess, diagnose, treat, and manage highly complicated conditions of the heart including congestive heart failure, diseases of heart muscle like dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hypertension and congenital heart diseases. Cardiologists are trained in the use of advanced diagnostics such as echocardiography, ECG monitoring (including Holter monitoring), pacemakers and interventional radiologic techniques (balloon valvuloplasty) to aid in the investigation and treatment of these conditions.

Diagnostics/Treatments used in Veterinary Cardiology:

Advanced diagnostics and treatments utilized in the pursuit of management of cardiac disease include:

  • Echocardiography
  • Holter ECG Monitoring
  • Continuous ECG monitoring (via telemetry)
  • Fluroscopy for interventional radiology procedures
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • And more!

Conditions Treated/Managed by Veterinary Cardiologists include:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pericardial disease
  • Cardiac neoplasia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Systemic hypertension
  • Dilated and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital cardiac conditions
  • Degenerative mitral valve disease
  • And more

We offer cardiology services one week of the month, If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Cardiologist, please call us at 323-800-VETS (8387) or submit an appointment request from the Pet Parent Portal found here Parent Portal

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