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.