Valley Veterinary Cardiology

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Comprehensive Cardiac Physical Examinations

Comprehensive Cardiac Physical Examinations

A cardiology consultation starts with a thorough review of your pet’s medical history and your primary care veterinarian’s existing test results. We will perform a full physical exam on your pet to determine the cardiac condition as well as any other comorbidities.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Monitoring blood pressure is a noninvasive way to assess if your pet has systemic hypertension.

Electrocardiography (ECG) and Holter/Event Monitors

An ECG (EKG) allows us to evaluate your pet’s heart rhythm. ECGs are diagnostic in cases of electrical disturbances (arrhythmias or dysrhythmias), which can cause symptoms such as fainting, weakness and shortness of breath.

Holter and event monitors are ECG units that can monitor your pet’s heart rhythm while he or she is at home. The Holter is typically worn for 24 -ours so we can assess if any abnormal rhythms are associated with your pet’s clinical signs (collapsing, weakness, etc.).

Electrocardiography (ECG) and Holter/Event Monitors

Thoracic Radiography

A thoracic radiography, also known as a chest x-ray, is important in evaluating the size and shape of the heart, great arteries, primary lung disease and fluid in the lungs (congestive heart failure).

Thoracic Radiography             Thoracic Radiography 


An echocardiogram is a comprehensive ultrasound to look at all the chambers of and blood flow through the heart – providing a definitive answer to your pet’s cardiac condition. This test is noninvasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Echocardiography      Echocardiography      Echocardiography

Medical Treatment of Cardiac or respiratory disease

Working together with your primary care veterinarian we can determine the appropriate treatment plan to help alleviate clinical signs of cardiac or respiratory disease and help maintain a positive quality of life for your pet.

Minimally-Invasive Cardiac Intervention

Minimally-Invasive Cardiac Intervention

These cardiac procedures are performed to assess acquired or congenital heart disease:

  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus Embolization
  • Pulmonic Stenosis Reduction with Balloon Valvuloplasty  

Cardiac Screening Clinic

We perform these clinics that are organized through breeders and clubs in order to screen for congenital and acquired heart disease.