Cardiology

Provided by CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets

Both dogs and cats hide outward signs of heart disease and typically do not appear sick until they are in a crisis situation. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment by a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, before heart disease becomes symptomatic or life threatening, are key to your pet living a longer, healthier life.

Why CVCA


  • History: Founded in 1987, we see over 19,000 patients per year
  • Doctor training and experience: We have the largest practice of board-certified veterinary cardiologists. ACVIM credentials reflect 3-5+ years of cardiac-specific training for board-certified cardiologists.
  • Exceptional, compassionate service: Over 99% of our clients would recommend us to a friend or family member.
  • We believe partnership and collaboration with primary care veterinarians allows optimal outcome and care.
  • Exceptional value. A full initial cardiac consultation includes the following:
    • Complete review of medical records, history, lab work and radiographs
    • Blood pressure
    • Echocardiogram, performed by board certified cardiologists
    • Owners accompany their pet for echocardiogram
    • Accurate and immediate diagnosis
    • Unlimited time for one-on-one discussion and questions during and after the
      consultation at no additional cost
  • Flexibility in payment options.
  • Leading-edge diagnostics and treatments:
    • CVCA doctors have extensive training in the proper techniques and interpretations of echocardiograms and other cardiac diagnostics - resulting in
      higher accuracy in imaging and measurements for the best chance of successful treatment for patients.
    • Utilize the Philips Epiq 5C echocardiography machine - maximizes the latest technology and software for accurate measurements and images and geared for the higher heart rates of our pets.
  • Patients with congestive heart failure live 75% longer when co-managed by a board-certified veterinary cardiologist and primary care veterinarian.
    • Impact of collaborative care on survival time for dogs with congestive heart failure and revenue for attending primary care veterinarians. CVCA’s Bonnie K. Lefbom, DVM, Diplomate (Cardiology) and Neal K. Peckens, DVM, Diplomate (Cardiology) (JAVMA 2016; 249:72-76)

 


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