The Cardiology Service provides specialist care primarily to dogs and cats with heart and lung disease. It is run by a number of internationally-recognised, specialist veterinarians who are supported by a team of highly trained nursing staff. The cardiology team are able to provide an excellent standard of patient care within a multi-disciplinary hospital, ensuring all the needs of our patients are met.
The service accepts referrals from both general practitioners and veterinary cardiologists. We are able to provide advanced diagnostic procedures (e.g. Doppler echocardiography, computed tomography etc.) and treatments including surgical (e.g. pacemaker implantation) and medical management of various heart conditions (e.g. DC cardioversion). We welcome all types of cardiology and respiratory cases including, but not limited to:
- Investigation of heart murmurs in dogs and cats.
- Investigation of exercise intolerance or collapse.
- Investigation of cough or breathing abnormalities.
- Treatment of congestive heart failure.
- Investigation (with digital ECG, Telemetry, Holter monitoring and Reveal Linq devices where needed) and treatment of arrhythmias (including DC cardioversion).
- Pacemaker implantation.
- Minimally-invasive cardiac catheterisation procedures for congenital heart disease including: Amplatz canine duct occlusion (ACDO) of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), Balloon valvuloplasty of pulmonic stenosis.
- Heart testing (breed screening) of both dogs and cats for congenital or acquired heart disease.
- Management of pericardial disease.
Calling for Great Danes to screen for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
We have funding from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and the Great Dane Breed Council to screen Great Danes for DCM, by Echocardiography (in dogs of 4 years or older) and Holter monitoring (in dogs over 12 months of age), including cardiac biomarkers. Please contact the cardiology team to discuss whether your Dane or your client’s Great Dane may be a suitable candidate.
Calling for dogs with Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
There is limited funding to cover costs of echocardiography and Holter monitoring for dogs we are able to recruit to a study investigating whether good heart rate control leads to better quality of life and outcome in dogs with AF.
Further details of this study can be found here:
To refer to this service please visit our Vet Referral page.