Cardiology Pet Care in Burlington
While many problems can be diagnosed and treated by primary care veterinarians, some conditions such as heart problems require specialized diagnostics and care to optimize outcomes for your pet's health.
At Burlington Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital, our board-certified cardiologist is trained to diagnose and treat cardiovascular (heart and vessels) diseases in pets.
This includes such disorders as congestive heart failure, degenerative valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, cardiac tumors, and systemic hypertension.
Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologists
A veterinary cardiologist is a specialist with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the heart and circulatory system of animals.
Evaluation of Heart Conditions
The cardiologist will perform a complete and thorough physical examination of your pet. Based on these initial findings, additional tests will be discussed and conducted to identify specific issues.
They will also review your animal’s health history and current medications. Depending on your pet's condition, diagnostic testing may include:
- Radiographic Evaluation
- Blood Pressure Measurement