Our board-certified veterinary cardiologist at Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists specializes in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular (heart and vessels) disease in animals.
What is veterinary cardiology?
While your family veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems very well, for some conditions your pet will need specialized diagnostics and treatment to get the best possible prognosis and outcomes.
Our board-certified cardiologist in Bonita Springs is trained to diagnose and treat cardiovascular (heart and vessels) disease in your pet.
This includes such disorders as degenerative valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumors, congenital heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and systemic hypertension.
Our Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologist
This specialist has advanced training in the heart and circulatory system. A veterinarian typically completes a one-year internship followed by extensive specialized training in an approved residency training program (usually 3 to 5 years) to become a board-certified veterinary cardiologist.
How are heart conditions assessed?
During your appointment, the cardiologist will perform a complete physical exam of your pet. Based on the initial findings, additional tests may be needed.
Your animal's medical history and current medications will also be reviewed. Depending on your pet's condition, diagnostic testing may include:
- Blood Pressure Measurement
- Radiographic Evaluation