Valley Emergency Pet Care

180 Fiou Lane, Ste. 101
Basalt, CO 81621

(970)927-5066

valleyemergencypetcare.com

Cardiology

A veterinary cardiologist diagnoses and offers treatment options for patients with heart disease. Valley Emergency Pet Care has partnered with Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado (VRCC) to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care available for cats and dogs with heart disease. 

We understand that caring for your pet is a priority and can be very stressful, especially when your pet is diagnosed with heart disease.  By using the most sophisticated, non-invasive diagnostics available, our cardiologist is able to reach a diagnosis and treatment plan without causing significant stress to your pet.

Veterinary cardiologists have advanced training in their specialty.  They have completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a two-year or three-year residency program.  Cardiology residency training programs are typically at universities and provide advanced study under the supervision of board certified cardiologists.  Following the residency program, the candidate must pass a rigorous examination for board certification.  When this is achieved, the candidate is awarded Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Cardiology.

By using non-invasive tests to diagnose heart disease, our cardiologist will work with you and our staff to diagnose and plan a tailored treatment strategy to ensure the best quality of life for your pet.

Tests that may be performed are:

  • Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart)
  • Electrocardiography (6 to 10 lead)
  • Holter and Event Monitoring
  • Doppler Blood Pressure
  • Digital Radiography
  • Angiography

(The above information was prepared using existing material from the VRCC website, with minor modifications.)