A board certified veterinary cardiologist has advanced training and knowledge of the heart and circulatory systems of your pets.  Focusing on the treatment and diagnosing of heart and lung abnormalities and diseases, a boarded cardiologist can work to help your pets live longer, healthier lives.

Some of the treatment and testing options performed by cardiologists include:

  • Echocardiopraphy
  • Electrocardiography
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Holter monitor
  • X-rays
  • Surgery on congenital defects
  • Cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Dilating valves
  • Pacemakers implantation
  • OFA heart registry certification

Some reasons to see a board certified Cardiology Specialist include:

  • Heart failure, congestion
  • Heart muscle disease
  • Aging of the heart
  • Breathing Issues
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Abnormal cardiac rhythms
  • Tumors
  • High blood pressure
  • Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)

If you think that your pet may benefit from visit to our Cardiologist at University Veterinary Specialists, please contact our pet hospital in Pittsburgh at 724-717-CARE (2273).