Cardiology

Standing up to heart disease

Did you know?

10% of dogs and 15% of cats have some form of cardiac disease whether diagnosed or not?
Cardiac patients live 75% longer when co-managed between a primary care veterinarian and a board-certified cardiologist?
Learn more about our veterinary cardiology service in the video below.
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Our board-certified cardiologists:
  • have the extra years of training and experience that gives them the specific knowledge they need to evaluate and treat cardiology cases.
  • are on-call 24/7 for consultation with our emergency and critical care teams.
  • work closely with primary care vets to come up with a cardiology treatment plan to manage a patient’s condition.
  • keep abreast of the most current diagnostic and therapeutic options for treatment.
  • use minimally-invasive interventional procedures to reduce recovery time for pets, including Pacemaker placement, Intravascular PDA Occlusion, and Balloon Valvuloplasty.

 

Attention breeders:
BBVSH is temporarily suspending our OFA certification and HCM breeding scans. If you are interested in organizing your own breed specific clinic, you can send an inquiry to cardiology@bbvsh.com. Approval is subject to availability.
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What We Offer

Choose Boundary Bay for Cardiology

Cardiology Services

Diagnostics:

  • Echocardiography (sonogram / ultrasound of the heart)
  • Electrocardiography (12-lead ECG analysis / EKG)
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Radiograph analysis
  • 24-48 hour Holter monitoring and analysis
  • Saline contrast studies

Treatments:

  • Medical management of cardiac disease (aka heart disease)
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pacemaker implant, programming and troubleshooting
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Medication recommendations
  • Patient follow ups

Our Cardiologists

DVM, DACVIM

Board-certified Cardiologist

BSc, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Board-certified Cardiologist (Locum)

BVMS

Cardiology Resident
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Choose Boundary Bay for Cardiology

We offer specialty veterinary cardiology services by board-certified cardiologists, serving dog and cat owners throughout B.C. and northern Washington. We invite you to consider the following reasons to entrust your pet to Boundary Bay’s cardiology specialists.

Board-certified cardiologists

“Board-certified” means our cardiologists have completed an approved post-graduate residency training program in cardiology, have met specific training and caseload requirements, and have passed a rigorous examination.

More good days

Cardiac patients live 75% longer when co-managed together with a board-certified cardiologist.

Peace of mind in real-time

Diagnostic tests and therapeutic recommendations by our cardiologists are completed in real-time (no waiting around for a report to interpret).

Specialized equipment

BBVSH has specialized life-saving tools such as our in-house ventilator, oxygen cages, high flow oxygen and C-arm can make all the difference when your dog or cat has a cardiac emergency.

Works with your vet

Our cardiologists are a resource to the referring primary care veterinarian, working closely together create a treatment plan or to review recheck radiographs and lab work performed at their clinic.

As pain-free as possible

Minimally invasive (fluoroscopic-guided) pacemaker placement, intravascular PDA occlusion, and balloon valvuplasty.

Collaboration with other specialists

When needed, our cardiologists can call upon our in-house board-certified veterinary specialists in critical care, surgery, oncology, neurology, internal medicine, and radiology.

Good news for breeders

Dog breeders (particularly those who breed dobermans and boxers) and handlers of police or search & rescue dogs in BC and Washington, will welcome the availability of a cardiologist for sire, dam and puppy cardiology evaluations.
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