A variety of cardiovascular conditions and diseases can affect veterinary patients including heart failure, valve problems, and high blood pressure. We work with you and your veterinarian to diagnose and provide compassionate, expert care to pets with heart conditions.
Brian MacKie, DVM, DACVIM works with our veterinarians to provide cardiology services for patients who have congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, and other heart related diseases. Dr. MacKie is available for consults, electrocardiography (EKG), and echocardiograms by appointment or an emergency basis. Our cardiologist will work in conjunction with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs.
While some cardiac conditions may be serious, many heart diseases are manageable on an outpatient basis and allow for a good quality of life. Early diagnosis and effective treatment will increase your pet’s opportunity to live a normal life.
Pets that exhibit any of the following symptoms may benefit from a cardiac evaluation:
- Heart murmur
- Shortness of breath or breathing problems
- Chronic cough
- Heart arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Congenital heart defects
- Fluid accumulation in chest or abdomen
- Exercise intolerance
Pets at risk for anesthesia may also be evaluated by our cardiologist to assess possible risk to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.