Our Cardiology service will be closed beginning Thursday, December 5th and will reopen Tuesday, January 7th. During this time, please reach out to our sister hospitals, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital located in Portsmouth, NH or Bulger Veterinary Hospital, located in Lawrence, MA, for consultations.
For existing Cardiology clients, we have Cardiology technicians who will be helping to monitor any incoming prescription refill requests or urgent questions. Anyone who feels their pet needs to be seen sooner should be instructed to call their local veterinarian or come in through the emergency room.
Our cardiologists 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.