Cardiology Pet Care in Gaithersburg
Although your family veterinarian can diagnose and treat many problems very well, some conditions require specialized diagnostics and care to optimize the outcome for your pet.
At Veterinary Referral Associates, we partner with CVCA Cardiac Care, a specialist clinic here in Gaithersburg, for cardiology cases. The experts at CVCA have can respond and treat your pet's cardiac issues.
This includes such disorders as congestive heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, degenerative valve disease, systemic hypertension, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, and cardiac tumors.
If your pet needs emergency cardiac care, our clinic is happy to assist you before referring you to the veterinarians at CVCA.
Evaluation of Heart Conditions
At your appointment, the cardiologist will perform a complete and thorough physical examination of your pet, and additional tests will be discussed based on the initial findings.
They will also review your animal’s health history and current medications. Depending on your pet's condition, diagnostic testing may include:
- Radiographic Evaluation
- Blood Pressure Measurement