Cardiology Pet Care in Newtown
Although your family vet can diagnose and treat many problems very well, there are some conditions that require specialized diagnostics and care in order to optimize the outcome for your pet.
At Newtown Veterinary Specialists, Nikki Gaudette, DVM, leads the Cardiology services at Newtown Veterinary Specialists and is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular (heart and vessels) disease in pets.
At Newtown Veterinary Specialists, we can provide diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management for a wide array of both congenital (from birth) and acquired heart disease in dogs and cats. This includes such disorders as congestive heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, degenerative valve disease, arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, and cardiac tumors.
Meet Our Veterinary Cardiologist in Newtown
A veterinary cardiologist is a specialist that has advanced training in the heart and circulatory system in animals.
Evaluation of Heart Conditions
At your appointment, the cardiologist will perform a complete and thorough physical examination of your pet, and based on these initial findings, additional tests will be discussed.
They will also review your animal’s health history and current medications. Depending on your pet's condition, diagnostic testing may include:
- Electrocardiography (EGG)
- Radiographic Evaluation
- Blood Pressure Measurement