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The Veterinary Cardiology Service at the UF Small Animal Hospital is committed to providing an exceptional level of care for dog and cat patients suffering from various cardiac diseases. We specialize in both medical and interventional (cardiac catheterization) cutting edge veterinary cardiac care for pets afflicted with heart disease. It is our mission to provide the very best in assessment of treatment options and to help you make informed decisions regarding your pet’s health care. Your pet will receive the highest quality veterinary care from our team of specialists, including board certified veterinary cardiologists, critical care experts, internists, anesthesiologists, and highly skilled veterinary nurses. We also appreciate the importance of communication and work to keep you and your veterinarian well-informed during your pet’s stay in our veterinary hospital.  We are located within the UF Small Animal Hospital, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32608.  To make an appointment, please call our Main Hospital Phone: 352-392-2235.

Services Offered

  • Physical examination
  • Blood pressure
  • Veterinary Echocardiography
  • Veterinary Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • 24 hour Holter monitoring (in house and mail out)
  • Event monitoring
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Veterinary pacemaker implantation
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Embolization of patent ductus arteriosus
  • Heartworm extraction
  • Veterinary vascular interventions (i.e. intrahepatic shunt embolization)

Veterinary Cardiology Forms

Cardiomyopathy Screening dates for 2015 (FELINE ONLY)

*Please note that to qualify for the screening clinic, patients should not have any evidence of heart disease, including murmur, arrhythmia, weakness, lethargy, increased respiratory rate or effort.

* Patients should also not be in heat, pregnant, or nursing.  The reason for this is that these conditions cause increased cardiac output and could potentially cause a false murmur.  Usually we can rule this out during an echocardiogram but there is a chance we may need to repeat the echocardiogram.


August 14

September 18

October 16

November 13

December 11


Please contact the UF Small Animal Hospital at (352) 392-2235 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


NOTE:  We have not forgotten our canine patientsWe have set aside separate appointment times on most Fridays for our canine patients.  Please call  (352) 392-2235 for more information or to schedule an appointment.










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