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 the UF Small Animal Hospital at (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)

Clinical Trials Update

We are actively seeking Dobermans for a current clinical study on dilated cardiomyopathy.  DCM in Dobermans Clinical Trial.

For all Small Animal Clinical Trials: Current Enrollment for Small Animal Clinical Trials

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

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    Our Team

    Meg Sleeper

    Meg Sleeper

    Clinical Professor; Cardiology Service Chief
    Darcy B Adin

    Darcy B Adin DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

    Clinical Professor – Cardiology
    Michael Aherne

    Michael Aherne

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiology, SAH
    Eduardo J Benjamin Diaz

    Eduardo J Benjamin Diaz

    Dylan J DeProspero

    Dylan J DeProspero DVM

    Catherine Georges

    Catherine Georges DVM

    Paulo A Rivera

    Paulo A Rivera DVM

    Danielle Marsh

    Danielle Marsh BGS, CVT

    Veterinary Technician Manager
    Courtney M Hanner

    Courtney M Hanner

    Veterinary Technician I
    Jessica M Morgan

    Jessica M Morgan CVT

    Veterinary Technician II

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