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 VMD, DACVIM

Clinical Professor; Cardiology Service Chief
Darcy B Adin

Darcy B Adin DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Small Animal Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Professor – Cardiology
Michael Aherne

Michael Aherne

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiology, SAH
Eduardo J Benjamin Diaz

Eduardo J Benjamin Diaz

Clinical Assistant Professor – Cardiology
Bruna Del Nero

Bruna Del Nero MV, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Clinical Assistant Professor (Cardiology)
Amara H Estrada

Amara H Estrada

Katsuhiro Matsuura

Katsuhiro Matsuura DVM, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor In Open-heart Surgery


Catherine Georges

Catherine Georges DVM

Dylan J DeProspero

Dylan J DeProspero DVM

Meriel LeSueur

Meriel LeSueur

Rachel E Conway

Rachel E Conway



Danielle Marsh

Danielle Marsh BGS, CVT

Veterinary Technician Manager
Jessica M Morgan

Jessica M Morgan CVT

Veterinary Technician II
Courtney M Hanner

Courtney M Hanner

Veterinary Technician I

University of Florida


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