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Our Cardiology referral service is provided by HeartVets. The team is led by Dr Mark Patteson, MA VetMB PhD DVC CertVR FRCVS, supported by Dave Dickson DVC MRCVS  (RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology) Jo Harris BVSc Cert VC DVC MRCVS (RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology) and Anna Beber BVMS MVM CertAVP (VC) MRCVS

We use high quality colour flow Doppler Ultrasound, multiple Holter Monitors, Radiotelemetry, digital ECG and all the usual gadgets you would expect at a referral centre.

We don’t blind clients with science or repeat unnecessary tests; we feel that it is important to keep sight of what is in the best interests of the patient.

For many, this means allowing them to return to leading active lives, despite the presence of heart disease.

We also understand that owners need a practical approach and not all have an unlimited budget. Case management often overlaps with our Internal Medicine team, Myra Stevenson and our Surgical team, Michal Vlasin and Richard Artingstall.

We offer a 24 hour emergency service, supported by our team of qualified and experienced nurses at our fully equipped hospital in Stinchcombe. Our services are not limited to the investigations below therefore please feel free to contact us to discuss additional procedures.

Case Typical Investigations
Murmurs in Puppies echocardiography, doppler echocardiography, +/- ECG
Murmurs in Older Dogs     echocardiography, doppler echocardiography, +/- ECG
Murmurs in Cats echocardiography, doppler echocardiography, +/- ECG
Congestive heart failure echocardiography, doppler echocardiography, +/- ECG, blood tests, blood pressure
Arrhythmias echocardiography, ECG, Holter ECG, abdominal ultrasonography, blood tests
Syncope / collapse / weakness echocardiography, doppler echocardiography, ECG, Holter ECG, blood tests
Exercise Intolerance echocardiography, doppler echocardiography, ECG, Holter ECG, blood tests
Coughing Cardiac suspected: echocardiography, Doppler echocardiography, radiography
respiratory suspected: CT, echocardiography, blood tests, radiography and endoscopy under GA, cytology and culture of BAL
Pericardial disease echocardiography, abdominal ultrasonography, radiography, cytology
Thoracic and Abdominal ultrasound In selected cases this will be performed as a stand alone investigation, usually these would be referred for a full consultation, examination and investigation including these tests
Breed Schemes Newfoundland, Boxer, English Bull Terrier, CKCS, Maine Coone, British Shorthair and other breeds for pre-breeding checks - auscultation, echocardiography, doppler echocardiography as required
ECG reporting and Film reporting Call our referral reception for details on 01453 547934
CPD Courses Group and in-house bespoke training on cardiology, thoracic radiography, ultrasonography (hourly or day rate)
Expert Witness & Consultancy Drug trials, review of cases in legal disputes, insurance (hourly rate)


t: 01453 547934

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