Veterinary Specialist Services is fortunate to have a dedicated and highly experienced cardiology team in our practice.  They are a significant component of the team approach to patient management by giving expert assessment of dogs and cats with heart problems.

The cardiology team use the most advanced diagnostic equipment, including echocardiography with new, high resolution ultrasound machines (Philips Epiq CVx), electrocardiography, radiography, 24-hour electrocardiographic monitoring (Holter monitoring), laboratory work, and angiocardiography.

Please click here to learn more about VSS Cardiology referral options for Gold Coast and Northern NSW vet clinics during coronavirus schedule restrictions.

Update as of 7 Apr 2020: Dr Fiona Meyers and Dr Chris Lam will transfer to the Carrara practice following a short break. This means that from after the Easter break (23 April 2020), Cardiology will be available at Carrara and Underwood, with the cardiology services working within VSS teams on site and their rotations. Dr Brad Gavaghan will continue to offer cardiology services through the Underwood practice. The cardiology team will also have a telemedicine consultation service available - please contact any of the VSS practices if you would like to arrange this for your patients.

How the VSS specialist cardiology team can help you

How our specialist cardiology team can help you

Our cardiology specialists treat and manage conditions related to the heart and circulatory system. Some of the conditions we see and treat include:

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Heart muscle disease (Dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
  • Age related changes to the valves of the heart (Degenerative mitral valve disease)
  • Coughing and other breathing problems
  • Congenital (present at birth) heart defects
  • Cardiac arrhythmias (problems with the rate and/or rhythm of your animal's heart)
  • Diseases of the pericardium (sac surrounding the heart)
  • Cardiac tumors
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)

Our specialist cardiology team and locations

To learn more about our specialist cardiology team and the locations you'll find them, please visit the pages below:


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