Cardiology

VES Hospital provides external echocardiographic examinations as well as full cardiac consultation referrals. Cardiac evaluations or consultations are performed by our referral clinician, Dr Sebastien Monier DVM MANZCVS (ECC & Small Animal Medicine) and supported by our Diagnostic Imaging specialist Dr Virginie De Busscher.
Heart diseases are common in pets and in many cases, can be successfully managed, improving significantly the quality of life of your dog or cat. In some cases, heart disease can even be cured such as in some congenital defects.
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Our Cardiology service focus on diagnosing and treating diseases of the heart, which include:

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Heart muscle disease (dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy …)
  • Age related changes to the valves of the heart (degenerative mitral valve disease)
  • 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 (systemic hypertension)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)

Services offered include:

  • Echocardiography: non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the heart
  • Electrocardiography: non-invasive electrical reading of the heart’s rhythm
  • 24 hour Holter monitoring for cardiac arrhythmia detection
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Digital radiographs and interpretation
  • Angiography, CT supported by our Diagnostic Imaging department
  • Thoracocentesis and pericardiocentesis
  • ICU hospitalisation and 24 hour care for critical cardiac patients including oxygenotherapy, continuous ECG, intensive treatments of congestive heart failure and/or severe arrhythmia