Referring Veterinarians

Referring a client to Foster Hospital is easy with veterinarian liaison support.

Heart disease is common in animals and can often be successfully managed. Dogs, cats, horses, ferrets and many other animals acquire heart disease, although the type of diseases in animals often differ from those most commonly found in people.

Using the most advanced diagnostic tests, including echocardiography, electrocardiography, Holter monitor recordings, radiographs and cardiac catheterization, the Cardiology Service is able to successfully diagnose and manage heart disease in a wide variety of animals. The board-certified cardiology specialists, residents and technicians on the Cardiology Service work closely with you to find the best approach for management of your animal’s unique needs.

The Cardiology Service has been a leader in innovative developments for diagnosing and treating heart disease in animals and the results of this research have improved the lives of pets with heart disease worldwide.

HeartSmart: Information on Pets with Heart Disease

Additional information about veterinary cardiology—including symptoms of, diagnostic tests and treatments for various forms of heart disease—can be found on HeartSmart here.

Advanced Techniques in Cardiology

  • Leaders in cardiac pacemaker placement in New England
  • Balloon dilation for pulmonic stenosis, aortic stenosis, mitral or tricuspid valve stenosis, and vascular stenosis
  • Excellent success with minimally invasive solutions to PDA using coils and Amplatz devices


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