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Pets - Cardiology

Cardiology referrals for pets

Cardiology for dogs and cats in Ayrshire 

Heart disease is, sadly, common in pets. Sometimes, a heart murmur may cause no problem, but in many cases breathlessness, coughing or fainting may occur. Diagnosing the cause of a murmur, irregular heart rhythm or chronic cough means that the best treatment can be given to your pet. In many cases we can give our four-legged friends a new lease of life.

Katy Garven BVMS, Cert VC, MRCVS, has over twenty years’ experience in small animal cardiology and consults at all three of our branches. Katy is approved by the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society for breed testing (auscultation) and can give advice on inherited heart disease in breeding animals. Please check current requirements for heart screening with your breed club, or call us on 01563 522701 if you are unsure.

All clients are very welcome to use our cardiology service but, if your pet is not registered with MBM, your vet needs to make a referral (VCS breed testing is the only exception to this). After your consultation, a full report will be sent promptly back to your usual practice to keep your vet fully informed.

Cardiology diagnostics available at Kilmarnock:

  • Electrocardiography
  • Digital radiography
  • Echocardiography 
  • Holter monitoring
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Bronchoscopy 
  • Blood sampling and laboratory tests

Information sheets

Information for Veterinary Surgeons: Referring Pets to the Cardiology Service

Your Pet's Cardiology Consultation: What to Expect

Client Information: Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Covid Cardiology Consultations: What to Expect

Heart Testing for Breeding Dogs and Cats during Coronavirus