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Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Small Animal Veterinary Care
Advanced heart health care for your pet

Our cardiology team is dedicated to helping your cat, dog, horse, and other pets live longer and healthier lives. Our board-certified veterinarians, residents, and technicians are skilled in diagnosing and providing therapeutic options to manage heart disease and are ready to provide the best medical and compassionate care for your pet as you navigate often complex heart health issues.

WSU also offers Holter monitoring to assess an animal patient’s heart rhythm and rate. The Holter monitor is a portable electrocardiogram (ECG), which records the electrical activity of the heart continuously over 24 hours. 

Common conditions we evaluate and treat

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Degenerative valve disease (endocardiosis)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pericardial disease
  • Cardiac neoplasia
  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmias

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 Referral Not Required

Regular hospital hours are
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day.


Health care services we offer

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  • Doppler echocardiography (ultrasound)
  • Digital radiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Blood pressure measurements
  • 24-hour ECG (Holter) monitors
  • Evaluation and treatment of all species
  • Cardiac certifications for breeding animals
  • Interventional cardiac surgery (pacemakers, balloon valvuloplasty, and vascular occlusion devices)

Hospital Stories | Health Topics

Heart disease in cats (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)

Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common type of heart disease in cats, causes the heart muscle to thicken and decreases the heart’s efficiency. Some cats…

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs

Just like humans, dogs can get a form of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy, which causes weakened heart contractions and poor pumping ability. As the…

Canine companions still needed for Dog Aging Project research

WSU is one of seven colleges of veterinary medicine to participate in this study.

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-Anne Hensley, veterinary hospital client

Clinical Studies

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