There are fewer than 300 veterinarians who have earned board certification in the specialty of cardiology. The COVE’s Merrilee T. Small, DVM, DACVIM, is one of these highly skilled veterinary specialists and she has earned a special place in the hearts of countless pet owners throughout the region.
As a veterinary cardiology specialist, Dr. Small treats animals with conditions affecting the heart, lungs and respiratory system. Sometimes a surgical solution is the optimal treatment option; however, the majority of cardiology patients can be treated on an outpatient basis with medical management.
The veterinary cardiology services we offer at The COVE
We offer a full range of advanced diagnostic and treatment resources for pets with heart conditions, including:
- Echocardiography with color flow Doppler
- Holter and event monitoring
Non-invasive and Invasive blood pressure monitoring
- Digital T
- Pacemaker Interrogation and monitoring
- Acute and chronic medical management
- Outpatient and inpatient cardiology care
If your family veterinarian suspects that your pet has a heart issue, an accurate and timely diagnosis is imperative to determine the best course of treatment. This, along with our collaborative approach to working with your family veterinarian, enables us to give your pet the best options for optimal quality of life.