Veterinary Cardiology in Suffolk, VA The COVE’s Merrilee T. Small, DVM, DACVIM, is one of fewer than 300 doctors board certified in veterinary cardiology. Her incredible skills and compassion for her patients has earned her a special place in the hearts of countless pet owners throughout Suffolk and surrounding regions. Dr. Small treats companion animals with conditions affecting the heart, lungs, and respiratory system. In some cases, a surgical solution may be the optimal treatment option; however, a majority of our cardiology patients can be treated on an outpatient basis with medical management. Schedule an appointment today! Call Now (757) 935-9111 Our Veterinary Cardiology Services in Suffolk, VA The COVE offers a full range of advanced diagnostic and treatment resources for dogs and cats with heart conditions. Our veterinary cardiology services include: Echocardiography with Color Flow Doppler This diagnostic technique evaluates the direction and speed of blood flow in the heart. It can help us check for abnormalities and leaks in the heart’s four valves. Digital Thoracic Radiography We can also perform X-rays of the heart using our advanced digital radiography equipment. Holter and Event Monitoring With Holter monitoring, Dr. Small and her staff can better diagnose abnormal heart rhythms. Event monitoring serves a similar purpose, recording the heart’s electrical activity. Non-Invasive and Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring Our hospital offers both invasive and non-invasive blood pressure measuring options. Abnormal blood pressure can increase your pet’s risk for heart disease or a heart attack. Pacemaker Interrogation and Monitoring Pets can have pacemakers, too, to raise their heart rate and prevent various issues. However, to make sure the pacemaker continues working correctly, we recommend routine pacemaker interrogation to monitor its function. Acute and Chronic Medical Management The COVE is equipped to provide expert medical management of acute and chronic heart conditions. Outpatient and Inpatient Cardiology Care Most of our veterinary cardiology services can be provided on an outpatient basis, but we are also capable of providing quality inpatient care. Does Your Pet Have a Heart Condition? If your regular vet is concerned your pet may have a heart problem, an accurate and timely diagnosis is essential to find the best course of treatment. By working in collaboration with your regular vet, we can give your pet the best possible treatment options to provide them with an optimal quality of life. Contact us today at (757) 935-9111.