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Cardiorespiratory

We have one of the largest and most experienced teams of Specialist Cardiologists in the country. We offer a comprehensive diagnostic and interventional cardiology service; however, we enjoy the challenge of all cardiology cases no matter how simple or complex the problem. We provide a practical and affordable cardiology referral service, ensuring that the clients' and animals' needs always come first.

 

Our team of cardiology specialists at SCVS have considerable experience in referral and first opinion practice, so we understand what vets and animal owners want from a referral service. Meet the team.

 

We will make the referral process easy for you. Referred animals will be seen promptly. We will always take the time to understand and discuss the pet’s problem and explain what investigations we feel are required and why.

 

We always take time to explain clearly what we have discovered after investigation and how we can help.

 

Reports are written to the referring vet within 24 hours of consultation.

 

We will always try to attain a satisfactory solution within your client's budget. We want to help, so don’t hesitate to call and discuss the problem, even if it is just for advice.

 

 

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Services and facilities

Consultations in Cardiology

 

Investigation of:  

  • heart murmur

  • arrhythmia

  • collapse/syncope/seizures

  • reduced exercise ability

  • cough

  • breathing abnormalities  

 

State-of-the-art equipment:

Ultrasound  

  • Echocardiography (GE Vivid 7 Dimension, offering the highest quality 2D, M-mode, spectral, colour and tissue Doppler)

ECG

  • 12 channel ECG recording/monitoring

  • Digital ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter) - allows ECG recording in the home environment for up to 7 days

  • ECG telemetry for remote monitoring of critical patients

  • Implantable reveal devices - subcutaneous ECG devices useful for investigation of intermittent collapse

 

Thoracic Radiography

  • Direct (DR) digital for instant high quality thoracic radiographs - often without the need for sedation

 

Thoracic CT & Angio-CT

  • Siemens Somatom Perspective -  64-slice ECG gated CT (advanced cardiac imaging useful for complex congenital heart disease)

 

Full interventional cardiology service  

  • Percutaneous closure of PDAs using ACDO (Amplatz)

  • Balloon valvuloplasty (pulmonic stenosis)

  • Permanent pacemaker implantation (single and dual chamber)

  • Surgical ligation of PDAs (patients <3-4kg)

  • Pericardectomy (surgical and thoracoscopic)

  • Pericardiocentesis

 

Heart testing for breeders – four specialist cardiologists on panel for auscultation and echocardiography testing

 

FREE telephone advice on radiographs and ECGs submitted for interpretation.

 

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Client Information Leaflets

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Testimonial

"The Cardiology treatment our dog Max received from Stephen Collins was first class in every way. Max totally trusted Stephen which meant that the surgical procedures he received were relaxed for him. I would totally recommend SCVS, all the staff we met had the perfect balance of professional kindness, compassion and empathy."

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Contact

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists

Unit 6, Forest Corner Farm,

Hangersley,

Ringwood,

Hampshire

BH24 3JW

 

Telephone: 01425 485615

Fax: 01425 480849

Email: admin@scvetspecialists.co.uk