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Cardiology – Small Animal


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About Cardiology – Small Animal

Heart disease is common in animals and can often be successfully managed. Dogs, cats, horses, ferrets and many other animals acquire heart disease, although the type of diseases in animals often differ from those most commonly found in people.

Using the most advanced diagnostic tests, including echocardiography, electrocardiography, Holter monitor recordings, radiographs and cardiac catheterization, the Cardiology Service is able to successfully diagnose and manage heart disease in a wide variety of animals. The board-certified cardiology specialists, residents and technicians on the Cardiology Service work closely with you to find the best approach for management of your animal’s unique needs.

The Cardiology Service has been a leader in innovative developments for diagnosing and treating heart disease in animals and the results of this research have improved the lives of pets with heart disease worldwide.

Additional information about veterinary cardiology—including symptoms of, diagnostic tests and treatments for various forms of heart disease—can be found on the HeartSmart website.

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Our Doctors in Cardiology – Small Animal

  • Suzanne Cunningham
    Suzanne Cunningham
    Associate Professor, Cardiology
  • Luis Dos Santos
    Luis Dos Santos
  • Emily Tompkins Karlin
    Emily Tompkins Karlin
    Assistant Professor, Cardiology
  • Katherine E. Lopez
    Katherine E. Lopez
  • John E. Rush
    John E. Rush
  • Vicky K. Yang
    Vicky K. Yang
    Research Assistant Professor

Do you have emergency?

The Emergency Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you and your pet. We serve central Massachusetts as a primary emergency hospital, and New England and beyond for referral of critically ill or injured pets.

Henry & Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University
55 Willard St.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
Fax: 508-839-7951
Pharmacy: 508-887-4850