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The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt: Pet Cardiology

There are plenty of people who need to visit a medical specialist for treatment regarding a unique condition. Similarly, there are also specialists who work with specific areas of veterinary medicine as well. One example is a pet cardiologist. Pet cardiology can play an important role in the overall health and recovery of unique and specialized conditions. The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt is proud to provide complete care to all of the animals in the Summerfield area. There are numerous reasons why someone may need to take their pet to see a veterinarian who is trained in cardiology.

A Referral to Pet Cardiology from a Primary Care Doctor

The most common reason someone may need to take their pet to see a cardiologist is because they were referred by their pet's primary doctor. When someone takes their pet to see their primary doctor, it is that doctor's job to assess whether or not that pet needs to be seen by a specialist. The doctor is going to look for several different signs and symptoms of common diseases. If appropriate, the primary doctor will issue a referral to a cardiologist.

A Pet Cardiologist can Treat an Irregular Heart Rhythm

A referral might be required if your pet has an irregular heart rhythm. It is important for the heart to beat normally to ensure that blood travels to all the places it needs to go. If the heart is not beating in a proper rhythm, this can lead to a lack of oxygen and nutrients to certain parts of the body. If not treated quickly, this could even be fatal.

Treating Diseases that can lead to Heart Failure

A pet cardiologist is also a specialist in evaluating certain diseases that can lead to heart failure. Problems with the skeleton, lungs, and muscles can also lead to heart failure. Heart failure is a serious condition that leads to blood backing up behind the heart as well as a lack of nutrition reaching the rest of the body. For this reason, it is important for any pet that has heart failure to be seen by a trained cardiologist.

Treatment from a Trained Pet Cardiologist

Anyone who has been referred to a pet cardiologist should call The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in the Summerfield area today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialized veterinarians. We are always proud to serve those who need assistance in any area of specialized pet care. Please reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you and your furry friend.


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  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
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  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
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