Cardiology (Heart)

Although heart problems are found more often in older pets, these conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is usually a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend your pet’s life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can be cured.

Heart disease can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF), which occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood effectively. If an animal is suffering from CHF, fluid usually accumulates in and around the lungs and sometimes in the abdomen. Congenital heart disease (animals born with a heart problem), valvular heart disease (abnormalities of the heart valves), arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances), and heartworm disease can all lead to CHF.

Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising. We can discover many heart problems during a physical exam. Additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), radiographs (x-rays), and ultrasounds, are usually needed to accurately identify the cause of the heart disease or failure.

Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
9:00 am– 7:00 pm

Wednesday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

The hours listed above are general office hours and not doctor availability. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Contact Information

Phone: 610-525-1211

Fax: 610-525-6045

Address:
517 W Lancaster Ave

Haverford, Pennsylvania, 19041

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9 am– 6:30 pm

Wednesday and  Saturday

10:00  am – 2:00 pm

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

2 pm – 6:30 pm

Wednesday and Saturday

10 am – 2:00 pm