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Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

Healthy Animals - Healthy People

Cardiology | Services Available

Veterinary cardiologists are able to provide a diagnosis and therapeutic options. Therapeutic recommendations may involve medical and/or surgical options. Our goal is to provide compassionate care for your pet.

Cardiology services offered:

  • Echocardiography – uses GE Vivid ultrasound equipped with M-mode, B-mode, color Doppler and tissue Doppler
  • Blood pressure monitoring invasively and non-invasively
  • Electocardiogram (ECG or EKG) – in hospital test measures the electric activity of the heart to help diagnose an arrhythmia
  • 24 hour digital Holter monitoring – records 24 hours of activity off-site to be analyzed by the veterinary cardiologist
  • High definition digital radiography
  • GE 9900 Fluoroscopy unit – located in the hospital’s catheter laboratory, this equipment is used for non-invasive surgical procedures
  • Balloon valvuloplasty – used to dilate narrow heart valves
  • Patent Ductus Arteriousus - an abnormal communication that is present between the aorta and pulmonary artery. The vessel can be occluded with an intravascular device.
  • Pacemakers – can be placed in dogs and cats with slow heart rates
  • Orthapedic Foundation for Animals Certification – please bring AKC registration forms to the appointment
  • Genetic testing for cardiac diseases in dogs and cats

High Definition Digital Radiography

digital radiography


Pacemakers can be placed in dogs and cats.
pacemaker in animal xray

When Patent Ductus Arteriousus occurs, the vessel can be occluded with an Intravascular device.
intravascular device occulating a vessel xray of an intravascular device

Balloon Valvuloplasty

Balloon valvuloplasty


echocardiagraph ecocardiagraph

Below is an example of the 24-hour digital Holter monitor, a summary results of the Holter analysis, and a dog wearing a Holter monitor.

collage of the 24 hour ambulatory holtering monitoring device