Veterinary Cardiology

Veterinary Cardiology

The Queen Mother Hospital for Animals offers the largest and most comprehensive veterinary cardiology service in the UK. Senior members of our team are all internationally recognised experts and welcome referrals from general practitioners as well as colleagues with a particular interest in cardiology.  

Service information

Our team of veterinary cardiologists provides a full cardiology emergency service for dogs and cats. The department carries out advanced procedures and techniques, such as:

  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Management of acute heart failure (including inotropic and vasomodulatory support)
  • Treatment of severe arrhythmias (including synchronous DC electrical cardioversion)

 

We involve the wider team

Our veterinary Cardiology Service is rapidly expanding its interventional caseload as well as actively seeking referrals for several complex treatments, which include:

  • Treatment of valvular stenosis using balloon valvuloplasty
  • Non-invasive management of patent ductus arteriosus using state of the art canine Amplatzer™ devices

For further information about cardiac surgery please click here.

We treat more animals than any other cardiology service in the UK

Our cardiologists work closely with other clinical services to offer exceptional patient care

For referring vets:

Referrals line:
+44 (0)1707 666365

Emergency referrals:
+44 (0) 1707 666399

Email: qmhreception@rvc.ac.uk

Key Clinicians

Clinician

Virginia Luis Fuentes

Professor of Veterinary Cardiology

Clinician

Adrian Boswood

Professor of Veterinary Cardiology

Clinician

David Connolly

Associate Professor of Veterinary Cardiology

Clinician

Kieran Borgeat

Visiting Lecturer in Veterinary Cardiology

Clinician

Tsumugi Anne Kurosawa

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Illaria Spalla

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Julie Kavanagh

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Julia Sargent

Veterinary researcher