Cardiology Newsletter

Cardiology at Davies Veterinary Specialists…


Our team

Our Cardiology team sees all cases of congenital and acquired heart, lung and chest disease in dogs and cats. Our Veterinary Cardiology expertise is provided by Pedro Oliveira, Liza Koster, Jose Novo Matos and Antonia Mavropoulou.

Cases seen include dogs or cats with a heart murmur or arrhythmia and animals showing symptoms such as coughing, laboured breathing, exercise intolerance or episodes of collapse/fainting. Some patients are seen under various breed schemes for assessment for heart disease prior to potential breeding.


Choose Outstanding Care

When choosing the best care for a patient we recognise that price can also be a factor. Please be aware of our recently reviewed price list and as always our team is just a phone call away to discuss any referral queries (01582 883950).
We all want the same thing and that’s outstanding care for your patient.

The Davies Cardiology Price List

  • Pacemaker (low risk): £3,500 (procedure only) or £4,500 (with investigations)
  • Pacemaker (high risk): £4,000 (procedure only) or £5,000 (with investigations)
  • PDA (coils): £3,200 (all tests included)
PDA (ACDO): £3,900 (all tests included)
PDA (surgery): £3,500 (all tests included)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty (low risk): £3,900 (all tests included)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty (high risk): £4,500 (all tests included)
  • Electrophysiology studies and radiocatheter ablation: £7000 (all tests included)
  • We also offer mitral valve disease checks at £200. (These will be separate 30 min appointment slots on specific days.)


Reminder of the range of Cardiology Services available at Davies

A leading-edge range of cardiology services is provided, including:

  • Interpretation of thoracic radiographs and electrocardiograms (ECGs) submitted by veterinary colleagues, with advice on management, or prior to referral
  • Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) with spectral & colour flow Doppler: state-of-the-art imaging as part of the normal investigation of heart disease along with conventional chest X-rays and ECG recording
  • Holter (24hr ECG) investigation of episodic collapse/weakness and for the diagnosis and monitoring of treatment of arrhythmias
  • Drainage of pericardial effusions, sometimes followed by surgical removal of the pericardium
  • Artificial pacemaker treatment for symptomatic bradyarrhythmias (slow heart rate) e.g. complete heart block
  • Minimally-invasive procedures for treatment of congenital cardiac defects (e.g. pulmonic stenosis, subaortic stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, atrial or ventricular septal defects
  • Surgical treatment of certain congenital cardiac defects such as patent ductus arteriosus.
  • Electrophysiology studies and radiocatheter ablation for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.


In most instances investigations are performed straight away although some patients may have to be admitted for the day. Sedation will sometimes be required for radiographic investigation. Patients with heart failure or serious arrhythmias requiring close monitoring may need to be admitted for several days.

 Heart and lung disease may be serious or mild, and thorough investigation is essential before correct advice on treatment can be given.


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