Cardiology is the clinical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the heart and the vascular system. Pennsylvania Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Associates provides state-of-the-art referral and consultation cardiology services for veterinarians and clients seeking diagnostics and therapy for patients with cardiac disease such as chronic valvular disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease and cardiac rhythm disturbances.

Heart and lung disease in animals takes on many various forms. Signs of heart and lung disease vary. These animals often present with weakness or exercise intolerance, shortness of breath or fast breathing at rest, collapse or fainting spells, or cough and should be seen by a Cardiologist.

PVSEA will work closely with your Wellness Veterinarian to diagnose your companion’s condition and provide a treatment plan for optimal quality of life.


Cardiology Services Include:

•    Continuous Cardiac Monitoring
•    Intensive Care 24 Hours a Day
•    Cardiac Certification
•    Digital Radiographs
•    Phone Consultations
•    Holter Monitoring
•    Pericardiocentesis
•    Echocardiograms
•    EKG
•    Oxygen Therapy- Our comfortable, high tech oxygen chambers provide a precisely dosed environment for a variety of conditions



Helping and healing for over 75 years.

Hickory Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1956 as a team of professionals committed to excellence in animal care. Our continued goal is to deliver the highest quality of veterinary medicine to our patients.