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

Our cardiology team will work closely with your pet’s primary veterinarian to diagnose your companion’s condition and provide a treatment plan for optimal quality of life.


Cardiology Services Include:

•    Continuous Cardiac Monitoring
•    Cardiac Certification
•    Digital Radiographs
•    Holter Monitoring
•    Pericardiocentesis
•    Echocardiograms
•    EKG
•    Oxygen Therapy

Three Generations of Helping and Healing

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.