Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care


The Department of Cardiology treats disorders of the heart and blood vessels by combining the most advanced expertise and cutting-edge technology with compassion and outstanding client communication. New diagnostic techniques, drugs and interventions are continually being introduced into veterinary cardiovascular medicine. Our department is dedicated to keeping current on the newest methods, advancements and treatments so that we may continue to provide hope as well as support to pet owners.

Our goal is to help cats and dogs with heart disease live a more normal life. We strive to find the right treatment option not just for your pet, but for you and your family. We are committed to customizing an individualized program of lifelong care in partnership with your regular veterinarian.

Our cardiology team has extensive experience in treating pets with every kind of cardiovascular disease, from common conditions to rare disorders. When needed, the cardiovascular staff works closely with our other specialty departments.

Our Services

We are pleased to offer the following services:

  • Outpatient and inpatient echocardiography
  • Advanced electrocardiography (ECG/EKG)
  • Blood pressure management
  • Management of acute and chronic heart failure
  • Management of acute and chronic brady/tachyarrhythmias (irregular heart beat)
  • Screening for hereditary, congenital, and acquired heart disease
  • Diagnosis and management of thromboembolism
  • Management of heartworm disease
  • Full service cardiac catheterization laboratory
  • Pacemaker program

Additionally, Our Cardiology Department offers screening exams and echocardiograms to help identify animals with congenital and acquired heart disease.

  • Breeds commonly screened for subaortic stenosis: Newfoundland, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, German Shepherd Dog, Boxer, Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
  • Breeds commonly screened for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Bengal, Savannah, Norwegian Forest cat, Sphynx, American Shorthair, other breeds/cats.
  • Breeds commonly screened for dilated cardiomyopathy: Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, Boxer, American Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel.
  • Breeds commonly screened for degenerative valvular disease: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dachshund, Whippet, Miniature Poodle, other small breed dogs.


Our Specialist
Dr. Jonathan Goodwin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Jonathan Goodwin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

To make a referral or to schedule a consultation with our cardiologist, please call
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists at 203.595.2777.


Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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Emergency Hours

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency & Critical Care Information

Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment