New diagnostic techniques, drugs and interventions are continually being introduced in veterinary cardiology, and we are dedicated to remaining on the cutting edge of these advances - giving you and your pet streamlined access to the very latest treatment options. Our cardiology team has extensive experience treating pets with every kind of cardiovascular disease, from common conditions to rare disorders. And we work closely with our critical care and other specialists to ensure that your pet benefits from any resources that he/she may need.
Our state-of-the-art Interventional Suite and Cath Lab enables complex procedures, including pacemaker implantation, heartworm extraction, and correction of some congenital conditions.
Our goal is to help dogs and cats with heart disease live as full and as normal lives as possible. We strive to find the right treatment not just for your pet, but also for you and your family - and will customize a program of care in partnership with your primary veterinarian.
The Services We Offer
You can count on CUVS for the full range of diagnostic and treatment services for heart disease, including:
- Advanced electrocardiography (ECG/EKG)
- Management of acute and chronic heart failure
- Management of acute and chronic bradycardia or tachycardia (abnormal heart rhythms)
- Screening for hereditary, congenital and acquired heart disease
- Blood pressure management
- Diagnosis and management of thromboembolism (blood clots)
- Management of heartworm disease
- Cardiac catheterization
- Pacemaker implantation and monitoring
- Nonsurgical correction of some congenital diseases (PDA, pulmonic stenosis)
Screening for hereditary, congenital and acquired heart disease
Because some breeds are predisposed to certain types of heart disease, we offer comprehensive screening for hereditary, congenital and acquired heart disease:
- Dog breeds commonly screened for sub-aortic stenosis: Newfoundland, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Boxer, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Dog breeds commonly screened for dilated cardiomyopathy: Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, Boxer, American Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel
- Dog breeds commonly screened for degenerative valve disease: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dachshund, Whippet, Miniature Poodle and other small-breed dogs
- Cat breeds commonly screened for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Bengal, Savannah, Norwegian Forest, Sphynx, American Shorthair
Jonathan Goodwin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) is board-certified in veterinary internal medicine in the subspecialty of cardiology. Dr. Goodwin is at CUVS part-time, but our critical care specialists are here 7 days a week, 365 days a year, providing specialty care for patients with cardiologic emergencies.
To make a referral or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodwin, please call 203.595.2777.