Our Process

Cardiac Consultation

Trillium Veterinary Cardiology collaborates with family veterinarians to provide advanced and comprehensive cardiac care in the comfort of local veterinary clinics. When Dr. Jones arrives at the clinic, she will review your pet’s medical record and any diagnostic tests that have been performed such as chest x-rays and blood work. Dr. Jones will then evaluate your pet’s heart by performing a detailed cardiovascular physical exam, and an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). The echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that provides a detailed look inside the heart. Using the most advanced echocardiographic technology, Dr. Jones is able to assess each individual heart chamber, the valves in the heart and also evaluate the pumping function of the heart (systolic function). Additionally, Doppler and tissue Doppler are routinely used to assess blood flow and wall motion, respectively. If indicated, Dr. Jones can also perform 6-lead electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG) and Holter monitoring for arrhythmias (irregular heart beats). At the end of the consultation, Dr. Jones will provide a detailed report to your veterinarian, including any recommendations for treatment and monitoring. Your veterinary team will review the findings with you and provide ongoing care. Due to provincial regulations on the practice of veterinary medicine, Dr. Jones is not able to directly discuss treatments or prescribe medications to pet owners during mobile consultations.

If you have any questions or concerns about the care of your pet, please contact your trusted veterinarian.

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If you would like to have Dr. Jones evaluate your pet’s heart, please contact your family veterinarian to inquire about availability. We are unfortunately not able to provide information directly to pet owners over the phone or by email, but we would be honoured to be a part of the healthcare team for your pet through collaboration with your trusted veterinarian. Your veterinarian will also be able to provide you with a cost estimate, as this can vary depending on which tests are needed to complete the cardiac evaluation.