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New Puppy / Kitten murmur clinic

5th August 2021

Have you found a heart murmur during a routine puppy or kitten check?

Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists is now providing a new cardiac screening service designed to offer peace of mind when a heart murmur is found in young patients.

Eligible Cases

Dogs and cats under 12 months of age with a heart murmur. The patient must be asymptomatic at the time of referral.

Investigations

Our specialist cardiology team will consult with the owner and examine the patient before performing echocardiography (usually conscious) to rule in/out congenital cardiac defects as the cause for the heart murmur.
Our cardiologists will explain the findings on discharge and provide a full written report to you and the owner. If a congenital defect is diagnosed we will advise on follow up and recommended additional investigations and/or treatment.

Cost

£250 (incl VAT)

Referring a case

If you have a patient you feel would benefit from this service please contact us on 028 92680681 or email cardiology@nivetspecialists.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

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COVID-19 Update

Our practices are open and providing routine, urgent and emergency referral care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.