Cardiology Services

The VTH Cardiology Service serves the diagnostic and therapeutic needs of veterinary patients who have heart disease or are suspected to have heart disease. The heart and vascular system are evaluated primarily through use of the non-invasive techniques of:

  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Radiography (X-rays)
  • Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound)

The treatment of veterinary patients with heart disease may consist of drug therapy and occasionally, operative procedures. The Cardiology Service offers minimally invasive techniques such as:

  • Coil embolization of patent ductus arteriosus
  • Balloon dilation of obstructive cardiac disease
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers

Patients are seen on a referral basis.

Cardiology Personnel

  • Michele Borgarelli
    DVM, PhD
    Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
    Associate Professor
  • Sunshine Lahmers
    Diplomat ACVIM (Cardiology)
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Resident
  • Jess Stoneman
    Specialty Medicine Technician