The Cardiology Service at Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital was established in 1958 and is considered the birthplace of specialty veterinary medicine. Today, the service continues this tradition by offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services aimed at improving the health and well-being of animal companions. The service offers comprehensive diagnostic services, including echocardiography, electrocardiography, radiography, angiography, and 24-hour ambulatory ECG (Holter) monitoring.
The service also offers the latest minimally-invasive surgical and interventional therapies, including correction of congenital heart defects and artificial pacemaker implantation, heartworm retrieval, and radiofrequency ablation of select arrhythmias in dogs. The Cardiology Service also offers access to a variety of clinical trials that allow access to new therapies and diagnostics, many of which are not available anywhere else. You can find general information about clinical trials on our Clinical Sciences Research Division site and on Penn Vet's complete list of active clinical trials.
Each year, the service sees over 1,500 patients. We will work in collaboration with your family veterinarian to provide compassionate and expert healthcare for your pet.
The Cardiology Service sees appointments Monday-Friday. We will work with your schedule to make the appointment as convenient and efficient as possible.
Please Note: We cannot provide medical advice over the phone for pets that have not been seen by Cardiology.