At Animal Cardiology Specialists of Nevada, we are dedicated to providing excellent veterinary cardiology care. Our services include:
  • Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) with spectral, tissue & color-flow Doppler
  • Cardiac OFA Certification
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Management
  • Doppler Blood Pressure Evaluation
  • Holter monitoring
  • Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG)
  • Abdominocentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis and Management
  • Pre-anesthesia Cardiac Screening
  • Pre-Adriamycin (chemotherapy) Cardiac Screening
  • Radiography (X-rays)

More Information About Our Diagnostic Testing

Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound)

An echocardiogram is a non-invasive image technique that uses ultrasound to examine the structure and function of the heart.

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

During an ECG, electrodes are placed on specific locations of the animal’s body, typically on the limbs and chest, which detect electrical signals produces by the heart to determine heart rate, identify abnormal rhythms, and evaluate the conduction of electrical impulses through the heart.

Doppler Blood Pressure Evaluation

Dopper blood pressure measurement is commonly used in veterinary medicine to assess blood pressure in animals, including those with heart disease.

Holter Monitor

The Holter monitor is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine to evaluate cases where intermittent disturbances in heart rhythm are suspected and typically records the electrical activity of the heart continuously over a 24-hour period.


Centesis is a procedure commonly performed in veterinary medicine to collect fluid or air from specific body cavities in animals.

Thoracic Radiography

Radiographs, commonly known as X-rays, are routinely used in veterinary hospitals to obtain valuable diagnostic information about the heart, lungs, and chest cavity in animals.

Cardiac OFA Certification

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) does offer a Heart Registry certification for breeding programs, specifically for dogs. This database serves as a resource for assessing the cardiac health of breeding dogs to make informed breeding decisions and help reduce the incidence of inherited cardiac diseases in certain breeds.

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Management

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a serious condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently is compromised.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a severe condition characterized by high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which are the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs.

Pre-anesthesia Cardiac Screening

Pre-anesthesia cardiac screening in dogs is an essential step to ensure the safety of the dog during surgical procedures that require anesthesia. The primary goal of pre-anesthesia cardiac screening is to identify any cardiac abnormalities or conditions that could impact the dog’s ability to handle anesthesia and surgery.

Pre-Adriamycin (chemotherapy) Cardiac Screening

Pre-Adriamycin cardiac screening in dogs is a crucial step before initiating chemotherapy treatment with the drug doxorubicin (Adriamycin).The purpose of pre-Adriamycin cardiac screening is to assess the dog’s baseline cardiac health and identify any pre-existing heart conditions or risk factors that could increase the risk of cardiotoxicity during chemotherapy.