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The Cardiology Service is the clinical service arm of the Animal Heart Center and is located within the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. The Cardiology Service provides state-of-the-art veterinary medical care to dogs, cats, horses, and other animals with heart, vascular, and lung disease. The Cardiology Service sees patients by appointment each week and provides emergency consultation and care for urgent cardiac patients through the Emergency Service 24 hours a day. 

Medical Cardiology

Medical cardiology services include basic and advanced diagnostic procedures in veterinary cardiology including:

Medical cardiology services also include standard and advanced medical care for animals with heart disease including:

echocardiographyOutpatient Echocardiography

Outpatient Echocardiography is a service available to referring veterinarians, Monday through Friday.   The service allows outside veterinarians to schedule their patients and clients for an echocardiogram. Animals are brought to the VTH by their owner or an agent of the veterinarian at an appointed time.  An echocardiogram is performed by cardiology service professionals and results of the echocardiogram are reported directly to the ordering veterinarian.



Interventional CardiologyInterventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiac procedures involve the passage of catheters into the heart via peripheral vessels to correct cardiac disorders. Interventional cardiac procedures for treatment of animals with congenital heart disease are available through the Cardiology Service.  Interventional cardiac procedures available include:



Cardiac SurgeryCardiac Surgery

Basic and advanced cardiac surgery to correct a variety of cardiac conditions is available through the cardiology service.  Closed heart surgery is regularly available to correct both congenital heart defects and acquired heart conditions.  Open heart surgery including cardiac valve surgery is available on a limited basis. Contact Dr. Christopher Orton.

To make an appointment:
Call our small animal appointments desk
at (970) 297 -4476