Why Choosing a Board-Certified Vet Can Help Your Pet Live Longer Can Help Your Pet Live Longer
Whether you've been referred to a cardiac specialist by your veterinarian or are seeking answers to your pet's condition on your own, it's essential to evaluate any specialist carefully before committing to care for your pet. One of the criteria to consider is whether the specialist is board-certified.
Here are just a few reasons that choosing a board-certified veterinary cardiologist can help your pet live longer, experience a better quality of life, and provide you with peace of mind.
Commitment & Dedication to Their Specialty
Veterinarians who undergo advanced training to become board-certified vet cardiologists go the extra mile to demonstrate their passion and commitment to their field, as well as to the welfare of the pets they serve.
To become a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, a veterinarian must complete three years of cardiac-specific training. The veterinarian must pass two extensive examinations in both general veterinary internal medicine and veterinary cardiology during these three years. Completing this rigorous program also demonstrates advanced knowledge and experience that is invaluable to proper diagnosis and treatment.
Focused, Specialized Knowledge
Board-certified veterinary cardiologists work with patients with heart conditions every single day, so they are more likely to narrow down a general condition into a more specific diagnosis far more quickly. This enables your pet to start treatment sooner and recover more rapidly. In fact, patients with congestive heart failure live 75% longer when co-managed by a board-certified veterinary cardiologist and their primary care veterinarian.
Advanced Equipment, Facilities & Support Staff
Board-certified cardiologists utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment, allowing them to perform specialized diagnostic tests that can better pinpoint the specifics of your dog or cat's condition. Additionally, board-certified veterinary cardiologists employ technicians trained in understanding the unique needs of veterinary cardiac patients.
Our vet cardiologists not only perform this advanced testing in-office but can also interpret the results at the time of the testing, giving you a more expedited diagnosis. Contrary to this, telemedicine or radiologists often do not have access to full results within a few days.