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The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital



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The QVSH Cardiology Service is focused on diagnosing and treating acquired and congenital heart diseases in dogs and cats. We have a team of two cardiologists, both ECVIM (Cardiology) and RCVS Recognised Specialists in veterinary cardiology.

Before your referral appointment, we can offer advice on radiographs, ECG recordings or echocardiographic images. We are also always happy to accept emergency cases. Please contact us via the QVSH reception (01223 337621) or email

We accept referrals of any type of cardiology case, including work-up and/or treatment of:

-       Heart murmurs

-       Cough

-       Dyspnoea

-       Exercise intolerance

-       Arrhythmias (diagnosis and treatment, including direct current cardioversion)

-       Acute and chronic congestive heart failure

-       Pericardial effusion

-       Acquired and congenital heart diseases


In order to offer the best care possible to our patients, facilities at the QVSH include:

-       Doppler and tissue Doppler echocardiography

-       12-lead electrocardiography (ECG)

-       24-hour, 48-hour and 7-day Holter ECG monitoring

-       ECG event record implantation

-       3D transoesophageal echocardiography

-       3 radiography suites

-       16-slice computed tomography (CT)

-       and in the near future facilities for 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Interventional cardiology 

We also have particular interests in the minimally invasive treatment of congenital heart defects and bradyarrhythmias. We are happy to perform several minimally invasive cardiac interventions, including:

-       Balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty for treatment of pulmonary stenosis

-       Patent ductus arteriosus occlusion using Amplatz canine duct occluder (ACDO) or coils

-       Pacemaker implantation.



We will soon open a 12-month cardiology internship program, and we are aiming to have an ECVIM approved cardiology residency program in the next 1-2 years.



The cardiology service at the QVSH will also be actively engaged in clinical cardiology research. Our areas of research interest are primarily feline cardiomyopathies and echocardiography.

We have already established two research projects which are in collaboration with other veterinary schools in the UK and Europe.


Common congenital and acquired heart diseases in dogs and cats


General contact details:

01223 337621

For all enquiries during office hours and for emergency referrals at any time


Address: Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES

How to find us

Refer a case

During office hours the Client Services team will try to contact the clinician immediately for you. In the case of an emergency referral we will do our utmost to get a response at the time and in routine referrals within the day. Emails are monitored between 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, to make a referral out of office hours please call

01223 337621


Please use our REFERRAL FORM

(during office hours only).

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Online payment of veterinary fees can be made using the Cambridge University Online Store.

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