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The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital


Jose Novo Matos DVM DipECVIM (Cardiology) MRCVS


EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

Principal Clinical Cardiologist

Jose graduated from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2005. After three years working in the Small Animal School Hospital of the University of Lisbon, he moved to Switzerland where he completed a Cardiology residency at the University of Zurich. He became an ECVIM-CA Cardiology Diplomate in 2014 and was awarded RCVS specialist status in Cardiology in 2015. Jose then worked as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Cardiology in the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, before moving to the Royal Veterinary College where he completed a PhD on Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy under the supervision of Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes. During his PhD Jose also worked as a cardiology consultant at Davies Veterinary Specialists. Jose is now working at the University of Cambridge, as Principal Clinical Cardiologist at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital. 

Special interests

His areas of clinical and research interest are primarily feline cardiomyopathies and echocardiography.

Recent Publications   

Jose wrote a book chapter on the most recent BSAVA Manual of Emergency and Critical Care: Cardiovascular emergencies. Jose Novo Matos, Nuala Summerfield. BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care. LG King, A. Boag, eds. 3rd ed, 2018

Holter monitoring demonstrates that ventricular arrhythmias are common in cats with decompensated and compensated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Bartoszuk U, Keene BW, Baron Toaldo M, Pereira N, Summerfield N, Novo Matos J, Glaus TM.Vet J. 2019 Jan;243:21-25. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.11.005. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Transient Myocardial Thickening in Cats Associated with Heart Failure. Novo Matos J, Pereira N, Glaus T, Wilkie L, Borgeat K, Loureiro J, Silva J, Law V, Kranjc A, Connolly DJ, Luis Fuentes V. J Vet Intern Med. 2018 Jan; 32(1):48-56. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14897. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

Two-dimensional echocardiographic estimates of left atrial function in healthy dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease. Dickson D, Caivano D, Matos JN, Summerfield N, Rishniw M. J Vet Cardiol. 2017 Dec;19(6):469-479. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2017.09.003. Epub 2017 Oct 27.

Comparison of left and right ventricular stroke volume of dogs calculated on the basis of morphology and blood flow determined by use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Dennler M, Richter H, Matos JN, Baron Toaldo M, Campagna IU, Glaus TM, Kircher PR. Am J Vet Res. 2017 Oct;78(10):1163-1170. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.78.10.1163.

Cats with diabetes mellitus have diastolic dysfunction in the absence of structural heart disease. Pereira NJ, Novo Matos J, Baron Toaldo M, Bartoszuk U, Summerfield N, Riederer A, Reusch C, Glaus TM. Vet J. 2017 Jul;225:50-55. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.04.017. Epub 2017 May 3

Unexplained bleeding as primary clinical complaint in dogs infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum. Glaus T, Sigrist N, Hofer-Inteeworn N, Kuemmerle-Fraune C, Mueller C, Geissweid K, Beckmann K, Wenger M, Novo Matos J.

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2016 Oct;158(10):701-709. doi: 10.17236/sat00088.

Hypovolemia induced systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve in two dogs. Hammes K, Novo Matos J, Baron Toaldo M, Glaus T.J Vet Cardiol. 2016 Sep 14. pii: S1760-2734(16)30042-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2016.06.003

Intrapulmonary arteriovenous anastomoses in dogs with severe Angiostrongylus vasorum infection: clinical, radiographic, and echocardiographic evaluation. Novo Matos J, Malbon A, Dennler M, Glaus T. J Vet Cardiol. 2016 Jan 20. pii: S1760-2734(15)00138-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2015.10.008.