Cardiology services are provided by Dr. Carroll Loyer. He has seen well over 20,000 cardiology patients, and has performed well over 13,000 ultrasound examinations. He has always been hospital based, and not “roving”, so he has the experience of what happens for clients and patients over time and with their medications.

Small Animal Cardiology

Cardiologists perform advanced testing to accurately diagnose and optimally treat heart disease. Some of the heart conditions we see in small animal medicine are

  • mitral valve disease in small breed dogs
  • dilated cardiomyopathy in large breed dogs
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • pericardial disease
  • heart tumors
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats
  • restrictive cardiomyopathy in cats
  • arrhythmias

Choice Cardiology Services Include

  • Echocardiography – Human hospital grade ultrasound
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) with digital output
  • Digital radiography (x-rays)
  • Blood pressure – Doppler and oscillometric
  • Holter monitors (24 hour ECG)
  • Telemetry for in-hospital cases
  • Fluoroscopy for invasive procedures and more
  • Electroconversion of atrial fibrillation and other rhythm disturbances
  • Pacemakers
  • Angioplasty of narrowed valves
  • Occluders for Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Why Choice Cardiology?

  • We have been providing hospital based veterinary cardiology care in the Denver Metro area and Colorado since 1993
    • We have always provided primary hospital based care for our clients and patients
      • So we know what happens for our clients and patients
    • We have always handled complex or difficult to manage cases
  • We offer same day or next day services so that pets in need do not have to wait to be seen by a cardiologist
    • We do not have an emergency fee
  • Patients live 75% longer when co-managed by both their family veterinarian and a board-certified cardiologist
    • Patients co-managed have more opportunity to return for routine care to their family veterinarian
    • We collaborate with family veterinarians
    • Our expertise allows longer and healthier lives for pets
  • We are dedicated to a better client and pet experience.
    • Clients are present and viewing the ultrasound on a large monitor, so pets are less anxious and clients are better informed.

From Our Clients

  • I want to thank you for giving Byron a couple extra years with me. He died May 15, but it wasn’t because of his heart. I am grateful you helped us. It was very important to me.–Margie (Byron)