Cardiac Surgery

The Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons at CVSS perform veterinary cardiac surgery, or thoracic surgery, for dogs and cats.  Our goal is to give families and their pets the best possible outcome for their pet.  Our experienced veterinary surgeons are able to repair a variety of heart defects or diseases in dogs or cats, including congenital defects and acquired diseases, ranging from deformed valves in your pet’s heart to the abnormal narrowing of your pet’s vessels causing heart blood flow problems.

Your pet may be referred to us for cardiac surgery after receiving a complete evaluation by a veterinary cardiologist.  We will discuss with you your pet’s options for cardiac surgery and together we will go over the surgical plan.  We collaborate closely with CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets.  Our focus is on the improved quality of life for your pet.

Types of cardiac surgery performed at CVSS include:

  • Heart Based Tumor
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis
  • Pericardectomy
  • Persistent Right Aortic Arch

Our surgeons are specialists who have received extensive training after veterinary school and are referred to as “Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons” (abbreviated DACVS or DACVS-SA [Small Animal]) or “board-certified veterinary surgeons”.  Our Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons have experience and training in advanced surgical procedures, including thoracic surgery.  Read more about our Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons.

For more information about preparing for your pet’s surgery, please review our Guidelines to Help Prepare for Your Pet’s Surgery.