July 30, 2021 4:58 PM

Beginning Sunday, August 1, 2021, all visitors to MSU's campus, including the Veterinary Medical Center, are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Find details here.

Clients are allowed indoors with their animals. Any patient presented to the MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will undergo an initial medical evaluation to determine if urgent care is needed, and whether hospitalization is warranted. The MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will only hospitalize patients that our clinicians consider to be unstable or to have life-threatening conditions.

A primary care veterinarian may also refer patients for:

  • Murmurs or other abnormal heart sounds
  • Evidence for heart enlargement
  • Abnormal heart rhythms

The Cardiology Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disorders in companion animals. The service provides medical cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, as well as minimally invasive transvenous procedures and those done via thoracoscopic exams. We also provide consulting services for large animals.

Patients typically visit the Cardiology Service for:

  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Collapse (syncope)
  • Coughing
  • Cyanosis (bluish color of the gums)
  • Evidence of heart enlargement
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Murmurs or other abnormal heart sounds
  • Shortness of breath

The Cardiology Service offers full-service treatment options including:

  • Dietary and exercise modifications
  • Medical therapy
  • Non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures
  • Surgical procedures on the heart

“The Cardiology Service’s commitment to patient care is at the forefront of each and every day. A key component of this care is the collaboration we have with our referring veterinarians.”

– Rob Sanders
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology), Associate Professor