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Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center (VERC)


While some cardiac conditions may be serious, many heart diseases are manageable on an outpatient basis, and allow for a good quality of life.

Our internal medicine specialists will work in conjunction with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs.

Often pets are encouraged to seek a cardiac evaluation when a heart murmur or abnormal rhythm is heard by the family veterinarian. A heart murmur is the sound of turbulent blood flow. Normal blood flow is smooth and virtually silent. A cardiac arrhythmia occurs when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or too irregularly. Early diagnosis and effective treatment will increase your pet’s opportunity to live a normal life.