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Health Issues In Toy Dogs

Screening hearts in the Japanese Chin, Cavalier and English Toy Spaniel
Below is a list of board-certified veterinary cardiologists by state (also including Canada, Brazil, Switzerland). When you make an appointment, state that the appointment is for cardiac OFA.

Cardiology clinics that provide exams at reduced rates are also sometimes held at dog shows; check premium lists for information.

To decrease the incidence of hereditary early-onset endocardiosis, the recommendation for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels is to breed from heart-clear (by a cardiologist) breeding stock over the age of 2½, who have parents that were heart clear (again by a cardiologist) at age 5. In lines where early-onset endocaridiosis prevails, similar recommendations may be made for Japanese Chin.

Otherwise, breeding animals in Cavalier, English Toy, or Chin breeding programs should be auscultated by a cardiologist at ages 3, 4, and 5. Any dog who has a mitral valve murmur prior to the age of 5 should probably not be used in breeding programs without careful scrutiny.

For updates to the list of cardiologists, see http://www.vetheart.com/bystate.htm

Alabama
Dr. Sanford Bishop
Department of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1670 University Blvd. G003
Birmingham, AL 35294

Arizona
Dr. Timothy Cain
4545 East Hedgehog Place
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

California
Dr. Darcy Adin
2762 Feather Place
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Mark Kittleson
Dept. of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Paul Pion
Veterinary Information Network
1411 W. Covell Blvd, #106-131
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Edward Rhode
Dept. of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Lori Siemens
Dept. of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California - Davis
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. William Thomas
Dept. of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Richard Kienle
Mission Valley Veterinary Cardiology
PO Box 1499
Gilroy, CA 95021

Dr. Donald F. Patterson
1 Owen Ct.
Irvine, CA 92612

Dr. Michael Lesser
Advanced Veterinary Care Center
15308 Inglewood Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

Dr. Stacy Hosking
Advanced Veterinary Care Center
15308 Inglewood Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

Dr. Kirstie Barrett
California Animal Hospital
1736 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Dr. Stephen Ettinger
California Animal Hospital
1736 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Dr. John Reed
Highlands Veterinary Hospital
3451 Elkhorn Blvd.
North Highlands, CA 95660

Dr. Elizabeth Settles
2520 Beach Head Way
Richmond, CA 94804

Dr. Lori Siemens
Sacramento Veterinary Surgical Services
9700 Business Park Dr. #404
Sacramento, CA 95827

Dr. Robert Pensinger
Vet. Post-Graduate Institute
27 Pasatiempo Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Colorado
Dr. Carroll Loyer
CardioPulmonary Consulting Specialists
3550 S. Jason St.
Englewood, CO 80110

Dr. Janice Bright
CVMBS-VTH Clinical Sciences
Colorado State University
300 W. Drake Rd
Ft. Collins, CO 80523

Dr. Stanley Harris
207 S. Purcell Blvd
Pueblo West, CO 81007

Florida
Dr. Davin J. Borde
Veterinary Heart Institute
3601-Y SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32607

Dr. John-Karl Goodwin
Veterinary Heart Institute
3601-Y SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32607

Dr. Tacy Rupp
Veterinary Specialists of South Florida
9410 Stirling Rd
Cooper City, FL 33024

Georgia
Dr. Gilbert Jacobs
Dept of Small Animal Med - CVM
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Iowa
Dr. Wendy Ware
Dept. Veterinary Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

Illinois
Dr. Michael Luethy
Animal Emergency & Critical Care Center
1810 Frontage Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

Dr. Mark Oyama Dept. of Vet. Clin. Med.
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801

Dr. David Sisson
Dept. of Vet. Clin. Med.
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801

Dr. Dana Buoscio
Chicagoland Veterinary Cardiology
6524 Waverly Crt
Willowbrook, IL 60514

Kentucky
Dr. Johanna Reimer
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
P. O. Box 12070
Lexington, KY 40511

Massachusetts
Dr. Etienne Cote
Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
350 S. Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

Dr. Neil Harpster
Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
350 S. Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

Dr. Nancy Laste
Cardiology Department
Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
350 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130

Dr. Bradley Moses
Roberts Animal Hospital
516 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339

Dr. W. K. Frances
4 Clematis Rd
Lexington, MA 02421

Dr. Donald Brown
School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Dr. James Ross
School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Dr. John Rush
School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Dr. Jean Betkowski
18 Timber Way
Sandwick, MA 02563

Dr. Jules Melbin
PO Box 977
Townsend, MA 01469

Dr. Paul Kaplan
New England Veterinary Specialists
174 Scribner Rd
Tyngsboro. MA 01879

Maryland
Dr. Thomas Saunders
Chesapeake Veterinary Specialty Center
808 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401

Dr. Braz-Ruivo Luis
Beltway Veterinary Cardiology
11660 Annapolis Rd
Glen Dale, MD 20769-9159

Dr. Steven Rosenthal
Chesapeake Vet. Cardiology Associates
1711 York Rd
Timonium, MD 21093

Michigan
Dr. William Brown
Veterinary Cardiology Consultants
1886 Birmingham Blvd
Birmingham, MI 48009

Dr. Cathy Gaber
4367 Alderwood Dr
Okemos, MI 48864-3099

Dr. Renee Riepe
Oakland Veterinary Referral Services
1940 S. Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills. MI 48302

Dr. N. Bari Olivier
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Dr. Laura Anne DeLellis
Michigan Veterinary Specialists
21600 W Eleven Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48076

Minnesota
Dr. Kristen Marschman
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1365 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Dr. Anthony Tobias
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1352 Boyd Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Missouri
Dr. Allen Hahn
Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine 333 Clydesdale Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

New Jersey
Dr. Margaret Sleeper
32 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Dr. Carl Sammarco
Cardiopet Veterinary Referral Center
48 Notch Road
Little Falls, NJ 07424

Dr. Donald Schrope
Cardiopet Veterinary Referral Center
48 Notch Road
Little Falls, NJ 07424

New York
Dr. Andrew Beardow
270 W. 17th St. #17A
New York, NY 10011-5359

Dr. N. Joel Edwards
PO Box 558
Altamont, NY 12009

Dr. Bruce Korneich
Department of Clinical Sciences
NYS College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Dr. N. Sydney Moise
Department of Clinical Sciences
NYS College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Dr. Mark Rishniw
Department of Clinical Sciences
NYS College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Dr. George Kramer
Ultravet Diagnostics
220 East Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

Dr. Betsy Bond
The Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Dr. Philip Fox
Department of Medicine
The Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Dr. Jean-Paul Petrie
The Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10021

North Carolina
Dr. Clarke Atkins
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Dr. Bruce Keene
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Dr. Kathleen Brown
Glaxo Inc. Research Institute
5 Moore Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Ohio
Dr. Kathy Wright
Division of Cardiology OSB-4
Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Dr. John Bonagura
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio State University
601 Vernon Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Dr. Robert Hamlin
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio State University
601 Vernon Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Dr. Lora Hitchcock
MedVet Associates, Inc
5747 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43231

Dr. Linda Lehmkuhl
MedVet Associates, Inc
5747 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43231

Dr. Kathyrn Meurs
Dept of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
The Ohio State University
601 Vernon L. Tharp St
Columbus, OH 43210

Oregon
Dr. Gary Wood
Cardiology Northwest
10629 S. W. Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219

Pennsylvania
Dr. Maribet Bossbaly
Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
1900 W. Old Lincoln Hwy
Langhorne, PA 19047

Dr. James Buchanan
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. David Detweiler
Waverly Heights Suite A212
1400 Waverly Rd.
Gladwyne, PA 19035-1258

Dr. Anna Gelzer
Dept. of Clinical Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3850 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. David Knight
Dept. of Clinical Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3850 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Marc Kraus
570 N. 23rd St. Apt 11A
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Dr. E. Neil Moore
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Rhode Island
Dr. Mark Stamoulis
141 Meadow Lane
Middletown, RI 02842

Tennessee
Dr. Rebecca Gompf
Dept. of Urban Practice, CVM
University of Tennessee
P.O. Box 1071
Knoxville, TN 37901-1071

Texas
Dr. Charla Jones
Veterinary Cardiology & Medicine Service
4106 N. Lamar
Austin. TX 78758

Dr. Sonya Gordan
Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Dr. Donald Clark
Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Dr. Kenneth Knauer
Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Dr. Matthew Miller
Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Dr. Jenifer Brayley
Veterinary Med Specialists of Houston
10331 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

Dr. Kyle Brayley
Veterinary Med Specialists of Houston
10331 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

Virginia
Dr. Jennifer Sidley
8 W. Cedar Street
Alexandria, VA 22301

Dr. Jonathan Abbott
SA Clin. Sci. VA-MD Regional CVM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. R. Lee Pyle
SA Clin. Sci. VA-MD Regional CVM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. William Tyrrell, Jr
Chesapeake Vet. Cardiology Associates
2 Cardinal Park Dr. Ste 101B
Leesburg, VA 20175

Dr. Eugene Musselman
DVM Consulting, Inc.
950 Richmond Beach Rd.
Tappahannock, VA 22560

Dr. Bonnie Lefbom
SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center
6136 Brandon Ave
Springfield, VA 22150

Washington
Dr. O. Lynne Nelson
Veterinary Clinical Sciences CVM
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6610

Dr. Jerry Woodfield
Northwest Cardiology Consultants
2609 NW 96th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Wisconsin
Dr. Rebecca Stepien
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1102

Brazil
Dr. Helio De Morais
Departmento de Clinicas Veterinarias
Universidade Estadual de Lorinda
Londrina, Parana 86.051-970

Canada
Dr. Michael O'Grady
Dept. of Clinical Studies
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Dr. Sandra Minors
Dept. of Clinical Studies
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Dr. Eric deMadron
Alta Vista Animal Hospital
2616 Bank Street
Goucester, Ontario K1T 1M9

Switzerland
Dr. Christopher Lombard
Klinik fur kleine Haustiere
Tierspital der Universitaet Bern
Langgass-Shasse 128
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