Dr. Oxford is available for complementary referring veterinarian consultations most business days/hours via email (theheartvet@gmail.com).

 

Currently, Dr. Oxford sees patients on Monday at Elemental Pet Vets, Tuesday and Wednesday at Briar Patch Veterinary Hospital, and on Thursday at Stack Veterinary Hospital

 

Appointments can be made by contacting the hospitals directly:

Briar Patch Veterinary Hospital| 607-272-2828

Stack Veterinary Hospital | 315-478-3161

Elemental Pet Vets |607-291-4021

Services

Service Name

  • Comprehensive cardiovascular examination
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram interpretation
  • Doppler blood pressure
  • Thoracic radiograph interpretation
  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Abdominocentesis
  • Management of heart worm disease
  • Consultation on management of congestive heart failure and arrhythmias.​

What to expect during your appointment 

Your pet will have a thorough cardiovascular examination performed by Dr. Oxford.  This includes listening to the heart and lungs, evaluating gum color, and feeling pulses.  

A comprehensive echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) will be performed. This will evaluate the structure and function of the heart and help guide the best treatment for your pet.

Depending on your pet's individual disease, an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) may be performed to evaluate for arrhythmias.  If there is concern that your pet may have dangerous arrhythmias, a 24-hour Holter monitor may be placed to evaluate the heart rate and rhythm over a longer window of time.

If indicated, your pet's blood pressure or blood work to evaluate kidney function may also be performed.

Both you and your primary care veterinarian will be given a comprehensive report detailing the findings of the appointment, clinical assessment and prognosis, and any treatments that may be indicated. 

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