Veterinary Cardiology Specialists (VCS) works hand-in-hand with veterinary hospitals to provide uncompromised cardiac care for patients with heart disease.
Dr. Janet Olson, a board certified veterinary cardiology specialist, and owner of VCS, is dedicated to work hand-in-hand with you and your veterinarian to provide access to uncompromised cardiac care for patients with heart disease in the familiarity and comfort of their primary veterinary clinic. Her services are offered through on-site consultation as well as telemedicine capabilities for interpretation of radiographs, echocardiograms, ECGs and Holter data.
The Focus: improving the quality of life and survival time of patients with heart related disease
Service Goal: accurately diagnosing and offering management strategies for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease
- Diagnostic Testing and Consultation Services
Offering comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic testing for patients with heart disease that can be provided in the comfort and convenience of your own veterinary facility*. VCS also offers interpretive consulting services for radiographs, ECGs and Holter data via telemedicine. Visit the Vet Portal for these services.
- Therapeutic Recommendations and Case Management
Providing sound therapeutic recommendations which include medical management of congenital and acquired heart disease, minimally invasive procedures such as balloon valvuloplasty, pacemakers, catheter based PDA occlusion and laparoscopic pericardial windows, as well as surgical intervention for heart related cancer.
- OFA Heart Clinics
Certifying dogs with OFA standards through auscultation (listening for murmurs) as well as echocardiograms (ultrasound evaluations) to help maintain the health of your breed. For information on upcoming heart clinics, click here.
Service Locations: choose the option that works best for you and your pet
- Provided on-site in the comfort and familiarity of your own veterinary hospital*
- Or at three conveniently located host clinic sites
Compassionate Care Animal Hospital in Brooklyn Park, MN
Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital in Inver Grove Heights, MN
Iowa Veterinary Referral Center of Des Moines, Iowa
Getting Started: Talk with your veterinarian to determine if a cardiac consultation with VCS would benefit your pet.
Call 612-353-7440 to schedule an appointment today.
* call to see if your veterinary hospital is within the VCS service area (612-353-7440)
Let VCS help you and your pet today – we are ALL HEART.