Veterinary Cardiologist Toronto

Dr. Jonathan Lichtenberger, Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Specialist in
Veterinary Cardiology, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine – Cardiology section (DACVIM- Cardiology), MSc in

Cardiology Services

  • Specialized cardiology consultations
  • Medical therapy for cardiac patients
  • Conventional and advanced echocardiography (cardiac ultrasonography)
  • 6-12 lead electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Holter monitoring (24h ECG monitoring)
  • Interventional cardiac procedures under fluoroscopic guidance (including minimally invasive PDA closure, treatment of pulmonic stenosis and pacemaker implantation)
  • Electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac screening for breeding dogs and cats

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Common reasons for consultation

  • Heart murmur evaluation in symptomatic and asymptomatic animals
  • Treatment of congestive heart failure
  • Respiratory difficulty
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital cardiac conditions (birth defects)
  • Evaluation of syncopal episodes (fainting)
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgeries

Strengths of Service

  • Our board-certified cardiologist underwent an extensive 4-year specialty
    training residency.
  • We have a dedicated echo suite, equipped with a state of the art Vivid E90
    cardiovascular ultrasound system, and EchoPAC workstation for analysis.
  • Our procedure suite is equipped with an advanced OEC 9900 C-arm system
  • Direct collaboration with other services (including critical care, internal
    medicine, oncology, anesthesia & analgesia, surgery) and the referring
    veterinarians to ensure best quality medicine.
  • Access to other advanced diagnostic imaging modalities including CT scan
    and 3T MRI if needed.
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