Veterinary Cardiologist Toronto

female veterinarian

Ananda Pires, DVM

Animal Health Partners KARI KURTZ

Kari Kurtz, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Veterinary Specialist
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Michigan State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University
  • 1-year Rotating Internship at North Carolina State University
  • 3-year Cardiology Residency at North Carolina State University
  • Board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Practiced as a Veterinary Cardiologist for two years in Chicago, Illinois
  • Animal Health Partners CHARLOTTE DONNAN

    Charlotte Donnan, DVM

    Veterinary Intern
  • Originally from the suburbs of Seattle, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Animal Biology from the University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University (USA)
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship at Oregon State University (USA)
  • 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


    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.