Who Can Perform Heart Testing?
Cardiologists approved by the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society have all achieved a high-level of post-graduate experience around inherited heart disease. To become accredited by our Society, cardiologists must have shown significant skill in breed screening and are considered experts in their field. Cardiologists listed for Doppler echo must re-accredit every 6 years to demonstrate that they have maintained their skills. Screening performed by any veterinarians who are not listed here, whether or not they have post-graduate qualifications, does not represent the official heart testing scheme in the United Kingdom and their skills in undertaking screening cannot be confirmed by the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society.