BREEDER CARDIAC SCREENINGS
We offer cardiac screenings via auscultation and echocardiogram with Doppler color flow for both canine breeding patients and feline breeding patients. This is utilized to screen breeding pets for overall heart heath and congenital heart defects prior to use in a breeding program.
This is a screening process for apparently healthy patients without any current cardiac concerns. All breeder screenings are scheduled with Dr. Barker who is a boarded internal medicine specialist with a special interest in cardiology.
If you have a pet or breeding pet with a known cardiac concern, such as a heart murmur, please refer to the information on our echocardiogram page as your pet would qualify to been seen as a regular cardiac patient.
For submission to OFA, your breeder pet must be over 1 year of age at the time of examination otherwise the results will be considered preliminary.
Please be aware that we cannot screen Golden Retrievers for submission to OFA. They are required to be seen by a boarded cardiologist for OFA clearance.