Introduction to Canine and Feline Cardiology

2 day class

This two-day in-person RACE approved Veterinary CE course offers practicing veterinarians a comprehensive overview of canine and feline cardiology. Day 1 delves into the diagnosis and management of common cardiovascular diseases in dogs, covering topics such as myxomatous mitral valve disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure. Attendees will gain confidence in interpreting diagnostic tests, recommending treatments, and managing heart failure effectively. The day concludes with case studies to reinforce learning. Day 2 focuses on feline cardiology, discussing cardiomyopathies, arterial thromboembolism, congenital heart diseases, pulmonary hypertension, and heartworm disease. Attendees will leave equipped with evidence-based recommendations and practical skills to diagnose and treat cardiac conditions in both dogs and cats, with opportunities for interactive learning and expert Q&A sessions.

Level - Intermediate

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Canine and Feline Cardiology Course Objectives & Outcomes


Diagnostic Skills and Knowledge

Familiarize attendees with diagnostic tests for cardiac evaluation in dogs and cats.

Enhance confidence in interpreting thoracic radiographs and recommending appropriate diagnostic tests based on radiographic findings.


Treatment Recommendations

Provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating myxomatous mitral valve disease.

Discuss the diagnosis and management of canine dilated cardiomyopathy, including diet-associated cases.

Equip attendees with skills to manage acute and chronic congestive heart failure, including advanced cases.

Present evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating feline cardiomyopathies.

Provide guidance on diagnosing and treating feline arterial thromboembolism.

Discuss common causes of pulmonary hypertension in dogs and recommend appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments.

Educate attendees on recognizing clinical signs of heartworm disease and efficiently making diagnostic and treatment recommendations, including referral for urgent cases.


Understanding and Application

Enable attendees to identify and treat various types of arrhythmias in dogs.

Broaden understanding of congenital heart disease diagnosis and available treatment options in dogs and cats.


Interactive Learning

Facilitate interactive case studies for staging cardiac diseases and recommending diagnostic tests and treatments.

Host an interactive question and answer session with a panel of cardiologists to address specific case questions and common inquiries about small animal cardiovascular disease.



Saki Kadotani, DVM, MS, DACVIM