Mobile veterinary cardiology service, provided throughout New Zealand.
Our aim is to provide excellent customer service for both the referring practice and the pet owner, whilst prioritising the animal's wellbeing.
Benefit from advanced diagnostics, fast response case advice and informative CPD, all provided by the only registered specialist in veterinary cardiology based in New Zealand.
Refer a companion animal case for investigation and management plan.
Interpretation of your diagnostic images - quick and simple to upload.
Full review of clinical history and any ECGs, radiographs, echo images, etc, with a view to providing case management advice.
Call/email if you would like to discuss a cardiac case you are managing.
Colour Doppler Echocardiography
Blood pressure measurement
Pleural fluid drainage
FNA accessible thoracic masses
IN HOUSE CPD
CPD tailored to the needs of your practice.
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An adaptable, friendly veterinary consultancy service, offering investigation and management of cardiac conditions. Generally, pets are seen at 'associate practices' which tend to be referral centres, which benefit from specialist level staff and equipment. Please find details of these hospitals here.
In certain situations, pets can be seen at their own practice (or even in their own home), therefore avoiding a long journey and owners can have the reassurance of taking their pet to a familiar, trusted practice.
Our aim is to provide excellent customer service (for both Vet and Owner) and offer advanced diagnostics to all pets, whether at a referral hospital or their own local practice.
The service is fully mobile, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Jacqui is an enthusiastic teacher and CPD can be tailored to your schedule and learning requirements.
Whether you would like to refer a case, have radiographs, ECGs or echos for interpretation, or would like to discuss a case you're managing, please get in touch.
Jacqui is our Veterinary Cardiology Specialist and is the clinician who you will deal with firsthand, both as the referring Vet or the pet owner.
Jacqui graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003 and immediately began working in first opinion small animal and mixed practices; during this time she developed a passion for the heart and successfully gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology. She has spent the last decade working in cardiorespiratory medicine in referral hospitals, both as part of a team and as the sole cardiologist. Jacqui has completed a residency in Veterinary Cardiology with the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, and is proud to have obtained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and been awarded specialist status. She is studying towards a Masters in Veterinary Medicine, the subject of which is intermittent collapse in dogs and cats.
Having spent 6 years in first opinion practice, Jacqui has a good understanding of the challenges faced in general practice and tries to maintain a pragmatic approach to case management, whilst striving to deliver the highest standard of care. She strongly believes that the animal’s wellbeing, along with the owner’s happiness, should be paramount.
Jacqui’s areas of clinical interest are cardiomyopathies and intermittent collapse, and she has been involved in research in both of these areas. Outside of work, Jacqui spends her time with family and friends, runs with her dog and explores New Zealand.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Improve customer service by minimising travel time for your client
Fast reporting, we will telephone you soon after the animal is discharged and follow that up with a written report once all diagnostics are complete.
Excellent case continuity as the ongoing care (and provision of medication) is carried out by you; with full support from us.
Quick response to any queries and supportive case advice.
Arrange in-house CPD to fit around your own requirements/schedule.
Our diagnostic equipment is top end, helping to provide accurate, reliable results.
Jacqui: "I have pets of my own, and have had to make tough decisions for them in the past, so I understand how important choosing your vet is. You can rest assured that I always give honest advice and have your animal’s well being as my main priority. Having worked with animals since I was 14 years old (and had pets all my life) I have a good ‘animal sense’. Happily the majority of tests I do are non-invasive and simply require your pet to stay still (not always the easiest in some cases!) and I insist upon a calm, quiet environment, so even the most timid animals may fall asleep during a scan".
Please do not give your pet breakfast, but do allow free access to water and give any medications that are due.
We know how frustrating it is to be kept waiting, so unless there is an exceptional circumstance, you will be seen on time.
Consultations are long and relaxed (up to 1 hour) to give you time to fully explain your concerns and decide what tests are carried out.
In the majority of cases we will carry out any diagnostic tests immediately after the consultation.
Some procedures require your pet to have a small patch of hair shaved, this will be discussed first during your consultation and is at your discretion.
We will show you any scan images, xrays, ECGs, etc and discuss all our findings and provide you with a management plan.
We will speak to your Vet to share our findings and provide them with a detailed written report within 48 hours of your discharge appointment.
We only accept cases from Veterinary Professionals and your own Vet should always be your first point of contact. Should your pet have a murmur, cough, exercise fatigue, collapse ('faint') or any other condition that you would like us to evaluate further, please ask your Vet to contact us. Once we have received their referral request, we will contact you to arrange your appointment.
PO Box 8056
Palmerston North 4446
Tel: 021 2244950