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Cardiology

Our cardiology department is committed to offering the most progressive and comprehensive care for your pet utilizing the most sophisticated equipment and the latest interventional procedures.  Our board certified cardiologist is experienced in treating a wide range of cases, varying from puppies and kittens that require surgery for congenital disorders, to senior pets that need safe and effective medical management for chronic illnesses.  Treatment plans are driven by the patient’s prognosis and quality of life is our utmost concern.

Evaluation of your pet’s history and a physical examination by our cardiologist is the first step. If there is evidence of heart disease, such an a heart murmur or arrhythmia,  an echocardiogram (ultrasound) is often indicated.  An echo is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure that very rarely requires sedation. Depending upon the type and severity of heart disease, we are fully equipped to perform whatever therapy or procedure is needed to improve the length and quality of your pets life.

Department Doctors

 

Donald Schrope, DVM, DACVIM

Cardiology

Amanda Griglak, DVM

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Digital radiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Event/Holter monitoring
  • FluoroscopyColor-flow echocardiography
  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Doppler blood pressure
  • In-hospital telemetry

Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Balloon valvuloplasty for valvular/vascular stenosis
  • Stent placement for collapsing trachea
  • Device placement for occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Electroconversion for atrial fibrilation
  • Thoracocentesis/Pericardiocentesis
  • Catheter retrieval of heartworms

 

Department Doctors

Donald Schrope, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Schrope received his veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Afterwards he completed an internship and a residency program in cardiology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, He has been chief of cardiology at Oradell Animal Hospital since 2002. He was the first full-time board certified cardiologist in New Jersey. Dr. Schrope's special interests include the identification and treatment of feline and canine congenital heart disease. He has authored multiple publications and book chapters on subjects such as balloon vavuloplasty for the treatment of pulmonic stenosis in cats as well as dogs, identification and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, atrial septal defects, atrioventricular block in dogs, and the effects of non-cardiac disease on the heart.

Amanda Griglak, DVM

Dr. Griglak received her DVM from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Rutgers University. Her special interests include cardiology and internal medicine.