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  • Ten percent of dogs are affected with heart disease.
    Ten percent of dogs are affected with heart disease.
  • Most times, medications can improve the quality of life for dogs with heart disease.
    Most times, medications can improve the quality of life for dogs with heart disease.
  • Some breeds have a predisposition for heart problems and benefit from routine screening.
    Some breeds have a predisposition for heart problems and benefit from routine screening.
  • Up to one in six cats have heart disease.
    Up to one in six cats have heart disease.

Get to the Heart of the Matter

Veterinary Heart Care is a cardiology specialty practice serving the animals, pet owners and veterinarians of the Hampton Roads area. Dr. Herb Maisenbacher, a board certified veterinary cardiologist, provides expert care to pets with heart disease on Mondays in Yorktown at Peninsula Animal Referral Center and Wednesdays in Virginia Beach at BluePearl - Town Center. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, he travels to area veterinary clinics to provide mobile cardiac consultations, including echocardiography and ECG, making cardiac specialty medicine accessible to all animals.

Pet Owners

pet heart problems

VHC works with your local veterinarian to diagnose and treat your pet with heart disease. VHC is able to perform specialized cardiovascular diagnostic tests and treatments that may not be available at your local veterinarian.

Veterinarians

VHC can see your patients at one of our clinic locations or at your clinic on one of our mobile days.  We are also easily reachable by phone, email or fax to discuss any cases or questions.

Breeders

Some breeds of dogs and cats are known to be at risk for heart disease and can pass that risk down to offspring.  VHC offers cardiac screening to determine which animals are affected and will work with you to improve your breeding program.