Pets can get heart disease just like humans. A pet who is coughing, experiences difficulty breathing or shows signs of exercise intolerance, among other symptoms may need further diagnostic testing. Our veterinarians will perform an x-ray but if heart disease is suspected, an echocardiogram may be needed. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. This procedure can be performed right here at MPVC by a visiting cardiologist. Having this test performed at our pets regular veterinary clinic can help reduce the stress of traveling to an unfamiliar facility. Dr Eric DeRose is available by appointment only.