The heart of animals is the foundation of their life, the sovereign of everything within them, the sun of their microcosm.

~William Harvey
De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis, 1628

Our Cardiology referrals include complete cardiac evaluations utilizing radiography, color flow Doppler echocardiography, electrocardiography, 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic (Holter) monitoring, and cardiac event recording in the diagnosis and management of patients with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease.

Meet the Cardiologist

Davin J. Borde, D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Borde is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a three year cardiology residency at the Veterinary Heart Institute and has written several book chapters and lectured across the United States and the Caribbean.

What is a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist?
According to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification from the ACVIM.

Board-certified Veterinary Cardiologists focus on diagnosing and treating disease of the heart and lungs, which include:

• Congestive heart failure
• Damage to the heart muscle or valves
• Coughing and other breathing problems
• Congenital (present at birth) defects
• Cardiac arrhythmias (problems with the rate and/or rhythm of your animal's heart)

Boxer Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac Medications in a Nutshell

Cardio Information

Holter Request Form

CER Request Form