Bloomfield Animal Hospital offers cardiology services from board-certified vet

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Pets are a critical part of our family, and caring for them is important. As with human medical care, pet care has advanced a great deal over the years. Now, in addition to routine checkups, veterinarians also offer services such as surgery and cardiology. Dr. Fred Brewer is a board-certified vet who provides a wide range of services to his patients in and around Southern California. We are happy that he can travel to Bloomfield Animal Hospital for our clients' pets.

What is a pet cardiologist?

Much like a cardiologist that you'd see if you had a concern with your heart, a pet cardiologist is a veterinarian who has expert training in conditions that could impact your pet's heart and circulatory system. Training to become a pet cardiologist includes earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, plus an internship and several years of residency.

When would I need to see a pet cardiologist?

You'd hope to never need specialized care for your pet. However, there are some instances in which a pet cardiologist could help your cat or dog:
  1. A heart murmur or irregular rhythm: In many cases, murmurs are not something to be concerned about. However, they can be associated with heart disease, particularly if the murmur is accompanied by coughing, trouble breathing, or abdominal enlargement.
  2. A disease that causes heart failure: Certain conditions can lead to problems with the heart, such as Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease in dogs or Hypertrophy Cardiomyopathy in cats. Pets with these conditions should be carefully monitored.
  3. Hypertension: High blood pressure doesn't just impact adults, it can be a factor for dogs and cats as well. Understanding what's causing your pet's high blood pressure is important as many conditions can cause poor heart function as well. A pet cardiologist has advanced diagnostic equipment and more experience to help determine the cause and treatment for your pet.
  4. Advanced equipment: If something isn't right with our pets, owners want to know why and want to fix it. Pet cardiologists treat a range of diseases, have a broad understanding of medications and potential complications, and often have access to the most advanced research to help diagnose and treat your pet.

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New Patients: (562) 383-7788 | Existing Patients: (562) 402-9717
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For more information about the cardiology services offered at Bloomfield Animal Hospital, call (562) 383-7788 today.
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Bloomfield Animal Hospital is a trusted name in pets’ preventive, medical, surgical, and emergency care in Lakewood, CA. With a 30-year history as a family-owned pet clinic, it’s reputed for providing modern services in a warm, friendly environment. It’s one of the few veterinary hospitals to be AAHA-accredited.

Dr. Jose Arambulo, owner and chief veterinarian is experienced in treating eye, ear, and skin disorders and is especially interested in internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. The hospital also utilizes the services of board-certified veterinarians, Dr. Ann Reed – Radiologist, and Dr. Fred Brewer – Cardiologist.