Cardiology

Board-certified Veterinary Cardiologist, Dr. Gordon Peddle, has been a member of the Internal Medicine Department with Drs. Straus and Kantrowitz since August 2010. His focused expertise in the fields of medical and interventional cardiology enhance the already extensive scope of options offered through Internal Medicine. Dr. Peddle performs diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of a wide array of both congenital and acquired heart and respiratory disease in dogs and cats. His expertise also allows for patients presenting to the emergency service and other specialty services at AERA to undergo more comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Dr. Peddle is also available for breed-specific certification examinations.

Dr. Peddle combines a pet’s clinical history and physical examination findings with advanced diagnostic and imaging techniques to diagnose and characterize cardiopulmonary disease and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Peddle also works closely with your primary care veterinarian to help monitor your patients’ cardiac disease and make appropriate changes in therapy, when necessary.

Diagnostic imaging often includes an echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) which will be of the highest quality available via the Philips iE33 Select Ultrasound System Xcelera Focus analysis software. This is considered one of the finest cardiac imaging packages available in human or veterinary cardiology. We feel strongly that our animal patients deserve the same quality of medical care that we ourselves enjoy and have chosen to obtain the same state-of-the-art equipment being used in human cardiology.

Common Breed-Associated Heart Diseases of Dogs and Cats

  • Pulmonary Hypertension    Heart Disease and Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Disease in cats    Pericardial Effusion in Dogs
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)    Subaortic Stenosis in Dogs
  • Pulmonic Stenosis in Dogs    Degenerative Atrioventricular (AV) Valve Disease in Dogs
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Dogs    Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
  • Diagnostic services offered by AERA Cardiology that may be performed include:

  • Measurement of cardiac blood biomarkers     Doppler/oscillometric blood pressure monitoring
  • Six- and ten-lead electrocardiography (ECG)     Holter/event monitoring
  • Thoracic radiography     Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound)    Cardiac catheterization
  • Fluoroscopy     Angiography
  • Interventional Cardiology at AERA:

    Dr. Peddle also performs a variety of catheter-based, minimally invasive surgical therapies for certain congenital and acquired cardiac and respiratory conditions.

  • These procedures include:
  • Temporary and permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occlusion using canine ductal occluders (CDO), embolization coils, or vascular plugs
  • Balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis
  • Heartworm extraction
  • Percutaneous pericardial window (balloon pericardiotomy) for recurrent pericardial effusion
  • Tracheal stent placement for tracheal collapse

  • Our Goal is to Offer the Highest Quality Care for your Animal Companion

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    One great veterinary service

    Animal Emergency
    & Referral Associates

    1237 Bloomfield Avenue
    Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (973) 788-0500

    Animal Eye Center of NJ
    48 Notch Road
    Little Falls, NJ 07424
    (973) 890-4430