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Small Animal Cardiology

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
Cardiology

Our Service

Our world class Cardiology Service boasts leaders in the fields of heart failure management, interventional cardiology, and cardiovascular surgery. Our cardiologists diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease, and heart failure among many other cardiovascular diseases. We are also one of the only facilities in the country with a dedicated cardiovascular surgery suite and digital catheterization laboratory.

We are here for you–providing 24 hour support for your Cardiology needs. Questions about your pet? Email your inquiry, full name and phone number to TAMUCardiology@cvm.tamu.edu

 

The Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in cooperation with the Michael E. DeBakey Institute of Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices is dedicated to collaborative research in vascular responses and adaptation to systemic hypertension, preclinical evaluation of left ventricular assist devices and evaluation of novel designs for coronary artery stents.  The Cardiology Service is committed to promoting and establishing clinical trials that will better determine therapeutic options for common cardiovascular diseases in companion animals.

 

Our Team

 

Sonya G. Gordon

Sonya G. Gordon, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Associate Professor of Cardiology

Dr. Gordon received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. She completed an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College before returning to Ontario Veterinary College where she completed an advanced degree in cardiology and her cardiology residency training. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of cardiology. Her special interests are focused on canine chronic valve disease, imaging, interventional procedures, and clinical trials. Dr. Gordon's new book, The ABCDs of Small Animal Cardiology, was published in February 2013.

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Ashley B. Saunders

Ashley B. Saunders, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Associate Professor of Cardiology

Dr. Saunders received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She completed an internship at the University of Tennessee before returning the Texas A&M to complete her residency in small animal cardiology. She is board-certified in the specialty of cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her special interests include congenital heart disease, interventional cardiology, advanced imaging, 3D modeling, and heart failure management.

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Sonya Wesselowski

Sonya Wesselowski, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Sonya Wesselowski received her DVM from Kansas State University.  She completed cardiology residency training and a second master's degree at Virginia Tech University and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of cardiology.  Her special interests include degenerative mitral valve disease, echocardiographic imaging, and arrhythmias.

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Bruno Boutet

Bruno Boutet, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Boutet received his DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. He completed a rotating internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists before finishing a two year fellowship at the Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies. His special interests include cardiology and interventional radiology.

Derek Matthews

Derek Matthews, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Matthews received his DVM from Colorado State University. He completed a rotating internship at Purdue University, before starting his residency at Texas A&M University. His special interests include cardiology, interventional radiology, and chagas myocarditis.

Katrina Cusack, CDVM

Katrina Cusack, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Cusack received her DVM from the University College of Dublin, Ireland. She completed both rotating and specialty internships at VCA Newark Animal Hospital in Newark, Delaware.  Dr. Cusack then stayed on as an emergency veterinarian for one year prior to starting her cardiology residency at Texas A&M University. Her special interests include congential heart disease, arrythmias, pericardial effusion, and cardiac neoplasia.

Kathy Glaze

Kathy Glaze, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Kathy Glaze is a registered veterinary technician and has been a technician at Texas A&M University since 1991. Kathy was a founding member of Brazos Valley Golden Retriever Rescue and served as president for 4 years. She has been an active member of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue for the past 15 years. Kathy specializes in managing the cardiovascular catheterization laboratory. She enjoys kayaking with Grace, one of her 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, is a master gardener, and is active in her local CERT and ARES groups.

Jill VanWhy

Jill VanWhy, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Jill is a licensed veterinary technician, and has been with Texas A&M since 2012. She has a background in education, and previously worked as a veterinary technician in New York State before joining the cardiology service at Texas A&M. In cardiology, she lends support with patient care, student teaching, and assistance with clinical research projects. Outside of work, Jill enjoys traveling and exploring the state she now calls home.