Cardiology

DoveLewis Cardiology Starting March 2017

Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardio) is joining the DoveLewis medical staff in March 2017 as a board-certified veterinary cardiologist. Dr. Reynolds is committed to improving the health and quality of life of your pet.

Dr. Reynolds is an alumnus of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed both rotating and cardiology research internships at the University of Pennsylvania and then stayed on to complete her cardiology residency. After achieving board certification in veterinary cardiology, Dr. Reynolds became Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiology at Louisiana State University. For three years at LSU, she trained veterinary students and ran the clinical cardiology service. In 2013, she moved back home to New Mexico for the opportunity to be medical director and grow a new cardiology service for a specialty and referral hospital. Her special interests in critical cardiac case care and interventional cardiology make her well suited to join DoveLewis’ specialist team which includes specialists in emergency and critical care, internal medicine, surgery and radiology.

Cardiology is a specialty veterinary discipline, which focuses on diseases and abnormalities of the heart. Our cardiologist will work closely with your primary veterinarian to provide diagnosis and treatment for many types of diseases and disorders including:

  • Cardiac (heart) failure
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac murmur
  • Congenital heart disease (birth disorder)
  • Acquired heart disease
  • Respiratory (breathing pathway) disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Heart infections, such as heart worm

Dr. Reynolds provides a wide range of cardiology diagnostics and procedures to assess and treat your pet. Her individual and comprehensive attention to your pets will ensure they receive the highest quality care. Examples of cardiology diagnostics at DoveLewis include:

  • Electrocardiography (ECG), including both 24-hour monitoring and event monitoring of heart activity
  • Echocardiography (heart ultrasound)
  • Heart radiography (x-rays)
  • Blood pressure evaluation

Preanesthetic Evaluations
Dr. Reynolds provides preanesthetic heart evaluations for pets. During this evaluation, Dr. Reynolds will perform diagnostics to gauge potential risk of your pet undergoing anesthesia.

OFA (The Canine Health Information Center) Exam
Dr. Reynolds provides OFA Exams for pets, which identifies hereditary cardiac diseases in purebred dogs.

The Velvet Assistance Fund does not cover cardiac case care.