William Rausch, DVM, DACVIM - Cardiology
Dr. Rausch is a board-certified cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and management of heart disease in dogs and cats. His practice is limited to cardiology with a focus on sustaining quality of life in patients with heart disease. Dr. Rausch primarily manages heart disease in dogs and cats on an outpatient basis, but also provides emergency cardiology care at DoveLewis for critical cases while they are hospitalized. His services include:
- Echocardiogram: A detailed but non-invasive examination of the heart using 2-D and Doppler ultrasound imaging. This test is used to determine the type and extent of heart disease. Echocardiography performed by a board-certified cardiologist is the most effective and least invasive method for evaluating heart structures and function.
- ECG (electrocardiogram): This non-invasive test detects any irregularities in the heart’s rhythm. It is often used in conjunction with an echocardiogram.
- Holter Monitor: For those patients in which intermittent arrhythmias are suspected, Dr. Rausch may have the animal wear a monitor for a day at home to detect hard to find arrhythmias.
- Pacemaker surgery: In certain uncommon, but life-threatening arrhythmias, Dr. Rausch can implant a pacemaker which can dramatically improve the quality and quantity of a patient’s life.