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We are pleased to be able to host regular cardiology clinics with Dr. Jeremy Orr of East Coast Veterinary Cardiology.  We welcome referrals from veterinary hospitals on the South Shore, as well as from Yarmouth, Digby and the Annapolis Valley. 

Cardiology clinics are held twice per month.  Appointments can be requested directly through our online referral request form.

  • To request a cardiology consultation for a patient, please fill out the online referral request form here on our website .  A pdf referral form can be provided up on request to be manually filled out and returned by either fax or email.

  • Once a referral request is received and approved, our team will contact both the referring veterinarian and the client to notify of the appointment date and time, and discuss any special requirements for the consultation.

  • We require any pertinent medical history, as well as recent radiographs and diagnostic tests, be submitted no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

  • Please indicate the on referral form the service(s) being requested (i.e. echocardiogram, Holter, echocardiogram AND Holter, etc).  For a complete list of available services, please visit the East Coast Veterinary Cardiology website at:

  • Please also indicate on referral form under the medical history section if the patient will require sedation for the echocardiogram.  Oral sedatives such as gabapentin and trazodone can be prescribed for most cardiology patients.  Cats in particular will experience less stress when gabapentin is administered before coming to the hospital.  Oral sedatives will need to be prescribed by the referring veterinarian.  Patients that require injectable sedatives will need to be fasted for at least 4 hours prior to the appointment.

  • A member of our referral team will prepare and review a treatment plan estimate with the client based on the services requested by the referring veterinarian.

  • All consultations will be scheduled as in-person visits where Dr. Orr will consult with and report all findings to the pet owner at the time of the appointment.

  • The referring veterinarian will receive a copy of all findings and treatment recommendations directly from Dr. Orr.

  • Patient follow up and refill prescription medications will be the responsibility of the referring veterinarian.

  • Any questions regarding the consult or case are to be directed to Dr. Orr at:

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