Mass. Veterinary  Cardiology Services, Inc.
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LOCATIONS: Agawam, MA • South Deerfield, MA
(413) 734-1292


An auscultation is where the cardiologist uses the stethoscope to listen to your animal's heart. The exam should be performed in a quiet environment and your animal should be as calm as possible. An excited, panting dog and/or noise environment can cause the cardiologist to miss a faint murmur. Additionally, if your breed clears by auscultation, it is advised that you have your dog screened annually even once s/he is no longer in the breeding program. The auscultation cannot rule out minor cardiac abnormalities and/or congenital defects that do not become apparent until/unless they are severe. The test takes about 5 minutes.

Mass. Veterinary Cardiology Services, Inc., 305 Suffield St., Agawam, MA 01001 • Tel: (413) 734-1292 • Fax: (413) 372-5127

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