cardiology

CARDIOLOGY SERVICES

Our cardiology services are provided by Dr. Nancy Morris, DACVIM (Cardiology). Dr. Morris is specially trained to diagnose and treat disease of the heart. Dr. Morris brings over 20 years of cardiology experience. Dr. Morris provides the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart muscle disease (such as dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertropic cardiomyopathy)
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Age related changes (degenerative mitral valve disease)
  • Arrhythmia disorders
  • Diseases of the pericardium
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Breathing difficulties (coughing)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Breed clearance clinics for dogs and cats –every other month all breed, alternating months Dobermans only.

 

Dr. Morris utilizes advanced diagnostics such as:

  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiolography
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Holter monitor (24-hour ECG performed at home)
  • CT
  • Radiographs
  • OFA/Paw Peds Heart Registry Certification for breeding program

 

If you believe your pet may benefit from a consult with Dr. Morris, ask your regular veterinarian to provide a referral to VESH or call 413-665-4931.

MEET DR. MORRIS

DR. NANCY MORRIS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

DR. NANCY MORRIS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Nancy Morris received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1985 where she graduated Magna Cum laude. The American Society of Clinical Pathologists certified her as a Medical Technologist (MT). She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1990 from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Morris spent the next year at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital interning in small animal medicine and surgery. The next 7 years were spent in private practice. In 1997, Dr. Morris returned to Angell and completed her residency in cardiology. Dr Morris is a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Cardiology. 

Dr. Morris has also been active in cardiovascular research.  In 2004 she completed a multi-center FDA/CVM clinical trial for a new Phosphododiesterase III inhibitor drug (Pimobendan) to treat congestive heart failure in dogs. She has served as a consultant to biotech, medical device manufactures and pharmaceutical development companies. She has been active in clinical research in Doberman Pinschers since 2005. Investigations in Dobermans include: Prospective screening of 200 Doberman Pinschers to determine the clinical utility of the NT-pro BNP test as a screening tool to detect occult dilated cardiomyopathy, which was presented at the 2009 conference of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Morris is currently (2019) working in collaboration with Dr Amara Estrada DVM, DACVIM Cardiology, and Dr. Ryan Fries DVM, DACVIM Cardiology on a clinical research project entitled Epigenetic and Genetic factors Associated with Cardiomyopathy in the Doberman Pinscher.

 

In addition, Dr. Morris is a veteran of the US Army.  Dr. Morris spent 12 years in the Army Reserves as a 92 B 30 medical laboratory specialist.