We help keep your animal’s heart healthy by thoroughly discussing treatment options along with the benefits, possible side effects, and costs.

Lewis Small Animal Hospital

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Phone number

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.


1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

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  • OFA Heart Certifications / Pre-breeding evaluation
  • Electrocardiography
  • 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography (Holter monitoring)
  • Radio-telemetric ECG monitoring
  • Echocardiography - 2D, m-mode, Doppler-spectral and color flow
  • Transvenous pacemaker implantations (single and dual chamber)
  • Minimally-invasive catheterization procedures including patent ductus arteriosus occlusion and balloon valvuloplasty
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Blood pressure measurement

What to expect

Disease conditions and prognoses are discussed thoroughly with clients. In addition, we discuss treatment options along with the benefits, possible side effects, and costs. Intensive care treatments are available for patients requiring hospitalization (e.g., patients with congestive heart failure, pericardial effusion, and syncope due to arrhythmia or arrhythmia evaluation).


Lucy the Havapoo sits in grass

Lucky Lucy

A young Havapoo escapes life in a puppy mill only to be diagnosed with a deadly cardiac condition, but expert care at the VMC gives her a second chance

Rajah and Pearl

Double trouble

Pair of rescued bulldogs treated for same heart defect with expert surgical care 

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