What is a veterinary cardiologist?
A veterinary cardiologist is a board-certified veterinarian that treats pets’ heart conditions. Pets can be born with a variety of issues ranging from congenital diseases to acquired diseases in their older age. A veterinary cardiologist uses specialized equipment to detect, diagnose, and formulate a treatment plan to keep pets’ hearts healthy. They work closely with primary care veterinarians to ensure optimal health for every patient. If your pet is diagnosed with a heart murmur, arrhythmia, or has signs of heart disease (cough, collapse, exercise intolerance, trouble breathing) you may be referred to a veterinary cardiologist.
Who is Dr. Alyssa Pinkos, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)?
Dr. Alyssa Pinkos is a board-certified veterinary cardiologist. She aIended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2013) Dr. Pinkos went on to do 1 year rotating internship at the University of Wisconsin in small animal medicine, followed by a 1 year specialized cardiology internship in Los Angeles at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Center. She completed a 3 year residency in Cardiology at the University of Minnesota in 2018. Dr. Pinkos spent the last 2 years working for MedVet in Chicago and recently transferred back home to their office in Commerce. She is a Michigan native and grew up in the Detroit area with a second house in Elk Rapids.
What type of services does Dr. Pinkos offer?
Dr. Pinkos is able to formulate a treatment plan for your pet with performing/interpreing specialized diagnostics including:
- Echocardiogram Electrocardiograph(ECG)
- Blood pressure
- Thoracic Radiographs
How do I schedule an appointment?
- To schedule an appointment please call Elk Rapids Animal Hospital (231) 264-6700.
- Your primary care vet should send the referral form and records to fax: (231) 264-0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org