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12855 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77034
Bay Area Veterinary Specialists Phone #

281.464.3554

Ext 1: Surgery Department

  • Veterinary Surgical Group, LLP

Ext 2: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology

  • Veterinary Medical Specialists of Houston

Ext 3: Ophthalmology

  • Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic

Ext 4: Dermatology

  • Coastal Veterinary Dermatology

Cardiology

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Cardiovascular medicine is the realm of specialty practice that involves the heart, the blood vessels and often the respiratory system. Veterinary cardiologists use their specialty training and a range of diagnostic tests and imaging equipment to determine the diagnosis. Once an accurate diagnosis is obtained, therapy and prognosis can be offered. Dogs and cats can have heart disease that consists of valvular disease, heart muscle abnormalities (cardiomyopathy, myocarditis), arrhythmias (electrical disturbances), congenital malformations, and pericardial disease . Heart disease can be primary or secondary to other conditions such as hypertension, thyroid disease, electrolyte disturbances, infectious diseases, respiratory disease, and cancer. Chronic mitral valvular insufficiency, cardiomyopathy (DCM, HCM), pulmonary hypertension, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), subaortic stenosis (SAS), pulmonic stenosis (PS), ventricular septal defect (VSD), congestive heart failure (CHF), tachycardias, bradycardias and pericardial effusion are some of the conditions we commonly see.

More Information

Services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Ultrasound or echocardiography with Color Flow Doppler technology
  • Electrocardiography, ECG, EKG
  • Holter Monitor (24 hour ambulatory ECG)
  • Telemetry
  • Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Radiography, Xray, Contrast Studies
  • Fluoroscopy
  • ARCH, OFA heart certification, Cardiomyopathy screening
  • Congestive heart failure treatment
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Occlusion
  • Angiography
  • Interventional Cardiology

Warning signs:

  • Difficult breathing, dyspnea
  • Rapid breathing, tachypnea
  • Cough
  • Fainting, collapse or seizure
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Fluid retention, swelling in abdomen, limbs, etc
  • Pale mucous membranes or gum color
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Fever

Our Veterinary Cardiologists

Dr. Brayley

Kyle Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)

Kyle Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Internal Medine)

Dr. Kyle A. Brayley is double board certified in both cardiology and internal medicine. He grew up in New York state, attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate degree and veterinary school. Dr. Brayley then completed a small animal internship at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He followed immediately into a residency training program for cardiology and internal medicine. Following successful completion of his residency and examinations, he moved to Houston to begin Veterinary Medical Specialists of Houston which eventually led to the formation of Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Brayley rotates clinic and household duties with his wife, Dr. Jenifer Lunney Brayley.

Dr. Lunney

Jenifer Lunney Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)

Jenifer Lunney Brayley, BS, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Internal Medicine)

Dr. Jenifer Lunney is double board certified in both cardiology and internal medicine. She grew up in nearby Friendswood Texas. Dr. Lunney attended Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. After two years of general veterinary practice, she entered a combined cardiology and internal medicine residency program at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Following successful completion of her residency and board certification exams, she entered private referral practice in California for a few years. Dr. Lunney moved to Houston in August of 1993 to begin Veterinary Medical Specialists of Houston with Dr. Brayley. After a time, Drs. Lunney and Brayley joined forces with Dr. William Daly of the Veterinary Surgical Group to develop Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. When she is not at work, she spends time with their three teenage daughters, four dogs, three cats, and her horse.