Mission Valley Veterinary Cardiology

Mobile Services

MVVC offers mobile consultations, echocardiography, electrocardiography, and other diagnostic support in the South Bay Area (Santa Clara County, southern portion of Alameda County), the southern peninsula (southern portion of San Mateo county), and the central coast region (Santa Cruz County, northern Monterey County, and northern San Benito County).  At this time, we can only offer limited mobile support in other areas on a case by case basis.

 

Please call (408) 842-2899 for scheduling mobile consultations.

Please call (408) 842-2899 or email mvvc@mvvc.biz for a current fee schedule.

 

 

It is the intent of MVVC to make mobile consultations convenient and expedient.  We prefer to provide an approximate time of arrival, rather than designating morning or afternoon.  However, due to traffic conditions, emergency cases, and other factors, we may be delayed or may be ahead of schedule.  We will always call ahead if we will be more than 15 minutes beyond the specified time of arrival. In general, it is preferable to have the patient in the hospital prior to the expected time.  We are always willing to allow clients to be present, however they should arrive early and be informed that they may need to wait.  Extensive client consultation may require an additional client consultation fee.  Consultation, including echocardiography, requires approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the complexity of the case.  Additional patients at the same facility generally add 20-30 minutes each to the examination time.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call:

408.842.2899

MVVC provides a written report for all evaluations. This report includes a comprehensive description of all diagnostics as well as specific and detailed treatment and follow-up recommendations. The report can be provided as a hard or soft copy. Hard or soft copies of ancillary testing are also provided. Digital copies of all echocardiographic images can be provided upon request.

Sample report

Mobile diagnostic capabilities:

Full Cardiology Consult: includes a review of the pertinent medical history, a complete physical examination, interpretation of current labwork, interpretation of thoracic radiographs, and a full echocardiogram.

Recheck Cardiology Consult: includes a review of recent history and pertinent diagnostics, a complete physical examination and a "recheck" echocardiogram. Discounted if less than 6 months between evaluations.

OFA Cardiac Clearance: may include auscultation, a screening echocardiogram and/or a Holter monitor. Includes application for the OFA Advanced Cardiac Database (ACA).

Geriatric and preanesthetic cardiac risk evaluations: may include a review of the pertinent medical history, a complete physical examination, interpretation of current labwork, interpretation of thoracic radiographs, and a full echocardiogram.

Ancillary diagnostics that MVVC can perform on-site:

  • AliveCor triage electrocardiography
  • 6-lead diagnostic electrocardiography
  • Systemic blood pressure (Doppler)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event recording

Procedures that MVVC can perform on-site:

  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pleuorcentesis
  • Abdominocentesis