The initial cardiology consultation is scheduled for one hour. Our doctor will review your pet’s medical history. She will then examine your pet and listen for a heart murmur, abnormal lung sounds, and abnormal heart beats. Additional diagnostic tests may be suggested base upon the initial evaluation. The primary test used to determine the cause of heart murmurs is an ultrasound or “echocardiogram” of the heart. A summary of the findings and treatment plan is sent to your primary vet and yourself within 24 hours.