Our Cardiology Team Leaders

Image of Dr. Julia TresederJulia Treseder, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Julia Treseder grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC and earned her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Dartmouth College. After college, she studied at the Royal Veterinary College in London for two years. She obtained her veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University. Dr. Treseder began her cardiology training with a one-year specialty internship at Auburn University and then completed a cardiology residency at Oregon State University. She has a particular interest in optimal medical management of heart failure, congenital heart disease, and interventional cardiology. Her other interests include running, hiking, traveling, and swimming in the ocean.

Image of Technician Stephanie TomasinoStephanie Tomasino

Stephanie attended University of Connecticut and graduated with an Associate’s degree in Animal Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Society. She started her career in 2012 as a veterinary technician assistant at VCA Cheshire and became an ICU technician in 2013. Stephanie joined our team in 2014 as an overnight ICU technician and became our lead cardiology technician in 2016.

Conditions a Veterinary Cardiologist May Evaluate and Treat

Coughing, Heart Murmurs, Breathing Problems, Heart Defects, Irregular Heart Rhythms, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease

Why Has My Veterinarian Recommended My Pet See a Cardiologist?

Just like humans, animals can be born with or develop a number of conditions that affect the heart, lungs and circulatory system. Some of these disorders may be specific to certain breeds of cat or dog, while others may be due to aging. Some develop secondary to other diseases. When your veterinarian has identified a condition affecting your pet’s heart, lungs or blood vessels he/she may feel it can best be addressed by the expertise of a cardiologist. The cardiologist will not replace your veterinarian but rather become a part of your pet’s veterinary health care team.

Fill and submit our cardiology referral form (Referring Veterinarians Only) here

To learn about genetic testing for cardiac disease click here

Our Cardiology Service Provides:
Echocardiography Holter Monitoring
Electrocardiography Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography
OFA Screening of Congenital Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology
Event Monitoring Radiography and Fluoroscopy
Management of Routine and Emergent Cardiac Disease Management of Systemic and Pulmonary Hypertension
Pacemaker Implementation