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Experts in Cardiology

Our team are the best

The Cardiology Service is managed by Liz Bode and supported by cardiology nurse Viki Weigh, who is very happy to take referrals or to give advice by phone or email for any cases you think may have a heart problem. Referrals are welcomed in the following areas:

  • Investigation of congenital or acquired heart murmurs.
  • Arrhythmias (including referred ECG traces for interpretation and advice).
  • Exercise Intolerance.
  • Syncope or collapsing episodes.
  • Coughing or breathing difficulties.



  • Echocardiography with spectral and colour flow Doppler.
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) including 24-hours, 48-hours or 7-day Holter monitoring.
  • Digital thoracic and upper airway radiography and computed tomography (CT).
  • Bronchoscopy.
  • Blood pressure assessment.



  • Pericardiocentesis for pericardial effusion.
  • Pericardiectomy (in conjunction with our surgery team).
  • Pacemaker surgery
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) surgery 



the team

ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists

Liz Bode

RCVS and European Specialist in Cardiology

Viki Weigh Chestergates Referrals

Viki Weigh

Cardiology Nurse

COVID-19 Update

We continue to work safely and provide urgent and emergency care for clients and their pets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including national and local lockdowns. To help us with our ways of working, and to keep us all safe, please do not attend the practice unless you have a pre-booked appointment. Call for information and guidance.