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Cardiology at Chestergate Referrals


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

COVID-19 Update

Our practices are open and providing routine, urgent and emergency referral care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.