Cardiology, Electrocardiogram and Ecocardiogram

A board certified veterinary specialist is a veterinarian that has successfully completed the highest level of training in their particular field (i.e. surgery, radiology, cardiology, oncology, etc). This involves completion of 4 years of undergraduate studies, plus 4 years of veterinary school studies, then 1 year of a general rotating internship in the doctor’s chosen field, and finally, a 3-year specialty residency after which the doctor must pass a rigorous certification test.

Dr. Fred Brewer, DVM

Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Cardiology (ACVIM/Cardiology)

Dr. Fred Brewer is a board-certified cardiologist and the last collaborative specialist joining our team of board certified veterinarians with affordable services. He is a native of Southern California, growing up in Long Beach, and a UCLA graduate with Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology. Fred is an avid surfer and enjoys playing water polo, traveling, and photography.

Dr. Brewer graduated from Cornell University veterinary school, followed by a 1-year general rotating internship at the California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group in West Los Angeles with the renowned Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger. He then completed his 3-year board cardiology residency at Cornell University (NY), where he was trained to perform minimally invasive interventional procedures such as pacemakers, balloon valvuloplasty’s, and PDA occlusions.

Dr. Brewer works closely with breeders to help ensure the breeding of healthy puppies. Any dogs predisposed to certain cardiac diseases should be screened prior to breeding. A thorough cardiac examination and echocardiogram (ECG) can be performed.

Dr. Brewer has experienced in the management of complex arrhythmias and the treatment of refractory heart failure a keen interest in electrophysiology, and has published in veterinary medical journals.


  • Cardiovascular physical examination
  • Comprehensive Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (and interpretation)
  • Thoracic radiograph (interpretation)
  • Holter/Event monitoring
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Abdominocentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Ultrasound guided diagnostic aspirates
  • Guidance for management of congestive heart failure and arrhythmias