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Carley Saelinger

VMD, DACVIM/Cardiology
Dr. Saelinger
Veterinary Specialist
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Dr. Saelinger

At a Glance

Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Cardiology Intern Program Co-Director

My Pets:

Nigel - French bulldog
School: University of Pennsylvania

After graduating with her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Saelinger then completed a one-year rotating internship at the University of Florida, followed by a cardiology internship and cardiology residency at the Louisiana State University. She successfully completed the ACVIM exams and the Cardiology specialty boards to become a Diplomate (Board Certified Cardiologist) of the ACVIM in the specialty of Cardiology.

Dr. Saelinger’s clinical interests include: medical and surgical treatment of arrhythmias: implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placement, programming, and defibrillation; optimizing pacemaker programming for individual canine patients; and pathophysiology & treatment of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) of Boxers and English Bulldogs.
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VCA ASEC is equipped to handle all of your pet’s cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary needs. State of the art diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology equipment, the same as used in humans, is available for your pet. VCA ASEC has two Board-certified veterinary cardiologists: Dr. Carley Saelinger and Dr. Kristin Barncord for coverage all week long. These industry-leading specialists provide not only insight into your pet’s cardiac condition, but a thorough evaluation of all body systems.

Cardiology Department Services:

• 2-Lead & Signal-Averaged ECG
• 24-hour Holter & Trans-Telephonic Event Monitoring
• Doppler Manometry Blood Pressure Evaluation
• Full Hemodynamic Evaluation (O2, CO2, and Cardiac Parameters)
• GE Vivid 7 Cardiovascular Ultrasound unit with Multi-Dimensional, Tri-Plane, 4D
• Tissue Synchronization Imaging, and Blood Flow Imaging
• Comprehensive Doppler Tissue Mapping
• Digital Fluoroscopic Angiography
• Pacemaker Implantation (single and dual chamber)
• Pericardiocentesis and Pericardial Surgery
• Endomyocardial Biopsy
• Vectorcardiography
• Balloon Valvuloplasty
• PDA Occlusion
• PDA Coil Embolization

Our Cardiology Team

VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

1535 South Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Main: Specialty: 310-473-5906 / Emergency: 310-473-1561

Fax: 310-479-8976

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Hours:

By Appointment

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