Cardiology services are provided by the University of California Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego (UCVMC-SD).
Please call UC DAVIS at 858-875-7505 for additional information and to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Joao Orvalho, a native of Portugal, is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon, where he obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a small animal internship at The Ohio State University and his residency in veterinary cardiology at UC Davis. After completing his residency in 2007, Dr. Orvalho became the School’s first veterinary cardiologist based at the UC Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology).
Dr. Orvalho applies non-invasive techniques such as echocardiography, electrocardiography and cardiac angiography to diagnose diseases of the heart. He is also interested in interventional cardiology, including pacemaker implementation, balloon valvuloplasty and patent ductus arteriosus occlusion. Dr. Orvalho’s research focuses on pulmonary hypertension as well as interventional and medical therapies for heart disease.