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Small animal cardiology at Grove Lodge Vets

Posted by Abigail on Thursday 20th of February 2014

Small Animal Cardiology Worthing Grove Lodge VetsDr Babis Koffas

MVB, PhD, Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), MRCVS

Cardiorespiratory Medicine

European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology


Our cardiologist, Babis graduated from the Aristotle University Veterinary School (AUVS), Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998. After spending time as an intern and working in small animal practice, he completed a PhD in feline cardiomyopathies at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2003.


 Babis then did a residency at the Royal Veterinary College in small animal cardiology and ran a busy referral clinic for cardiorespiratory disease between 2003-2006. Babis became diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2007.

We are very proud to have Babis working at Grove Lodge Vets looking after your cats and dogs. He is a world expert in novel echocardiographic techniques (tissue Doppler imaging), has spoken at many international veterinary congresses and acted as a reviewer for various veterinary journals. He has a particular interest in interventional animal cardiology. Available equipment and procedures offered at Grove Lodge Vets are:

  • Echocardiography (2-D, M-mode, colour flow and spectral Doppler)
  • Tissue Doppler imaging (pulsed-TDI)
  • Digital thoracic radiography
  • Multichannel ECG & 24-hour ambulatory ECG Holter monitoring
  • Indirect blood pressure monitoring
  • Pericardiocentesis & thoracocentesis
  • Bronchoscopy

Interventional cardiac procedures such as pulmonic balloon valvuloplasty and pacemaker implantation can be arranged. Babis would be happy to discuss or admit any case requiring cardiorespiratory investigation.