About Us

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Specialist Veterinary Cardiology Consultancy (SVCC)

SVCC was founded in 2009 by Luca Ferasin and his wife Heidi to deliver specialist veterinary cardiology care and clinical advice to small animal practices in Southern England. The company services were soon complimented with the addition of an online tele-cardiology platform and the provision of continuing education worldwide.

Our mission

We strive to provide a world-class small animal cardiology service and achieve:

  • First class compassionate patient and family-centred care

  • Innovative science and discovery

  • Excellence in education

Our vision

We are committed to delivering comprehensive quality patient care in cardiology

Our core values

These drive our operational excellence, collaborative and supportive culture and ensure we deliver quality cardiac care with excellent customer service standards.

  • Professionalism - we look after our patients as we would like our own pets to be looked after and achieve excellence in cardiac clinical care by working in collaboration with specialists in other disciplines to guarantee the very best outcome for our patients. Our reputation in delivering satisfaction of pet’s carers and referring veterinarians is of paramount importance.

  • Responsibility - we hold patient safety as our prime consideration and strive to ensuring an optimal outcome and experience.

  • Respect - we promote mutual respect within the company and our collaborators to ensure trust and honesty in delivering all facets of our services. This ethical focus is translated externally into how we treat our patients and consistently deliver quality cardiac care.

  • Kindness - we anticipate and respond to concerns and worries, support each other under pressure and consider the impact of our actions on others.

  • Compassion - we respect every individual and understand that each patient and their carers will have varying needs. We appreciate that it is important to work collaboratively and compassionately for the best outcome in every individual case.

Our Cardiologists

Luca Ferasin
Prof. Luca Ferasin

European & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

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Heidi Ferasin
Dr. Heidi Ferasin

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology

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Dr. Laurent Locquet

GPCert in Veterinary Cardiology

ECVIM-CA Residency Trained

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Dr. Annarita Amodio

RCVS Certificate Holder in Veterinary Cardiology

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Altin Cala
Dr. Altin Cala

Cardiology Intern

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Jo Farminer

Cardiology Nurse

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