Dr. Danielle Yuhas
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Dr. Danielle Yuhas is a board-certified small animal cardiology specialist in Los Angeles. She is based out of Hermosa Beach and is available to serve general practices and emergency animal hospitals throughout her service area in the Los Angeles metropolitan region.
Dr. Danielle Yuhas is originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area and obtained her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 2005. She then completed a rotating internship in New York City and a cardiology internship in Tampa, Florida. She relocated to the South Bay area of Los Angeles, where she completed a private practice residency in cardiology and obtained board certification in 2010. She fell in love with the area and made it her home, remaining in practice in the South Bay for another 12 years and ultimately joining MOVES in February, 2022.
Dr. Yuhas enjoys piecing together the puzzle of a cardiology case, obtaining clues from the history and physical exam, then gathering evidence from cardiac imaging and diagnostics to formulate a diagnosis. She enjoys working with clients and primary care veterinarians in the management of chronic cardiac conditions, and strives to provide the best possible long term outcome for each patient.
When not working, Dr. Yuhas can be found on a paddle board off the coast, behind the lens of a camera, or exploring the outdoors, both near and far, with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog.
Cardiology practice in Lawndale, CA.
Completed cardiology residency at Advanced Veterinary Care in Lawndale, CA
Completed cardiology internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, FL
Completed small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York, NY
Earned DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in Biology
RK Nakamura, E Tompkins, NJ Russell, SA Zimmerman, DL Yuhas, TJ Morrison, MB Lesser.
Left atrial rupture secondary to myxomatous mitral valve disease in 11 dogs.
RK Nakamura, IC Zuckerman, DL Yuhas, RK Fenty, D Bianco.
Postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in a dog.
RK Nakamura, DL Yuhas.
ECG of the Month. AV block with ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia in a dog.
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What is a board-certified veterinary cardiologist?
A veterinary cardiologist is a specialist that has advanced training in the heart and circulatory system. To become a board certified veterinary cardiologist a veterinarian usually completes a one year internship followed by extensive specialized training in an approved residency training program (usually 3-5 years).
Board certified veterinary cardiologists focus on diagnosing and treating disease of the heart and lungs, which include Congestive heart failure (CHF), Heart muscle disease (Dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), age-related changes to the valves of the heart (Degenerative mitral valve disease), coughing and other breathing problems, congenital (present at birth) heart defects, cardiac arrhythmias (problems with the rate and/or rhythm of your animal’s heart), diseases of the pericardium (sac surrounding the heart), cardiac tumors, high blood pressure (hypertension), and pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs).
Veterinary cardiology specialists will perform a complete and thorough physical examination on your animal, and based on these initial findings, additional tests will be discussed. Depending on your animal’s condition, diagnostic testing or treatments may include echocardiography (sonogram) – non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the heart, electrocardiography (ECG) – non-invasive electrical reading of the heart’s rhythm, blood pressure evaluation, Holter monitor – 24 hour ECG performed at home, or radiography (x-rays) of the chest and lungs.
Adapted from “What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologist?” on vetspecialists.com.