Lydia Soydan, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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Dr. Lydia Soydan

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Lydia Soydan is a board-certified small animal cardiology specialist in Wisconsin. She is based out of the Janesville, WI area and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals along the I-90 corridor from Madison, WI to Rockford, IL.


Originally from the Northeast, Dr. Soydan was born and raised in a small town in Southeastern Connecticut. She obtained her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Cornell University in upstate New York, then returned to Connecticut for two years to complete both rotating and Cardiology-focused internships. In 2015, she relocated to the Midwest, completing her Cardiology training with a three-year residency at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

She has stayed in the Midwest ever since, practicing Cardiology for the past six years at a Specialty Referral Center in the Chicagoland area. Throughout that time, she has remained rooted in Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband, stepchildren and two cats (Daxter and Topal). Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, cooking, and visiting/renovating the new family “cabin” up North.

Dr. Soydan is passionate about all facets of cardiac disease. Above all else, she values the role that education and communication play in providing the best possible outcomes for patients. She maintains a practical and up-to-date approach to managing chronic heart disease, with particular emphasis on taking a collaborative approach to patient care. She is happy and excited to offer quality cardiac care to her local community.

Dr. Soydan joined MOVES in November of 2021.


  • 2021
    Joined MOVES®
  • 2015
    Achieved board certification through ACVIM.
  • 2015
    Completed Residency in Small Animal Cardiology at University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • 2012
    Completed Small Animal Cardiology Internship at VCA Shoreline (Shelton, CT)
  • 2011
    Completed a Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Internship at VCA VREC (Norwalk, CT) and VCA Shoreline (Shelton, CT)
  • 2010
    Earned DVM degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2005
    Graduated from Cornell University with degrees in Biology and Animal Science

Soydan LC, Kellihan HB, Bates ML, Stepien RL, Consigny DW, Bellofiore A, Francois CJ and Chesler NC. Accuracy of Doppler echocardiographic estimates of pulmonary arterial pressures in a canine model of pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. 2015 Mar; 17(1): 13-24.

Soydan LC. 3 Cases of Thromboembolism: Capsule Commentary. Clinician’s Brief. May 2013: p52.

Soydan LC. Case Report: ARVC in Boxer Dogs. Full Circle Forum. 2012; 2(2): pp1-4.

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