Jeremy Orr DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM Cardiology

Originally from Prince Edward Island, Dr. Orr has lived all over Atlantic Canada.  A 2004 graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College, Dr. Orr completed a one year rotating small animal medicine & surgery internship at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph in 2005.  Following completion of his internship, Dr. Orr worked in both general and emergency veterinary practice for several years in Toronto before being accepted into a three-year Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) and cardiology residency program at OVC in 2007.  During his residency, Dr. Orr studied echocardiographic, electrocardiographic (ECG) and troponin markers in Boxer dogs afflicted with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).  He completed his residency program in 2010 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Cardiology that same year.  He successfully completed his DVSc program in 2011 after defending his thesis on his study of Boxer ARVC.

Dr. Orr brings many years of veterinary cardiology experience with interest in management of chronic congestive heart failure patients and diagnosis of congenital cardiac disease.  As a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, he has worked in two busy multi-specialty veterinary hospitals in both Aurora Illinois and most recently in Denver Colorado.  He has trained two cardiology residents who have both become board certified in cardiology with ACVIM and has provided many hours of cardiac continuing education to veterinarians.  He is experienced in the field of medical cardiology and minimally invasive cardiac procedures such as transvenous pacemaker placement, occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and balloon valvuloplasty of congenital pulmonic stenosis.  He also has several years of cardiac telemedicine experience providing consultations to family veterinarians throughout the USA and Canada on ECGs, echocardiograms and thoracic radiographs.

Dr. Orr & Yaya

In 2019, Dr. Orr founded East Coast Veterinary Cardiology, a mobile veterinary cardiology consulting practice based in Halifax and serving the entire province of Nova Scotia.  He is very excited to bring accessible and affordable cardiac care to patients throughout Nova Scotia in the comfort and convenience of their family veterinarians office.  He is also very glad to be returning home to Atlantic Canada to be closer to his family.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Orr enjoys downhill skiing, hiking and camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  His four-legged family members include Gibson, a Siamese mix cat as well as Yaya, a blind mixed breed dog with early mitral valve disease.

Dr. Orr’s Training

1998-2000       Nova Scotia Agricultural College – Pre-veterinary program

2000-2004       Atlantic Veterinary College – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

2004-2005       Ontario Veterinary College – Rotating small animal internship 

2007-2010       Ontario Veterinary College – Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) & cardiology residency

2010                 Diplomate of the ACVIM subspecialty of Cardiology