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 primarily serving the HRM and immediate surrounding area.  He is very excited to bring accessible cardiac care to patients throughout the Halifax region 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 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

Carbon Offsetting

In 2020, ECVC drove 26,000 km throughout Nova Scotia to provide cardiac care to pets!  We realize the environmental impact this amount of driving has.  To help offset ECVC’s carbon footprint for 2020, we have donated to Tree Canada.  Our estimated tCOof 6.99 was offset by planting 64 trees in Canada!  To learn more on how you can offset your own carbon footprint, visit Tree Canada and use their Carbon Calculator.

In 2021 we drove just over 24,000 km throughout Nova Scotia.  A donation to Tree Canada was made to offset the environmental impact of this amount of driving (6.45 tCO2) by planting 64 trees.