We wish to advise that from Thursday 19/08/21 we will be temporarily suspending our external Holter monitoring service.

19th August 2021

Dear Colleague,

We hope this letter finds you safe and well in what are continuing to be challenging times for our profession.

We are writing to you on the subject of our Holter Monitoring Service. We are very grateful indeed for the support you have shown HMS by your regular submission of cases to us and we remain committed to providing the very best level of service to you that we possibly can. However, you may be aware that Jon Wray has recently moved on from DWR to take up a new role of Clinical Director at Willow’s Veterinary Specialists in Solihull and is therefore no longer able to perform Holter analysis. We do have a wonderful and highly experienced board-certified Cardiologist joining us as our new Head of Service to work alongside Hayley MacDonald from September 20th, with a further Cardiologist also joining the service in March 2022. However, as a result of this short interregnum and a number of practical and logistical issues, we have made the reluctant decision to temporarily suspend the Holter Monitoring Service from the end of this week until the end of September. We are most sincerely sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you, but we hope to be able to be of service to you again in the very near future.

With our sincere thanks again and very best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Helen Fewson-Reeve PGCertVBM
DWR Telemedicine Manager

Prof. Rob Foale BSc BVetMed DSAM DipECVIM FRCVS
Clinical Director, DWR

Welcome to the Holter Monitoring Service

The Holter Monitoring Service was developed by Ruth Willis to help with the diagnosis and monitoring treatment of certain small animal heart conditions characterised by abnormal heart rhythms.

Holter monitoring provides a non-invasive means of recording an animal’s heart rate and rhythm over a period of 1-7 days. We offer a service providing hire of Holter monitors to veterinary surgeons and analysis of the information obtained. We will send you a monitor, all the consumables required to obtain a recording, detailed instructions for attaching the monitor and an information sheet for the owner.

The Holter monitoring service is provided through referring veterinary surgeons and cardiologists.