What is a specialist?

In order to achieve the status of European Specialist a vet must have undergone a three year residency training programme in their chosen speciality, under the supervision of a qualified Diplomate, followed by a rigorous examination. They must also have published research in their field and presented this research at international conferences, as well as been involved in the continuing education of vets and pet owners. Hannah is still actively involved in research, with a particular interest in dilated cardiomyopathy in Great Danes.
Hannah has worked in large multi-disciplinary hospitals and undergone extensive training in internal medicine, gaining the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine in the process. If a pet's heart condition ultimately is associated with another medical condition, we can advise on other investigations that may be required.


Our contribution to vets and pets

We are very enthusiastic about the importance of continuing education of vets and pet owners. Hannah frequently presents veterinary training seminars and webinars and has spoken at numerous dog shows and health days.

Hannah is also honoured to be one of the judges for the Karlton Index Breed Health Awards, to be held at Discover Dogs on 10th November 2013 (www.thekarltonindex.com)


  • VetsNorth conference 2014
  • Webinar for the BI academy July 2015
  • Committee member of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society from November 2015
  • University of Liverpool CertAVP cardiology module lecturer
Hannah Stephenson Specialist Veterinary Cardiology is a trading name of HS Cardiology Ltd.
Company number 8981087 VAT registration number 163909194
Registered offices: Dalton House, 9 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1WD
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