Levi MVD Repair by Dr. Uechi

Levi is a 9 year old Coton de Tulear from Vienna, VA. Levi was diagnosed in July during a routine checkup with a heart murmur that was not present a few months earlier. Cardiologists confirmed that the murmur was a result of Mitral Valve Disease and chord rupture with an enlarged heart, stage B1. Prior to surgery, Levi was assessed at stage B2, his heart condition somewhat stabilized with drug therapy between July and December. Levi had Mitral Valve Repair at the Bozon Clinic in Versailles, France on December 6, 2016. Levi had a great 3 month post-op checkup at CVCA and has been cleared for normal activity. His heart size has reduced to normal, is off of all drug therapies, and the regurgitation is reduced significantly. 

You can read more about Levi's surgery story here.

Primary Care Vet: Dr. Richards and Vanderhoof Caring Hands Animal Hospital.  

Cardiologist: Dr. Peckens CVCA Cardiac Care

Owners: Kimberly & Virginia Schoenauer

Instagram: @levischoenauer

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs | Mighty Hearts Project