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Dr. Lance Visser Joins Cardiology Service

October 29, 2014

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Dr. Lance Visser, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology).

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Lance Visser to its Cardiology Service. Dr. Visser joins as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology, and has been with the hospital since September.

Dr. Visser received his DVM and a Master’s degree in Comparative Medicine and Integrated Biology from Michigan State University in 2010. He then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University in 2011, and a residency in cardiology and another Master’s degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in 2014. Dr. Visser became board certified in cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in June 2014.

“We are pleased to have Lance join our already outstanding team of cardiologists at the VMTH,” said Dr. David Wilson, director of the VMTH. “His clinical and research background in academic settings make him a great fit for the VMTH and the School of Veterinary Medicine.”

Dr. Visser’s research interests are in the areas of noninvasive assessment of cardiac structure and function. Recently, he has characterized several unexplored echocardiographic indices of right ventricular function in the dog. Dr. Visser’s clinical interests are broad and include advanced electrocardiography, acute and chronic management of heart failure, noninvasive/advanced imaging (echo, CT, MRI), interventional cardiovascular medicine, congenital heart disease, and cardiovascular pathology.    

About the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
The William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis—a unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine—provides state-of-the-art clinical care while serving as the primary clinical teaching experience for DVM students and post graduate veterinarian residents. The VMTH treats more than 47,000 animals a year, ranging from cats and dogs to horses, cows and exotic species. To learn more about the VMTH, please go to Timely news updates can be received on its Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.

Rob Warren
VMTH Communications & Marketing Officer