Heart Disease and Senior Pets
There’s no single cause of heart disease in dogs. As dogs age, their risk of heart conditions increases. No matter what heart condition your dog has, it’s important to spot the signs early. Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar will discuss the diagnostic tools available to assess cardiac disease, approaches to managing it, and the long-term prognosis. She will also talk about the use of general anesthesia in pets with cardiac issues.
Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar graduated from Harvard University in 2003 (BA), Cornell University in 2007, and the University of California, Davis (DACVIM, Cardiology) in 2013. Between veterinary school and her residency, she completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center and a post-doctorate fellowship at Harvard/MGH. She is devoted to caring for all animals and providing compassionate, quality care to her patients. Geri is interested in education and provides continuing education lectures to veterinarians. She has also designed a series of client education materials. She is a section editor for an educational website on the Veterinary Information Network. Geri loves running races and riding her Peloton in her free time. Geri and partner Michael have two dogs (Max and Sir Fur), a horse (Brad), and a sassy 6-year-old daughter who also loves animals.