PETS Referral Center is in partnership with Veterinary Cardiology Partners and Dr. Drourr sees patients Mondays by appointment.

Please call 510-548-6684 to schedule your pet's appointment.

Dr. Lori Drourr

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Lori Drourr graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and spent 9 years working in general practice prior to returning to academia to pursue her passion for cardiology.


Following her residency at Texas A&M University, she became a Diplomate of the ACVIM in the College of Cardiology.


As a specialist she has worked in private specialty practice and as an associate professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Drourr has lectured at local and national meetings including the ACVIM, AVMA, AHAA, and the SFVMA.


Dr. Drourr has published articles, presented her research on cats with and without murmurs, and is a contributing author for the book, The ABCDs of Small Animal Cardiology, A Practical Manual.


She’s a veterinarian by trade, a windsurfer and water woman by heart. Her favorite place in the world is Crissy Field – the beauty of the bay area captured in a single snapshot. Happiness captured in the playful patterns of sand-filled paw prints.


Think of our cardiology service

for any of the following:

  • Geriatric and pre-anesthetic cardiac risk evaluation; anesthetic recommendations.

  • Murmurs, abnormal heart sounds (gallops), heart enlargement, respiratory signs, or limb dysfunction (e.g. saddle thrombus).

  • Critical management of congestive heart failure; from early stages to end-of-life.

  • Weakness, collapse and differentiation from non-heart related causes.

  • Fluid accumulation in the chest or abdomen.

  • Unexplained fever.

  • Abnormal heart rhythm assessment, diagnosis, and therapy.

  • Evaluation for pacemaker implantation.

  • Heart disease with serious concurrent medical problems.

  • Cardiovascular “breeding clearance examinations.”