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 JASMINE Veterinary cardiovascular Medical Center

JASMINE Veterinary Cardiovascular Medical Center, The Japan Animal Specialty Medical Institute Inc. opened its doors in 2014 to provide specialized and advanced veterinary cardiology services, and engage in clinical research to obtain greater understanding in cardiovascular diseases. 
JASMINE is a team of knowledgeable, caring and committed professionals who offer the highest therapeutic care to our referred patients. We specialize in cardiology, respiratory and nephrology in small animals. Our center has strong relationships with both veterinarians in Japan and veterinary cardiologists overseas, this allows us to share learnings and have continual exposure to the latest knowledge and skills in order to provide state-of-the-art services for canine and feline patients.  
For many years, treatment options for dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease have been limited to medical treatment which is symptomatic and palliative. Our team offer radical treatment for this condition with open heart mitral valve repair surgery.  
Dr. Masami Uechi and his team have performed over 400 mitral valve repair surgeries under the cardiopulmonary bypass machine in Japan and overseas. So far, the team has successfully operated in the United States at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the United Kingdom at the Royal Veterinary Collage, and Singapore at the Animal Recovery Veterinary Referral Centre. 
Our mission is to diagnose, treat and understand cardiovascular diseases, by providing the highest standard of veterinary medicine to our patients, clients and the veterinary community. 
Medical Treatment 
We provide comprehensive diagnostic services including digital radiography, echocardiography, electrocardiography, angiography, blood gas analysis, and cardiac catheterization.  
Surgical Treatment 
Open Heart mitral valve repair surgery in dogs is performed by utilizing the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. Our center also provides surgical procedures for congenital and acquired conditions.  
9:00 am to 17:30 pm 
9:00 am to 11:30 am 

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
First Visit △ 
Review △ 
Surgery ✅       

9:00 am to 17:30 pm 
TEL: (+81) 45-532-8451 
FAX: (+81) 45-532-8456 
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (for clients in Japan) 
Japan Veterinary Cardiovascular Medical Center is a dedicated referral center with expertise in small animal cardiology.  
STEP 1 - Referral from your primary care veterinarian 
Your primary veterinarian will contact Japan Veterinary Cardiovascular Medical Centre and discuss your pet's condition and medical history with one of our specialist/cardiologist veterinarian.  
STEP 2 - Making an appointment  
Appointment will be made through your primary veterinarian. A referral letter will be send to our clinic prior to your pet's first consultation.  
STEP 3 - Consultation 
Please have your pet fasted 8 hours prior to the time of your appointment. 
STEP 4 - Report 
Your primary veterinarian will be contacted to update on findings and treatment recommendations by our specialist. A written medical report will be send to your primary veterinarian.  
STEP 5 - Follow-up 
We work closely with your primary care veterinarian for follow-up treatments and plans.  
Address: 2-7-3 Nakakawa Tsuzuki-ku Yokohama-city Kanagawa Prefecture 224-0001 
By Car 
10 minutes from Third Keihin "Tsuzuki" Interchange
10 minutes from Tomei Expressway "Kawasaki" and "Yokohama Aoba" Interchange
By Train 
 2-minute walk from the Blue Line "Nakagawa Station"
We can provide our services by following options: 
1. Bring your pet to Japan 
Surgery can be conducted at our facility, JASMINE. 
Most countries will require Rabies vaccination and Rabies Antibody Titre Test prior to entering Japan, please contact us so we can determine your requirements.  
The nearest airports are NARITA international airport and HANEDA Tokyo International Airport. 
For more details please see the Animal Quarantine Service in Japan (English)
2. Bring your pet to Singapore 
Quarantine and surgery will be held at Animal Recovery Veterinary Referral Centre
Please find more details on import and export from Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore
3. For the France 

    78000 VERSAILLES
  • Tél : 01 39 53 17 17

4. For the United Kingdom 
Please contact the Royal Veterinary College.

We can offer cardiac surgical services to overseas’ owner

  1. Consult our facility


  • Medical report of your dog

    Find a board certified veterinary cardiologist in your local area and have them examine and evaluate your pet’s heart condition. This would provide us information if your animal’s condition is eligible for surgery.

    Please provide us with the following information:
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Pressure (NIBP)
  • ECG
  • Blood Tests – CBC, Biochemistry test, Electrolytes, CRP
  • Cardiac Biomarkers (NT-proBNP)
  • Chest x-rays (3 views)
  • Echocardiography
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Urinalysis and further kidney tests if indicated

Please send us these test results once surgery is confirmed:

  • Full coagulation profile
  • Blood Type

Also provide us with brief past medical history or current diseases. 

Please send information at:

  1. Bringing your pet to Japan


  • Prepare for Japanese quarantine

Japan has strict quarantine regulations for importing pets and please note that this process can take over 7 months to be completed. Early preparation is recommended if you are considering of bring your pet to Japan for the surgery. 
Please refer to the Animal Quarantine Service in Japan website for complete information:
Since there is a long quarantine period for dogs and cats coming from non-designated countries before entering Japan, we suggest you to prepare early for the export. Once your dog is diagnosed with mitral valvular disease, make sure your dog is microchipped and have them vaccinated against Rabies. Japanese quarantine requires dogs or cats to be vaccinated twice with Rabies 31 days apart and have them tested for Antibody titer test (Rabies serology test). The 6 months quarantine period starts from the day of blood collection for antibody titer test.

  1. Staying in Japan


  • Where to stay

Pet friendly hotels are limited around our hospital and making reservations can be difficult last minute. We suggest to book hotel rooms once you have confirmed the surgery date and the flight date.


  • The Penninsula Tokyo

  • Hilton Tokyo

  • Four Seasons Hotel Marunouchi Tokyo

  • Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 
Bring your pet to France
To make an appointment for the surgery in France, please contact Dr. Sabine Bozon at:
Clinique Vétérinaire Bozon - Versailles
49-51 Rue Des Chantiers
78000 Versailles
Please find more details on the import and export from the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.
Clients from the Asia-Pacific region:
Dr. Masami Uechi also travels to Singapore


発売日:  2015年07月
著者/編集:   上地正実
発売元:   幻冬舎
サイズ:  単行本
ページ数:  192p
ISBNコード:  9784344972766

小動物の3D心臓病学 : 病態生理学的基礎と診断のキーポイント

著者 Pablo Gómez Ochoa, Iván Sosa Samper
著者 上地正実 監訳
発売元: 出版社ファームプレス 出版年 2016