Camden Rouben, DVM

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Camden Rouben, DVM, Residency Trained in Cardiology
Camden Rouben, DVM

Board Certified in Cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Born in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, Dr. Camden Rouben caught the veterinary medicine bug at the age of 15 when he first began assisting at his local veterinary clinic. After veterinary school, Dr. Rouben completed a cardiology residency at the University of Florida where he received specialty training in medical and interventional management of canine, feline, equine, food animal and exotic animal cardiac disease.

Dr. Rouben’s favorite part of cardiology is using medical and interventional techniques to improve the quality of life for the patient and to empower owners to monitor and care for their pets with fewer unknowns. His primary interests in this specialty are interventional cardiology, congenital heart diseases and reptile cardiology. “I work tirelessly so you can take your pet home with a smile on your face,” he says.

During his free time, Dr. Rouben enjoys a wide array of hobbies. These include discovering the latest and greatest musical act, art, theater, food and fitness.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, VCA Aurora
  • Resident in Cardiology, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)


  • Case reports: Rishniw, M., Caivano, D., Dickson, D., Swift, S., Rouben, C., et al. Breed does not affect the association between murmur intensity and disease severity in dogs with pulmonic or subaortic stenosis. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1–6. 2019.
  • Rouben, Camden M. and Geri Lake-Bakaar. ECG of the Month. JAVMA. February 2017.
  • Review Article: Sleeper, M. and Camden Rouben. How I approach… Heart murmurs in kittens. Veterinary Focus, 29.1:9–14; 2019.


Uno, a cat, Buckbeak, a leopard tortoise and Pinky, a corn snake.

Recent Blog Posts from Dr. Rouben

CARE Cardiologist Performs First Successful Heartworm Extraction in Charlotte

CARE’s Dr. Camden Rouben recently completed heartworm extraction surgery with excellent results. Pebbles When Pebbles was adopted off the streets, the 11-year-old Chihuahua had heartworms. Sometimes, especially in mild cases, it is possible to kill off the parasites...

Anesthesia For Cardiac Patients

If your pet has cardiac disease, you’re already watching his health carefully. But what happens if he needs a procedure that requires anesthesia? Will it be safe to sedate him for a dental surgery or intraabdominal surgery? Do alternatives exist? The answers to these...

Know the Signs of Congestive Heart Failure Before Coping With It

Your dog no longer takes the same delight in running, jumping for your Frisbee or gobbling dinner. Maybe that’s the slow onset of arthritis, maybe the general decline of old age. But it could also be congestive heart failure. If so, you’ll have to catch it early to...

Interventional Cardiology Procedures Help Improve Quality Of Life

Interventional Cardiology is an advanced field of cardiology that uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of congenital and acquired heart diseases. Often, pets with congenital cardiac anomalies have a reduced life span. CARE’s new...

Cardiac Conditions That May Warrant A Pacemaker In Dogs

If a dog has an arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) or a bradyarrhythmia (heart rate that is too slow to support the dog’s daily activities), s/he might benefit from a pacemaker. An artificial pacemaker is an electronic device that maintains the heart rate, and...