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Peggy Sayer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM


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

Dr. Peggy Sayer has been providing cardiology services in Charlotte since 2006. First interested in marine mammals, her dedication to the health of your pet’s heart was kindled in veterinary school.

A native of New Mexico, Dr. Sayer came to the Tar Heel State for a cardiology residency at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh. She’s received multiple awards for veterinary service and teaching, and she’s served as an investigator in several large, multicenter clinical trials. “I have a passion for helping people and taking care of their pets is a pretty great way to do that,” she says.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cardiology Residency, North Carolina State University
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)


  • Multiple awards for service and teaching, North Carolina State University and Animal Medical Center, New York
  • Researched the effect of the drug pimobendan on the renin angiotensin system.


Two cats, Oscar, a rescue who had a severe injury to his tail and was surrendered, and Khan, an exotic short hair (because my husband is partial to smoosh-faced cats).

Recent Blog Posts from Dr.Sayer

Human and Canine Hearts: A Lot in Common

An old adage says owners start to look like their dogs after they spend a long time together. However true that may be, human and canine hearts have a lot in common when it comes to the way they work. They differ in certain physical ways, of course. The vena cava, the...

CARE Cares About Mental Health

Recent studies suggest that people who work in veterinary medicine are at a high risk for mental health disorders. At CARE, we take these studies very seriously. We have implemented policies and procedures to help any employee face disorders such as compassion fatigue...

Coughing In Dogs With Heart Disease

Coughing can be a telltale sign that a dog with a heart murmur is experiencing heart failure. When dogs have a heart murmur, their hearts can become enlarged and lose the ability to pump blood into their lungs and the rest of their body. Known as heart failure, the...