Cardiology

William D. Tyrrell, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

Gina Pasieka, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

William D. Tyrrell, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Bill Tyrrell is a 1992 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he spent four years in small animal practice in Northern Virginia, where he became fascinated with cardiology and echocardiography. He then began a cardiology residency program at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his residency credentials with Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates and achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the College of Cardiology in 1999. Dr. Tyrrell strives to fully educate his clients about the cardiac disease found within their pets. Interactive communication is a very important part of his examination, consultation, and follow-up treatment. 

In February of 2010, he was elected President of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and has served on its Board of Directors for the past ten years.  He is Virginia's alternate delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association's House of Delegates.  He is a past President of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Tech (VMRCVM) Veterinary School Alumni Society.  He also serves as a committee member of the Veterinary Memorial Fund.  This fund exists to help pet owners and families cope with the grief associated with the passing of their loved ones and to raise funds to support scientific investigations which improve the quality of health care available for future generations.  Dr. Tyrrell was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 2003 by the VA Tech Alumni Association.  He has lectured nationally at the ACVIM Forum, AVMA Conventions, VVMA Annual meeting and the PVMA Hershey meeting.  He was the chairperson for the 2011 inaugural Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference held in Washington, DC, a joint scientific continuing education meeting of the VA, MD, WV and DC veterinary medical associations and has continued on the planning committee for the past four years.  Dr. Tyrrell was also awarded the Distinguished Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2015 by the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association for his actions in bringing recognition to veterinary medicine in Virginia.  

Bill was also just appointed as the ACVIM assistant chair of their national Marketing and Communications Committee for 2015-2016 and will serve on the ACVIM Board of Regents as part of this role.  This committee's purpose is to bring awareness to the general public as to how veterinary specialists can help pets live longer, healthier lives in conjunction with the care from their primary care veterinarian. 

Bill's main research interest lies in giant breed cardiomyopathy in both the Irish Wolfhound (IWH) and Great Dane.  He has worked with the Irish Wolfhound Foundation and the Great Dane Club of America for the past ten years or so.  Current projects involve echocardiography vs. EKG screening of the IWH, significance of ventricular ectopy in the IWH breed and the establishment of NTproBNP levels within both the IWH and Great Dane breeds.  He will be presenting some of his research at the ACVIM Forum 2015.

Dr. Tyrrell lives in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife, two daughters, three Maine Coone cats, Chianti, Dani and Serafina as well as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Henry.  In his rare personal time he enjoys golfing, fishing and wine collecting.  Dr. Tyrrell sees patients primarily at The LifeCentre in Leesburg, Virginia and at CARE Veterinary Center in Frederick, MD.