4176 Meridian Street

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 758-2200

24/7 Emergency Care​

Board-Certified Cardiologist

Dr. Nicole LeBlanc

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

My Commitment To You

My commitment to primary care veterinarians is to work closely together to deliver high caliber cardiology care in a collaborative, compassionate manner.

For pet owners, I always strive to provide a comprehensive cardiology assessment guided by evidence-based medicine to empower pet owners to make educated medical decisions that preserve excellent quality of life standards for their beloved pets.

– Dr. Nicole LeBlanc
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BIO

Dr. Nicole LeBlanc earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2010. Following a one-year rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a three-year cardiology residency at Oregon State University, where she received extensive training in interventional and medical cardiology. Dr. LeBlanc completed her residency and became board-certified in 2014.

From 2015 to 2021, Dr. LeBlanc served as a tenure-track faculty member at Oregon State University, where she was promoted to tenured professor. During her professorship, she focused her research on interventional cardiac procedures for acquired and congenital heart disease, as well as advanced echocardiography.

After her tenure at Oregon State University, Dr. LeBlanc contributed to developing the interventional cardiology service at a multi-specialty private referral practice. She then moved to Bellingham in 2022 and founded North Sound Veterinary Cardiology in 2023.

Outside of her professional life, Dr. LeBlanc loves the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys gardening, biking, hiking, skiing, and trail running, especially when accompanied by friends.

Credentials

Board Certification

Board-certified in Cardiology (DACVIM): Oregon State University, 2014

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM): University of Wisconsin, 2010
  • One-year rotating internship: North Carolina State University, 2010-2011
  • Three-year cardiology residency: Oregon State University, 2011-2013
  • Master of Science (MS): Oregon State University, 2014
  • Board-certified in Cardiology (DACVIM): Oregon State University, 2014
Referral Services

Please see our Cardiology Services here.

Memberships
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Tri-County VMA (TCVMA)
Publications

Please see Dr. LeBlanc’s peer-reviewed scientific articles here.

Recent Invited Presentations

Dr. LeBlanc’s dedication to advancing the field of cardiology is demonstrated through her extensive record of Continuing Education (CE) talks, and presentations at esteemed national and international conferences. Here are some of her notable presentations:

  • Presenter at American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Conference, 2018
    “Pharmacokinetics of Transdermal Atenolol Formulation in Healthy Cats”
  • Presenter at European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) Conference, 2018
    “Right Ventricular Volume Quantification Measured by Real-Time 3D Echocardiography and ECG-Gated 64 Slice MDCT in Healthy Dogs”
  • Presenter at American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Conference, 2016
    “Cardiac Output Measured by Echocardiographic and Cardiac-Gated Computed Tomography Compared to Thermodilution”
  • Presenter at American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Conference, 2014
    “Quantitative Evaluation of Left Atrial Volume and Ejection Fraction by One-Dimensional, Two-Dimensional, and Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in a Population of Normal Dogs”
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