Here is the list of services offered at the clinic
During your consultation which lasts between 20-30 minutes, you will first meet a technician who will take your animal’s health history. She will also weigh your pet, take its temperature, look for external parasites and take samples if needed. The technician will retrace the medical history and complete your pet’s health record. She can answer many questions regarding basic health care prevention, behaviour, nutrition, etc.
After a veterinarian will perform a detailed physical exam of your animal. An exam from head to toe : Body score, vital signs, abdominal palpation, lymph node palpation, joint palpation, heart and lungs auscultation, examination of the ears, eyes, teeth and fur.
The veterinarian will make recommandations based on your pet’s needs. (Vaccination, nutrition, neutering and necessary treatments)
Since each animal has different needs according to its age, its background and its lifestyle, we will determine your pet’s personal vaccination calendar.
- Infectious Rhinotreacheitus (Rhino): an upper respiratory infection that is easily transmitted from cat to cat by nasal and eye secretions and by saliva. The symptoms are fever, loss of appetite, sneezing a cough and purulent discharge from the nose and eyes. Cats that receive appropriate treatment can recover from the virus. But will stay carriers for life. -Feline Paneucopenie: also known as cat distemper is very difficult to treat and is often deadly. Signs are lethargy, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and dehydration.
- Calcivirus: another respiratory disease, extremely contagious and hard to treat. Symptoms are high fever, ulcers in the mouth and on the tongue and nasal and eye secretions. Symptoms can be mild or severe depending on the severity of the virus. Cats can recover but continue to transmit the virus.
- Feline Chlamydia: a bacteria that causes infection of the eye and can also attack the lungs. Chlamydia is mostly contagious to young kittens. Be careful as it is contagious to humans by direct contact.
- Feline Leukemia: feline leukemia attacks the immune system; therefore cats can show many different health problems. Cancer is one of the problems that can be a result of this disease. Cats can be carriers for months or even years without showing any outward signs. Unfortunately they can infect other cats without us ever knowing. There exists a test to detect this disease. But there is no treatment.
- Rabies: like with dogs it attacks the central nervous system. Transmitted by the saliva of an infected animal. It can infect most mammals including humans. There exists no treatment for an animal infected by rabies.
- Canine Distemper: a highly contagious disease, it is transmitted by nasal and eye secretions of an infected dog. Symptoms are general apathy, fever, cough, diarrhoea and vomiting. The virus attacks a number of organs along with the nervous system and can be accompanied by convulsions and paralysis.
- Canine Parvovirus: again extremely contagious, it is transmitted in the feces of contaminated dogs. Symptoms are quick to show, vomiting and severe bloody diarrhoea. Unfortunately this virus is often deadly.
- Canine Corona virus: attacks the intestines and also causes diarrhoea.
- Infectious Canine Hepatitis: is contracted by a dog coming into contact with the secretions (saliva, urine, or feces) of an infected dog. The first symptoms resemble that of distemper. Developing into renal problems, ulcers of the eye and respiratory problems.
- Leptospirosis: is unfortunately a zoonose disease (transmittable to humans) and is appearing in Quebec more often. The animal shows signs of lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, severe thirst, a higher production of urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and mucus membranes) blood in the urine and bloody diarrhoea. It is contacted my skin or mucus membrane contact, infected water, on food, in the soil or other elements contaminated by the urine of an infected animal. Wild animals are often carriers (raccoons, skunks).
- Rabies: is a deadly virus which attacks the central nervous system. It is transmitted by the saliva of an infected animal, by a bite or by contact with an open wound. There is no cure for an animal infected by rabies. This is also a zoonose disease (transmittable to humans).
- Bordetella (kennel cough): often picked up in kennels or obedience classes, transmitted by the saliva and nasal secretions of infected dogs. Similar to cold symptoms we suffer with the common cold. It can cause a deep chested cough and can also cause a runny nose.
- Lyme Disease: Transmitted by the deer tick it is contagious to animals and humans (another zoonose disease). It causes flu like symptoms (lethargy, loss of appetite, fever), and can develop into chronic arthritis. Lyme disease can be deadly if left untreated. This is a disease being seen more frequently in Quebec. If you find a tick on your animal remove it as quickly as possible. There is a test available that detects lyme disease.
- Neutering: Dog, cat and rabbit
- Spaying: Dog and cat
- Cysts and lumps excisions
- Certain orthopedic surgeries such as cruciate ligament repair and arthroplasty
- Cystotomy (stone removal from the bladder)
- Exploratory laparatomy (as for foreign body extraction)
- And many more
We have a CO2 laser unit that enables us to provide safer and less painful surgery.
- Less painful: the laser beam neutralise the nerve endings.
- Less bleeding: the beam seals the small blood vessels on its path thus less bruising and less swelling.
- Less risk of infection: the beam destroys the microorganisms at the incision site.
For all these reasons, your pet’s recovery will be shorter and the post op recuperation will be faster.
We have on site high quality devices that allow us to obtain rapidly the majority of biochemical, hematology, serology, urine and fecal tests. The results are rapidly transmitted enabling us to define a treatment plan if needed.
Our hospital has cutting edge dentistry equipment. An ultrasound descaler and a digital dental xray machine. Our specially trained technicians perform the descaling, the polishing and the dental xray if needed. The veterinarian will perform any necessary dental extractions.
Specialized canine behaviour
Isabelle Gauthier is our intervener and canine behaviour specialist; she is this field for 9 years now and works with respect for the individual. She has a degree in training with Jacinthe Bouchard, a certification on aggressiveness and aggression, trained in canine sports; she treats all types and breeds of dogs. She uses only ethical techniques and scientifically recognised.
She receives you here to offer you the following services:
- Puppy training classes
- Semi-private or private obedience classes
- Fancy classes
- Consultation for behaviour problems
- Behaviour evaluation
- All kinds of workshops (clicker, behavioural psychology,)
- Companion service to find the right dog for you
- Prepare your dog for baby’s arrival
For several years, we have a digital xray machine. This allows us to obtain faster, better quality and more precise images. Xrays play an important role in diagnostics.
The ultrasound device helps evaluating the internal organs. With this technology, it is possible to obtain a sterile urine or tissue sample less invasively. The ultrasound also helps diagnose gestation in the first weeks.
Weight loss program
Blood pressure monitoring
Chiropracty is a preventive and curative medicine. It can be very useful to relieve and heal certain conditions. It helps to maintain and optimize joint health. It is done by specific, very gentle and precise manipulations, massages and adjustments on the spinal cord and joints.
As for acupuncture, a veterinarian trained in chiropracty provides this service for your pet at our hospital.
Dr. Madeleine Tremblay
Acuponcture completes traditional veterinary medicine for many health conditions. It is extremely effective in controlling acute and chronic pain. Pets that suffer from arthritis, herniated disks, neurological, urinary, digestive and dermatological disorders can benefit from acuponcture.
A veterinarian trained in acuponcture offers her services at our hospital.