Medical Imaging

This service is offered exclusively to all our referring veterinarians. You can submit your reference request via our Vet Connexion portal.

Why does my pet need to be seen in medical imaging?

Your pet should be seen by a medical imaging specialist in case of:

  • MRI
    • Neurological problems
    • Loss of sensation in the hind limbs
    • Epileptiform seizures
  • CT-Scan
    • Complex fractures
    • Arthritis problems
    • Ligament problems
    • Detection of metastases
    • Neurological problems
  • Ultrasound
    • Digestive problems
    • Masses
    • Foreign bodies
    • Urinary problems
    • Detection of metastases

Medical imaging makes it possible to better target your pet's care while trying to determine the origin of their symptoms.

Alternative Medicine

Why consult in alternative medicine?

Complementary therapies can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to enhance the treatment of difficult cases.

Osteopathy can be beneficial for treating certain apparent symptoms such as lameness of all kinds, digestive disorders, chronic cough, etc. Highly athletic animals are also good candidates for regular  osteopathy monitoring.

Acupuncture is used to treat several metabolic, nervous or locomotor disorders. It stimulates the nervous, blood, lymphatic and immune systems.

Emergency and Critical Care

When should I consult in an emergency?

Since your furry companions can't verbalize their pain, it's sometimes difficult to understand what's happening to them and know when it's urgent. Pay attention to their body language and their general state, it is their way of communicating with you.

Here is a list of conditions that excuse an emergency visit to our centres:

  • Absence of urine
  • Difficult delivery
  • Energy drop
  • Loss of appetite
  • Eye injury
  • Heatstroke
  • Epileptiform seizure
  • Abnormal gait
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of an object
  • Poisoning
  • Bite or open wound
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Trauma or accident
  • Abnormal vomiting

What differentiates an emergency and referral centre from your neighbourhood hospital or clinic is also the technologic equipment used there. Our teams have on-site access to more complete and state-of-the-art equipment (MRI, CT-Scan, on-site laboratory, etc.)  to be able to make a complete diagnosis more quickly.

With more than 35 years of clinical expertise, our three teams in Brossard, Montreal and Laval care about the health and well-being of your pet. They always adopt a global and human approach in order to accompany you throughout the care of your animal.


Why consult in ophthalmology?

Your pet should be seen by one of our ophthalmology specialists if they present:

  • A change in the appearance of their eye
  • Abnormal redness
  • Abnormal flow
  • Loss or decrease in vision


Why consult in oncology?

When we suspect cancer, the first step is to establish an accurate diagnosis and determine the extent of the disease. Cancer leads to the death of 50% of dogs and cats over 10 years old.

Our veterinary oncologists are there to guide you through the various possible treatments.

Our priority: ensuring a good quality of life for your pet by minimizing the appearance of side effects.



Why consult in neurology?

Your pet should be seen by one of our neurology specialists in case of:

  • Balance disorder
  • Paralysis of the face, jaws, or limb
  • Infections or inflammation
  • Epileptiform seizures
  • Vertebral fractures or tumours
  • Difficulty swallowing, etc.

Internal Medicine

Why consult in internal medicine?

Your pet should be seen by one of our internal medicine specialists in case of:

  • Weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing
  • Urinary disorders
  • Coagulation disorders, bleeding, anemia
  • Weakness, lethargy, despondency
  • Breathing difficulties, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, exercise intolerance, etc.


Why consult in dermatology?

Your pet should be seen by one of our dermatology specialists if they present:

  • Abnormal hair loss
  • Skin lesions
  • Chronic ear problems
  • Allergy symptoms