Specialized Services

Internal Medicine

Whether it is for the treatment of your pet's chronic condition or for further investigations, you can count on our specialists.

As if he was our own!

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.

Our internal medicine specialists will examine your animal if they have specific symptoms that could be difficult to diagnose or treat.

Available services

  • Endoscopy, taking of various samples and complete laboratory
  • Medical imaging and fluoroscopy
  • Esophageal dilation by balloon
  • Cytology/biopsy
  • Bone or joint marrow aspiration
  • Treatment of hyperthyroidism with radioactive iodine
  • Cardiology service

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Upper respiratory tract

  • Rhinoscopy
  • Endoscopy of the nasopharynx
  • Foreign body removal
  • Medical treatment of fungal rhinitis
  • Sampling for cytology, histopathology, bacterial/fungal cultures

Lower respiratory tract

  • Bronchoscopy (trachea and bronchi)
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage guided by endoscopy for cytological analyzes and cultures
  • Foreign body removal
  • Tracheal or bronchial mass biopsy

Digestive system

  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gastroduodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Biopsies
  • Placement of nutrition tube
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Removal of esophageal or stomach foreign body

Urinary system

  • Urethrocystoscopy
  • Biopsies of the bladder mucosa

Medical imaging and fluoroscopy

  • Digital radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Esophagogram
  • Digestive barium series
  • Excretory urography
  • Urethrocystography
  • Double contrast cystography
  • Cervical mass thermolysis

Cardiology service

  • Complete cardiac assessment (congenital disease or not) / interventional techniques by our cardiologist present one day a week
  • Non-congenital cardiac evaluation by the internal medicine department

Radioactive Iodine
Radioactive iodine treatment is the least invasive, safest, and most effective treatment for hyperthyroidism in cats. It eliminates the inconveniences of daily drug administration and the side effects associated with this administration. A single treatment is necessary in more than 95% of cases. Iodine-131 is absorbed and metabolized only by thyroid tissue, and this treatment destroys abnormally functioning thyroid cells. 20-60% of the administered dose of I-131 is absorbed by the gland, the rest is eliminated in urine and faeces. A normal value of thyroid hormone is usually found in the month following treatment.

We are here for your companions!

This service is available at the following emergency and referral centers:

Centre Vétérinaire Laval
4530, A. 440
Laval, QC H7T 2P7
1 877-651-2152 (Toll Free)
Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud
7415 boul. Taschereau
Brossard, QC J4Y 1A2
1 866-524-4877 (Toll Free)