Specialized Services

Specialized Surgery

At Vet et Nous, you can count on our specialized teams to take care of your animals, no matter what surgery they need.

As if he was our own!

Why consult in specialized surgery?

Your pet should be seen by one of our surgical specialists when:

  • The additional expertise of a surgeon is required for the treatment of your companion ;
  • The diagnosis made by your general veterinarian is  inconclusive and examination by a surgery specialist is necessary ;
  • Your pet's condition is not improving

The specialist surgeon, in collaboration with your veterinarian, will always suggest the best solutions for your animal, whether it is a medical or a surgical treatment.

Available services:

Our surgeons are assisted by a team of competent surgery-trained technicians to provide the following services:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Intraoperative fluoroscopy
  • Neurosurgery (Centres only)
  • Oncology surgery
  • Multimodal pain management
  • Minimally invasive surgery (Centres only)
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Surgery with CO2 laser (Centres only)
  • Multimodal management of osteoarthritis
  • Physical rehabilitation

Consult these links for more information

Orthopedic surgery

  • Tibial plateau levelling (TPLO)
  • Intra and extracapsular stabilization
  • Correction of patella dislocation
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy


  • Uncemented total hip prosthesis (Zurich)
  • Triple osteotomy of the pelvis (TPO)
  • Excision of the femoral head and neck
  • Open reduction and stabilization of dislocations


  • Arthroscopy for fragmentation of the medial coronoid process and OCD
  • Humenal sliding osteotomy (SHO)
  • Reduction and fixation of dislocations and fractures


  • Linear and circular external fixators
  • Plate and screws
  • Nails locked
  • Rods and strapping
  • Cancellous or synthetic bone grafts


  • Curettage of OCD by arthroscopy
  • Bicipital tenotomy by arthroscopy
  • Medial ligament instability
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy

Angular limb deformities

  • Planning of simple or complex corrections
  • Corrective osteotomy or ostectomy
  • Bone lengthening and angular correction by Ilizarov technique

Other joint procedures

  • Reduction of dislocations
  • Ligament repairs
  • Arthrodeses
  • Treatment of septic arthritis

Soft tissue surgery

  • Exploration and biopsies by laparoscopy
  • Enterotomies, enterectomies and gastrotomies
  • Gastric twist
  • Cleft palate (palate abnormality)


  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Cholecystectomy/Cholecystoduodenostomy
  • Hepatic lobectomy/partial hepatectomy


  • Correction of upper airway abnormalities
  • Treatment of laryngeal paralysis
  • Treatment of tracheal collapse (extraluminal rings or intraluminal stents)
  • Pulmonary lobectomy


  • Ectopic ureters
  • Prostatic or paraprostatic abscesses/cysts
  • Nephrotomy, nephrectomy, ureterotomy and cystotomy
  • Urethrotomy and urethroplasty
  • Vulvoplasty


  • Skin or musculocutaneous flaps
  • Free skin grafts
  • Treatment of traumatic wounds


  • Perineal
  • Diaphragmatic
  • Inguinal
  • Abdominal
  • Pericardoperitoneal


  • Herniated discs
  • Thoracolumbar and cervical herniated discs
  • Caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler)
  • Spinal fractures and dislocations
  • Lumbosacral syndrome
  • Atlanto-axial instability
  • Spinal or nerve tumours

Oncological surgery

  • Incisional or excisional biopsies
  • Excision of various simple and complex masses
  • Simple and complex reconstructions
  • Maxillectomies and mandibulectomies
  • Limb sparing
  • Amputations

Minimally invasive surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy

Surgery with CO2 laser
The laser is beneficial for certain procedures to limit bleeding, improve visualization, reduce post-operative edema, and reduce discomfort related to the procedure. Soft palate resections, oral masses, and total ear canal ablations are examples where the surgeon will consider its use.
Multimodal pain management

  • Opioïdes
  • Anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens
  • Blocs loco-régionaux (épidurales, cathéter de plaie, blocs faciaux, etc.)
  • Perfusions continues (opioïdes, alpha-2 agonistes, kétamine, etc.)
  • Tramadol, gabapentine, amantadine
  • Physiothérapie (glace, amplitudes de mouvement passives)
  • Neurostimulation transcutanée (TENS)
  • Laser thérapeutique
  • Gestion de la douleur chronique

Intraoperative Fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy can be described as continuous radiography, allowing to manipulate a limb and see the movement of bones and joints on the screen. A fixed device is in the radiology room, and a mobile device is available in the specialized surgery rooms. Intraoperative fluoroscopy is sometimes used to verify the placement of metal implants (for example, the position of screws in the sacrum or coccyx, or the position of a rod relative to a joint), or to do studies of vascular contrast in certain cardiac procedures or in soft tissue surgery.

We are here for your companions!

Our department works in collaboration with an animal orthotics and prosthetics clinic. Consult our useful links section to learn more about their services.

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 Montréal
1901 Boul. de Maisonneuve Est,
Montréal, QC H2K 4P4
1-855-671-2746 (Toll Free)
Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud
7415 boul. Taschereau
Brossard, QC J4Y 1A2
1 866-524-4877 (Toll Free)

This service is available at the following hospitals and clinics:

Animal Hospital
15723 boulevard de Pierrefonds,
Pierrefonds, QC H9H 3X6