Appointments can be taken every day for annual checkups, vaccinations, heartworm tests, treatments/preventions against certain parasites (fleas, intestinal parasites, dirofilariosis) or any other health problem. We also accept emergencies.
We care to do the follow-ups of our patients, especially those with chronic diseases (follow-ups for arterial pressure by electric doppler, ocular tonometry, allergies, cardiac diseases, osteoarthritis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, renal failure).
Health exams are also available for rabbits, ferrets, and rodents.
Canine vaccines aim to protect against: para-influenza, adenovirus, leptospirosis, distemper, bordetella, rabies and lyme.
Feline vaccines aim to protect against: panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, leukemia and rabies.
For dogs and cats we recommend doing the initial set of vaccinations at 8 weeks old. The boosters would then follow at 12 and 16 weeks, and one year later. We follow the vaccination protocol of the Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine of Université de Montréal.
Services are offered five days a week.
You will meet our veterinarians when you bring in your animal as well as when you come back after the surgery. Depending on the procedure, your animal may receive antibiotics and analgesic medication. Anesthetic monitoring is done with a digital oxymeter (reading of the cardiac frequency, continuous electrocardiogram, oxygenation of the patient). After the surgery, the animals wake up in the warmth and comfort of an incubator, supervised by our surgical team. Post-surgical services, analgesic medication to give at home and removal of sutures are all complimentary.
Surgical procedures offered by our veterinarians are: neuter and spay (sterilization) for cats, dogs and rabbits, declawing for cats, open wounds repair, excision of skin masses (warts, tumors), pyometra surgery, cystotomy, and diverse emergencies.
All our teeth cleaning and buccal surgical procedures are done under general anesthesia. We use digital devices to monitor the heart and lung as well as blood pressure during the procedure. An intravenous catheter is also placed in case of complications during anesthesia. We clean the teeth using an ultrasonic device. It removes efficiently the plaque and subgingival tartar. During the procedure the veterinarian can do a full examination of the mouth that can highlight periodontal disease or oral masses – which can’t be done on an awake animal.
Dental x-rays can also be performed during descaling to demonstrate the integrity of the tooth roots.
The vet can then determine whether tooth extractions will be performed.
Ultimately follows the dental polishing to remove plaque, stains and roughness that the descaling might have left on the teeth surfaces. It is possible to perform teeth cleaning for dogs, cats and ferrets. For rodents, it is possible to trim their incisor teeth.
CANINE AND FELINE BOARDING
Canine boarding All our canine lodgers are walked individually 3 times a day in our private garden and receive a bath before their return home (after a stay of a minimum of 3 nights). We have 3 different sizes of cages to ensure that all dogs can be comfortable. We provide food (unless a specialized diet is needed), bowls and blankets during their stay.
Feline boarding All our feline lodgers are housed in a condo and they can all stretch their legs and play in our cattery. We provide food (unless a specialized diet is needed), bowls, litter and blankets during their stay.
All our lodgers need to be vaccinated and be treated for fleas before their stay. For more details, contact us and it will be our pleasure to answer any questions you may have.
We meticulously trim, shave or brush cats and dogs, no matter the breed or size. A grooming session also includes nail trimming, cleaning of the eyes and ears and shampoo (only if asked for cats). We can also empty anal glands if asked. Grooming of cats is done under sedation, under veterinary supervision.
Our professional groomer, Johane, is available on location; five days a week upon appointment.
Every year, many feral cats, and sometimes dogs, are found by the city of St-Lambert. In collaboration with the city, we have the mandate to care for any cats and dogs found in our municipality. Cats brought us this way are examined by a licensed veterinarian, tested for feline leukemia and AIDS, vaccinated, dewormed, neutered/spayed (as needed) and microchipped. Cats that can be domesticated are then released back in the city. Other cats are made available for adoption without fees.