A comprehensive annual physical exam (checkup) is the best way to keep your pet healthy. Our veterinarians will examine your animal from head to tail and discuss preventive measures tailored to your pet’s lifestyle. The annual checkup is a good time to raise any concerns and ask questions about your pet. The clinic is equipped with a full-service laboratory, so we can get blood test results right away for urgent diagnoses. Our medical team can handle even the most advanced cases requiring hospitalization or critical around-the-clock care (intravenous fluids, advanced therapies), all within our office.
Surgery and anesthesia
Pet surgeries are performed by a veterinarian assisted by a veterinary technician. We do a pre-anesthetic physical exam and blood test so we can develop a surgical plan specific to each patient. We take every precaution to ensure anesthesia is administered correctly and we continually monitor your pet’s heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Read the article here (in French).
Based on the physical exam, the vet might recommend taking x-rays of certain parts of your pet’s body (e.g., chest, abdomen, paws). Monkland Veterinary Clinic has a digital x-ray machine, which not only delivers immediate results, but it’s also better for the environment, since it doesn’t use film or chemical products. Because they are in digital format, we can also quickly send your pet’s x-rays to a radiologist for more complex cases.
Your pet’s oral health is very important. Regular dental care (scaling and polishing) is recommended to reduce the risk of infection and detect abnormalities that may be causing your pet pain. Monkland Veterinary Clinic is fully equipped to clean your animal’s teeth and perform extractions if needed. We also use a digital x-ray machine, thereby limiting exposure and anesthesia time. Your pet must be completely immobilized during these procedures, so they have to be placed under general anesthesia.
The osteopathic treatments can be used as well for the prevention of injury with active pets (ex: agility, cani-cross) and for the treatment of acute or chronic conditions (arthrosis, locomotor problems, growth problems, gastro-intestinal problems, kidney insufficiency, behavioural issues, dermatologic problems etc.), We can also use osteopathy after a surgery to help reduce the amount of adhesions caused by the healing tissue, as well as giving back optimal mobility to the area in question. The main purpose of this approach is to be able to give your pet a treatment that will complement what traditional medicine can provide. Most patients accept and tolerate the manipulations very well since they are gentle and adapted for each animal.