Here is a summary of available services at l’Hôpital Vétérinaire de L’Île-Perrot. Please contact us if you are looking for any service which is not in this section.
Canine and Feline Services
The foundation of good health for all creatures great and small, is the prevention of disease. Many illnesses, if left untreated, can cause long-term and severe damage to other organs of the body and may be prevented with the help of regular check-ups and treatment protocols adapted to each patient. In the long-term, prevention may be financially advantageous since the treatment of disease is often more expensive than the preventive measures originally recommended, not to mention the discomfort to your pet living with a progressive, preventable disease.
Exam after purchase or adoption and periodic physical examinations;
testing/prevention/treatment of internal parasites (intestinal worms, heartworm) and external parasites (fleas, skin mites, ear mites, lice). Many parasites of dogs and cats present a zoonotic risk, that is, they may be transmitted to humans and present a health risk. Owners should be aware of this, particularly if there are children in the family, and should consult one of our veterinarians to get the best preventive program for the protection of the whole family.
Implantation of a microchip. A microchip is a permanent identification method. Embedded just under the skin of your pet and read with a universal microchip reader, the chip contains a number registered to a worldwide database containing the pet owner’s address and phone number. Your pet may lose his collar, but not his microchip !
Regular follow-ups for senior pets (weight, nutrition, blood tests);
management of arthritis;
prescription diets formulated for management of specific health concerns;
advice and sale of food for animals at all stages of life, from pediatric to geriatric;
screening tests for FeLV-FIV (Feline leukemia virus and Feline immunodeficiency virus).
local anesthetic block: injection of lidocaine and/or bupivacaine (for example for declawing, extraction of teeth, castrations or other abdominal surgeries). The use of this analgesic allows for less anesthetic gas to be used, which means a more secure procedure and faster recuperation time.
Transdermal Fentanyl Patch : applied directly to a shaved area of the skin, this patch slowly and evenly releases medication over a 4-day period.
Hydromorphone injections pre and post-operative: this injection may be repeated every 4 hours for the control of pain. This analgesic is used in most of our surgical procedures.
Constant rate infusion: some medical analgesic medications are combined with intravenous fluids, permitting constant administration.
We offer a vast array of ophthalmological services (procedures and surgeries) since Dr. Annik Hemmings has a particular expertise in this field. If a serious eye problem with your cat or dog should arise, make an appointment for an examination with Dr. Hemmings.
We have specialized equipment for complete ophthalmological examinations and delicate eye surgeries (for example an Optivisor magnifying glass, a Tono-Vet Tonometer to measure intra-ocular eye pressure, a surgical microscope for surgeries of the cornea, etc).
International Health Certificates for exportation (or to travel with your pet);