Equine Surgery Service

The Equine Surgery Service is composed of a team of veterinary surgical specialists (professors and clinicians) certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), equine surgery residents-in-training and experienced veterinary technicians. Interns and undergraduate veterinary students also assist in equine patient care.

The surgery service is available 24 hours per day and 365 days a year for all types of surgical emergencies, such as colic and trauma. Elective surgeries are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 17:00.

We offer a wide range of state of the art surgical procedures. We closely collaborate with a variety of other specialist services to provide you with the very best care including internal medicine, medical imaging, sports medicine, anesthesia, ophthalmology and theriogenology services.

Ultramodern equipment allows the team to conduct examinations with ultrasound, digital radiography, endoscopy, 1.5 tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scan or bone scintigraphy prior to surgery when necessary.

When possible, less invasive surgical techniques, such as standing arthroscopy, laparoscopy or sinus surgery for example are chosen to minimize risks for the patient as well as recovery time.

Whatever the situation, our mutlidisciplinary specialist team will take the time to explain all available options for therapy and enable you to make the best possible informed decision concerning your horses surgical treatment.

Available soft tissue surgeries

  • Digestive system
  • Urogenital system
  • Ophthalmic
  • Respiratory system
  • Reproductive system
  • Lacerations
  • Standing minimally invasive surgeries performed by laparoscopy
  • Laser
  • Arthroscopic Tenoscopy
  • Electrosurgical dissections
  • Fracture repair
  • Angular deformities

We perform dental surgeries, many of which are now performed under local anesthesia.

The Equine Hospital now also offers regenerative biotherapy medicine techniques.

The Surgery Service has a highly sophisticated infrastructure and equipment, specifically dedicated to its operations and arranged to maximize the care that is offered to your horse.

  • Two surgery rooms (orthopedic and soft tissue)
  • Standing surgery room including a system adapted for head surgery
  • An intensive care unit with camera surveillance in each box, a winch system and sling support.
  • An induction room specially dedicated to the surgery service with winch and rolling table.
  • Two recovery rooms with observatories and camera systems
Professors
  • Dr. Alvaro Antonio Garcia Bonilla
  • Dr. Sheila Laverty (Surgery Service chief)

 

Clinicians
  • Dr. Pavlina Ruzickova

 

Residents
  • Dr. Dimitri Kadic
  • Dr. Louis Kamus
  • Dr. Morgane Pouyet

 

Veterinary technicians
  • Léa Ahmed
  • Véronique Bergeron
  • Valérie Dubois
  • Maude Forest