The Equine Hospital of the Centre hospitalier universitaire vétérinaire


With 1600 horses admitted in 2014, our Equine Hospital is the most attended in Canada. Its modern facilities and equipment account for the number as well as the diversity of cases treated in surgery, internal medicine, sports medicine, ophthalmology and theriogenology. Most cases are referred by veterinarians from Quebec, Eastern Ontario and some US states.

Many specialized techniques such as laser surgery, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging as well as dynamic endoscopy or at high speed on a treadmill are available on site.

The Equine Hospital is the only referral center in the province; making it an important center of expertise for the Quebec equestrian industry. The CHUV’s specialists are often called upon to investigate complex and new issues.

Many of our specialists are recognized worldwide, particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory and joint diseases, because of their research in these areas. Combined together, these assessments contribute to the reputation of the University of Montreal on the national and international level.

The Equine Hospital welcomes every year a large number of undergraduate students from Quebec and around the world. Its specialized graduate training programs are also in great demand by veterinarians from all around the world. These programs are recognized by the specialized American and European Colleges.