Centre of excellence in interventional medicine


This project, unique in Canada, aims to expand services in interventional medicine and interventional cardiology by building the first fully integrated procedure room with state-of-the-art equipment allowing us to take patient care to the next level. In addition, this centre will make it possible to treat a greater number of patients while solidifying the busy interventional service.

This project will be crucial for ongoing development of interventional procedures and ensure state-of-the-art teaching to veterinary students and specialists alike. This integrated centre will enable us to offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options for conditions involving the respiratory, cardiovascular and urinary tracts.

his project will allow our specialized veterinarians to continue to develop minimally invasive procedures from which patients may fully benefit.


Interventional Medicine

Interventional medicine and cardiology allow us to treat a wide range of conditions in many types of patients (dogs, cats, horses, cows, exotics, etc.) with state-of-the-art technologies such as endoscopy, laparoscopy and fluoroscopy. This specialized equipment allows us to perform minimally invasive procedures providing increased patient comfort and short recovery. Procedures are performed through the patient’s various natural orifices or through a very small incision (a few millimetres). Interventional medicine also offers the opportunity to reach areas in the body otherwise not accessible for example inside the heart.

Examples of interventional procedures :

  • Bladder stone removal
  • Treatment of kidney stones
  • Laser surgery (tumours, strictures, ectopic ureters, etc.)
  • Stent placement (trachea, urethra, ureter, blood vessel, etc.)
  • Pacemaker
  • Cardiac catheterization for the treatment of congenital heart disease

This 2 M$ project will include a C-Arm fluoroscopy system (1 M$), an integrated display system with multiple screens for intraoperative monitoring ($200,000 to $300,000), integrated anesthesia systems ($100,000), various endoscopy towers ($150,000) as well as the necessary infrastructure.

The Centre of Excellence in Interventional Medicine will make the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire a pioneer in interventional medicine at an international level.

In the section « Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l’Université de Montréal : information sur le don », click « Autres » and write : Centre of Excellence in Interventional Medicine 2601-111

The Centre hospitalier universitaire vétérinairte

Located in the heart of Saint-Hyacinthe, the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire of the Faculty of veterinary medicine is a unique medical centre that treats as many as 20 000 animals each year. The hospital offers continuous service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The CHUV benefits from the contribution of clinical professors active in research and up to date on recent developments in their fields of interest. These professionals, along with the support of a highly qualified technical staff, have access to state of the art equipment therefore enabling the CHUV to offer a wide range of specialized services to veterinarians, pet owners and farmers. These services include surgery, medical imaging, internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, sports medicine, reproduction, ophthalmology and neurology and are available for companion animals as well as horses, farm animals, exotics, birds of prey and zoological institutions.

Many other hospital amenities such as a pharmacy, sterilization, administration, admissions, and technical support complete the CHUV’s infrastructure.

The CHUV accounts for almost half of faculty’s workforce, employing over 75 clinicians and professors, 108 members of the support staff, 27 interns and 18 residents.