The surgery department relies on the expertise of its surgeons.

Dre Élaine Madore and Dr Pierre Clerfond are always up-to-date in their field and available to answer your questions.

The surgeons work in close cooperation with the internal medicine, oncology, critical care, neurology and medical imaging specialists. The surgical unit, with its state-of-the-art equipment, allows us to perform a wide range of highly specialized procedures.

The surgery department has as its primary goal the comfort and well-being of the patients we treat. Every effort is made to control pain both before, during and after surgery.


Services available

Orthopedic Surgery


  • Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Intra- and extra-articular stabilization
  • Correction of patellar luxations
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy


  • Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO)
  • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Open reduction and stabilisation of traumatic luxations


  • Arthroscopy for fragmentation of the medial coronoid process and OCD lesions
  • Ulnar osteotomy and segmental ostectomy for the treatment of elbow incongruity
  • Treatment of ununited anconeal process


  • External linear and circular fixators
  • Bone plates and screws (both locking and conventional)
  • Interlocking nails
  • Pins and cerclage
  • Hybrid constructs
  • Bone grafts
  • Minimally invasive treatment with the use of fluoroscopy


  • Diagnosis and treatment of OCD lesions
  • Shoulder instability (congenital and acquired)
  • Bicipital tenodesis
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy


  • Corrective osteotomy and ostectomy
  • Ilizarov technique for bone lengthening and correction of angular limb deformities


  • Reduction and stabilization of luxations
  • Repair or replacement of damaged ligaments
  • Arthrodesis
Soft Tissue Surgery


  • Laparoscopic exploration and biopsy
  • Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV)
  • Enterotomy and enterectomy
  • Subtotal colectomy
  • Cleft palate (and other anomalies of the palate)


  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Cholecystectomy/cholecystoenterostomy
  • Stenting of the common bile duct
  • Hepatic lobectomy/partial hepatectomy


  • Correction of the upper respiratory tract anomalies
    • Brachycephalic airway syndrome
  • Treatment of laryngeal paralysis
  • Treatment of tracheal collapse (extraluminal prosthesis and intraluminal stents)
  • Partial and total pulmonary lobectomy


  • Ectopic ureters
  • Prostactic or paraprostatic cyst/abscess
  • Nephrotomy, nephrectomy, ureterotomy and cystotomy
  • Tube cystostomy for urethral bypass
  • Urethrotomy and urethroplasty
  • Vulvoplasty


  • Cutaneous and musculocutaneous flaps
  • Skin grafting


  • Perineal
  • Diaphragmatic
  • Inguinal
  • Abdominal
  • Pericardioperitoneal


  • PDA
  • Pericardectomy
  • Cardiac and heart base mass excision
  • Correction of vascular anomalies
    • Persistant right aortic arch
  • Disc herniations
  • Wobbler's syndrome (cervical vertebral instability)
  • Spinal fracture and luxation
  • Lumbosacral syndrome
  • Atlanto-axial instability 
Rigid Endoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
Surgical Oncology
  • Thorough staging of disease
  • Ultrasound-guided and endoscopy-assisted biopsy techniques
  • Advanced surgical planning with the use of computed tomography (CT scan), fluoroscopy and ultrasound
Pain Management
  • Multimodal analgesia
  • Local blocks
  • Epidural and spinal injections and infusions
  • Continuous rate infusions
  • Stem cell therapy
Surgical data sheets

The surgical team of the Veterinary Laval Center prepares regular information sheets to help you better understand canine diseases and surgical procedures performed by our veterinarians.

Surgical data sheets: (In french only)