Centre Vétérinaire Laval specialists
Jérôme BenamouDMV, IPSAV, Dipl. ACVS-SASpecialized surgeryJérôme BenamouDMV, IPSAV, Dipl. ACVS-SASpecialized surgery
After graduating as a doctor of veterinary medicine at the University of Liège in 2008, Dr. Benamou turned to small animal surgery. First, he completed a surgical assistantship in Vancouver, at the Canada West Veterinary Specialists Private Hospital, followed by a Veterinary Applied Science Development Internship (IPSAV), at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Saint-Hyacinthe. He then completed a surgical internship at the DMV Center, as well as an orthopedic research fellowship at Michigan State University.
He completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the DMV Center and subsequently graduated from ACVS (American College of Veterinary Surgeons). He worked there as a pet surgeon until November 2018. In January 2019, he joined the team at the Veterinary Center South Shore and Laval Veterinary Center. Dr. Benamou was trained to perform soft tissue (urogenital, digestive, respiratory, and oncological), orthopedic (TPO, TPLO, Deformity Corrections, Fractures, Arthroscopies, etc ...), as well as neurosurgery. During his training, he also developed a certain interest in minimally invasive surgery (Laparoscopies, Thoracoscopies).
Dr. Benamou has been involved in numerous research projects and scientific articles in international veterinary journals.
Éric Norman CarmelDVM, Dipl. ACVRMedical imagingÉric Norman CarmelDVM, Dipl. ACVRMedical imaging
Dr. Éric Norman Carmel graduated the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal in 1998 where he then did a small animal rotating internship in general medicine (IPSAV) at the University of Montreal (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) in 1999. The following year after his internship, he joined a multi-discipline research and development team composed of researchers, teachers and students where he worked on several projects related to the field of veterinary medicine.
Followed by his implication at the faculty of veterinary medicine, Dr Carmel pursued and completed a 3 year residency program in medical imagery at the Faculty of Veterinary medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe.
Since 2010 he has been a clinician in medical imaging at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where his research interests relate to the magnetic resonance imaging and abdominal ultrasound.
Proud of his work, he is notably the co-author of the blog RadioQuiz simulator and veterinary blog Animages (www.animages.ca).
Pierre ClerfondDVM, IPSAV, Dipl. ACVSSpecialized surgeryPierre ClerfondDVM, IPSAV, Dipl. ACVSSpecialized surgery
Dr. Clerfond graduated from the École Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes in June 2009. He next completed an internship in applied veterinary science (IPSAV) at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de l'Université de Montréal in 2009-2010, followed by a specialized internship in pet surgery at the Hôpital Vétérinaire Rive-Sud in 2010-2011. In June 2014, he completed a residency at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons under the supervision of Doctors Auger, Dupuis and Huneault and is now part of the surgery department team at Centre Vétérinaire Laval.
Dr Clerfond has written a thesis on the anatomical bases of head and neck surgeries in dogs. His particular interests are skin reconstruction surgery and total hip replacement.
Allison CobrinDVM, DACVIMInternal medicineAllison CobrinDVM, DACVIMInternal medicine
Dr. Allison Cobrin is a native Montrealer who attended McGill University obtaining degrees in Architecture and Biology. She attained her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (Guelph) in 2009 and subsequently completed a small animal rotating internship at the same institution. Dr. Cobrin loved Guelph so much, she also completed a Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) graduate degree and concurrent residency in small animal internal medicine at Ontario Veterinary College. Her research focused on novel renal biomarkers in dogs with chronic kidney disease. In the fall of 2013, Dr. Cobrin became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Small Animal Internal Medicine and joined the team at Centre Veterinaire Laval.
Pascal FontaineDMV, Dipl. ACVRMedical imagingPascal FontaineDMV, Dipl. ACVRMedical imaging
Pascal Fontaine graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in 2011 and shortly thereafter completed a master’s degree pertaining to compared orthopedic imaging through the newly created DVM-MSc program.
He then completed a general rotating internship at the DMV center in Montreal and was part of their emergency clinician team for the following year. In 2013 he moved to Philadelphia, USA to begin a veterinary imaging residency at the University of Pennsylvania which he completed in 2016. A few weeks later he became diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Pascal joined the CVL team in October 2016. He is also a clinician at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal and a staff radiologist for Animages, a Quebec based veterinary teleradiology consulting service.
Among others, his research interests include advanced imaging of the urinary system and evaluation of the respiratory mucociliary apparatus via advanced imaging.
Vincent Gauthierm.v., DVSc, DACVECCEmergency and intensive careVincent Gauthierm.v., DVSc, DACVECCEmergency and intensive care
«Dr Gauthier attended veterinary school at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire in St-Hyacinthe and graduated in 2007. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at the same hospital and continued to work as an emergency and critical care veterinarian for an additional year thereafter. He then completed an internal medicine specialized internship in a private practice in Montreal (Centre vétérinaire DMV) as well as working part time with the emergency service in 2009-2010. In 2010, he began his residency in emergency and critical care at the Ontario Veterinary College of the University of Guelph. He completed his residency in 2013 and also obtained his doctor of veterinary science (DVSc) degree during his program.
His research focus is the effects of synthetic colloids on coagulation and hemodynamic variables in healthy dogs and dogs with systemic inflammation.»
Sophie GilbertDVM, Dipl. DACVDDermatologySophie GilbertDVM, Dipl. DACVDDermatology
A graduate of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Liège in Belgium in 1989, Dr. Gilbert worked as a clinical instructor in dermatology in the internal medicine service of the Université de Liège for 4 years before going on to obtain a Ph.D. in feline immunology at Scotland's University of Edinburgh. She next did a residency in dermatology at the University of California, Davis, working as a clinical instructor during the year after her residency.
Dr. Gilbert graduated from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2004. She worked at the University of Minnesota as an assistant professor of dermatology and, more recently, as a dermatologist with BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York City.
Over the years, she developed a special interest in feline dermatology. Dr. Gilbert has been working at the Centre vétérinaire Laval since August 2011.
Julie HébertDVM, Dipl ABVP (avian practice)Birds and exotic animals ABVPJulie HébertDVM, Dipl ABVP (avian practice)Birds and exotic animals ABVP
Julie Hébert received her DVM from Université de Montréal in 2000. She spent 10 years working in private practice treating exclusively birds and exotic animals. In 2010 and 2011 she worked as a clinician in zoological medicine at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal. During this time she received her board certification in avian practice from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
She joined the Centre Vétérinaire de Laval team in October of 2011 to launch the Birds and Exotic Animals Department. She welcomes the opportunity to practice the medicine she is passionate about while collaborating with specialists in complementary fields.
Édouard MaccoliniDVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian practice)Birds and exotic animals ABVPÉdouard MaccoliniDVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian practice)Birds and exotic animals ABVP
A graduate of the École Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon in 2009, Dr Édouard Maccolini worked in private practice for a year before completing an internship in zoological medicine at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de l'Université de Montréal in 2010-2011. Following his internship, Dr Maccolini worked as a clinical instructor for a year at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire at the exotic animal clinic and raptor center.
Dr Maccolini is pleased to be a part of the CVL birds and exotics team since August 2012.
Dr. Maccolini completed a residency program in avian practice under the supervision of Dr. Hébert from 2014 to 2017. He has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners specializing in avian practice in 2018.
Élaine MadoreDVM, IPSAV, DES, Dipl ACVSSpecialized surgeryÉlaine MadoreDVM, IPSAV, DES, Dipl ACVSSpecialized surgery
Dr. Elaine Madore graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) of the University of Montreal in 2002. She then completed a general internship (IPSAV) in 2003. She completed a specialized surgical internship in 2004 and subsequently was admitted to the FMV residency program at the University of Montreal leading her to receive her specialty diploma (DES) in 2007. Dr. Madore is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) since March 2008 and received the title of Surgeon in May 2008.
Dr. Elaine Madore has been practicing specialized surgery (orthopedics, neurosurgery and soft tissue surgery) since 2007 and she actively participates in the training of students, veterinary surgeons and future surgeons of Quebec. Dr. Madore has been teaching small animal surgery at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal since 2012. Dr. Madore joined the surgical team at Centre Vétérinaire Laval in August 2015.
Maude TouretDVM, MSc., Dipl. ACVIMOncologyMaude TouretDVM, MSc., Dipl. ACVIMOncology
After graduating from the École Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (France) in 2007, Dr. Touret pursued a Master’s degree in Clinical Science at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec) from 2007 to 2009 with a focus on the evaluation of hyperlactatemia in dogs with cancer. In 2009, she performed an internship in small animal applied veterinary science at this same institution before completing a residency in oncology from 2009 to 2012 at the University of Guelph (Ontario).
Dr. Touret is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Oncology. After teaching on clinics for a year at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec), she joined our team of specialists at Centre Vétérinaire Laval in February 2014.