In addition to their initial training as general veterinarians, the veterinarians at the Saint-Paul clinic regularly update and enhance their skills. Dr. Cartiaux and Dr. Salas hold a certificate of advanced studies in internal medicine. Dr. Flachaire has completed the modular training program in feline medicine.
Just like in humans, medical consultations cover various types of diseases:
- Viral and bacterial pathologies
- ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) – Pulmonology
Soft tissue surgeries such as sterilizations, digestive surgery, urinary surgery, reproductive system surgery, obstetrics, and skin and subcutaneous surgery are handled by Drs. Cartiaux and Flachaire.
Orthopedic surgery is managed by our specialized collaborators, Drs. Znaty and Lebreton.
For each procedure, the surgeon is assisted by a Veterinary Support Staff (ASV), and the safety of the anesthesia is monitored.
Anesthesia protocols are tailored to the breed and health conditions of the patient.
Pain management is an integral part of the per and postoperative protocol and ensures the patient’s comfort and the quality of the healing process.
The clinic is a member of the Cap Douleur network.
Every stage of your pet’s life has its specificities, and we are here to guide you through them. Here are the important points to which we pay special attention and will discuss with you:
- Screening for congenital pathologies
- Education – Psychology of the young – animal’s needs
- Electronic identification
- Vaccination protocol adapted to lifestyle
- Parasite management
- Bone growth and dental changes
- Education – behavior – socialization
- Prevention of parasitic diseases and zoonoses
- Reproduction control
- Annual health check-up – screening for anomalies
- Vaccine boosters adapted to age and lifestyle
- Travel formalities
- Behavior – sociability
- Prevention of parasitic diseases and zoonoses
- Blood screenings
- Screening and monitoring of cardiac pathologies
- Screening and monitoring of renal pathologies
- Relief from arthritic pain
- Prevention of cataracts
- Treatment for cerebral senescence
- Psychology of the aged animal
Priority is given to calming the hospitalized animal: no direct line of sight with others, cozy comfort, anti-stress pheromones, music.
Each patient is handled gently, with strokes and soothing words.
The veterinarian re-evaluates the condition of each patient daily, prescribes specific treatments, and any additional examinations that may be needed.
The Veterinary Support Staff takes care of hygiene, patient feeding, monitoring of IV drips, administers medication, and assists the veterinarian during examinations and treatments.
Visits take place in the afternoon.
Maintaining the bond between the animal and its family is important. We encourage visits that allow the owner to see how their companion is settled in, and which have a significant positive impact on the animal’s morale.
We have a FUJI digital development radiography machine.
Radiography is a complementary examination that is most often performed without sedation and with immediate results, particularly used in trauma cases, bone and joint pathologies, cardiology, and pulmonology.
The radiographic images of your pet will be stored in their computerized medical file and will be sent to you by email.
The regulatory controls of our radiology installation in terms of radiation protection are entrusted to the company Doséo.
Performed most often without sedation but with a gentle and reassuring positioning of the patient, ultrasound is the most commonly used imaging examination in gastroenterology, hepatology, uro-nephrology, reproductive pathology, and screening for abdominal tumors.
It is also the screening and monitoring examination of choice for cardiac pathologies.
- Medical abdominal ultrasounds
- Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirations
- Ultrasound-guided cystocenteses
- Pregnancy diagnostic ultrasounds
- Cardiac ultrasounds
Our IDEXX and FUJI laboratory automates allow us to deliver blood test results within minutes. This is particularly valuable for making quick care decisions in emergencies and for the daily monitoring of our hospitalized patients:
- Electrolyte panel
- Immuno-chromatographic tests
Our Leica microscope is a valuable ally in our diagnostic consultations:
- Urinary sediment examination
- Dermatological cytology
Advice & Nutrition
Have a question? A concern with your pet?
Our Veterinary Support Staff welcome you for:
- Medical advice
- Behavioral advice
- Products for oral, ophthalmological, or otological hygiene
- Dispensing of medication (for our patients only, in accordance with legislation)
- Advice on choosing a therapeutic or physiological diet suitable for the age and health of your pet
- Advice on choosing anti-parasitics suitable for the breed, lifestyle, and any travel your pet may undertake.
Nail trims for cats and anal gland expressions for dogs are complimentary for our patients.