I have always been an animal lover. I realized my dream of becoming a veterinarian by graduating from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Université de Montréal in 1999. I work with great concern for quality and gentleness for my little patients. I practiced in veterinary establishments in the Laurentians region, then I ran my own veterinary office from 2010 to 2022.
In order to expand the care I could offer my patients, I completed trainings in veterinary osteopathy and acupuncture with the Institut de Médecine Alternative et Ostéopathie Vétérinaire (IMAOV) between 2015 and 2018. I thus discovered an approach that is both gentle and effective. I am also a founding member of AMVAC (Association des Vétérinaires en Médecine Alternative et Complémentaire) since 2017.
After more than 20 years of practice in classical veterinary medicine, I decided to devote myself solely to veterinary osteopathy and acupuncture. I offer these treatments at my home in Iles-Laval, in a room designed to optimize calm and comfort.
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
It is a complementary medicine which aims to preserve the homeostasis of the body, in other words the natural balance of the body, in order to allow it to function normally and to resist external aggressions. When all parts of a living organism are free from any restriction of physiological movement, it tends to remain functional and healthy.
HOW IT WORKS?
The practitioner detects blockages in the body at different levels (organs, bones, fascias, as well as muscle, ligament and tendon tissue) and eliminates them with various manipulations. The natural mobility thus regained allows optimal blood and lymphatic circulation to properly nourish the tissues and allow them to defend themselves. It also avoids compensatory mechanisms that may affect other parts of the body.
WHEN SHOULD WE USE OSTEOPATHY?
Since there is no perfectly balanced organism, all animals can benefit from it.
However, the most common indications are:
-locomotor disorders (osteoarthritis, lameness, herniated disc, cruciate ligament rupture, etc.)
-chronic diseases (digestive, respiratory, dermatological, allergic, urinary, endocrine, etc.)
- working and sporty animals
- post-operative follow-up
If you are looking for a complementary way to treat your dog or cat, consider osteopathy. It is a manual medicine without pain which is well accepted by animals and which allows them to improve their quality of life, particularly during locomotor problems. Osteopathy does not replace conventional medicine but works in synergy with it.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Coming from traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used for millennia to help the body regain its state of balance using a network of meridians that could be compared to small electrical circuits distributed on the surface of the body. . The veterinarian practicing acupuncture will identify one or more imbalance syndromes in his patient and select different points on these meridians to restore balance.
HOW IT WORKS?
The stimulation of precise acupuncture points allows the rebalancing of the circulation in the meridians of the body. Thus, this stimulation restores the free flow of body energy,
nervous and blood circulation. Acupuncture therefore has many physiological effects in addition to anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. It allows, among other things, to help restore the normal activity of the various organs, to activate blood, lymphatic and nervous circulation, as well as to strengthen the immune system.
WHEN SHOULD WE USE ACUPUNCTURE?
The indications for acupuncture are varied: locomotor problems, various pains, neurological, skin, allergic, endocrine and gastrointestinal problems, to name a few. It is particularly useful during herniated discs. Acupuncture can also be used in prevention to promote systemic balance and therefore the maintenance of overall health.
Acupuncture treatments have proven themselves and are now well known to the general public. You will be amazed at how well dogs and cats accept this type of treatment. Acupuncture is another way to help improve your pet's health in addition to modern veterinary medicine.
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