The team is now composed of almost 40 veterinarians, with about half of them being veterinary specialists for dogs and cats, and a quarter of them having practiced or trained in North America or England. Nearby Paris, the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis offers 24-hour patient care for your dog, cat or exotic animal and a support staff of experienced and devoted veterinary technicians. Our veterinary specialists combine their collective knowledge and skill in the treatment of complex and multifaceted cases. We believe this teamwork among our colleagues and your family veterinarian promotes the best possible care.
The Internal Medicine Service at the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis.
The medicine service is led by Dr. Hernandez (European and American College of Internal Medicine) and composed of a team of 6 veterinarians to help diagnose and treat medical diseases of your dogs and cats. Rounds are held each morning and evening with all persons involved in the care (managers, residents, interns , specialized veterinary assistant) allowing for constant monitoring each animal. These rounds are an opportunity for collective reflection on complex cases. The service of internal medicine diagnoses and treat diseases including, but not limited to: diseases of the endocrine system (Addison, diabetes mellitus, Cushings), diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (vomiting, diarrhea, regurgitation, chronic gastritis, megaesophagus, esophageal foreign body, esophageal stricture , etc), diseases of the urogenital system (urinary incontinence, dysuria, hematuria, renal insufficiency, ectopic ureters, urinary calculi, urethral or bladder tumors, urethral stenting , etc), diseases of the respiratory system (cough, dyspnea, sneezing, nasal discharge, pneumonia, rhinitis, laryngeal paralysis, tracheal collapse, tracheal stenting , etc), hematologic diseases and immune disease (fever of unknown origin, anemia, polyarthritis, diseases of the bone marrow, etc), liver disease (jaundice, hepatitis, portosytemic shunt, cholangitis), pancreatic diseases, diseases of the lymphatic and cardiovascular system, infectious diseases and neoplasia (lymphoma , carcinoma, fibrosarcoma, etc).
The Surgery Services at the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis
The Veterinary Hospital of Fregis has not only a significant technical platform dedicated to soft tissue surgery, orthopedics and trauma of the dog and cat, but also neurosurgery, oncologic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Use of advanced techniques for postoperative pain control for your dog or cat is an important focus of the service.
The soft tissue surgery service is led by two specialists in surgery, Dr Poncet and Dr Ragetly who are Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Surgery. Dr Poncet is very well-known for advanced soft tissue procedures including, but not limited to, thoracoscopic or laparoscopic procedures as well as brachycephalic surgeries.
Soft tissue surgeries include :
Gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeries (foreign body extraction, biopsies, gastric dilatation volvulus , prophylactic laparoscopic gastropexy, thyroid, adrenal gland and pancreatic surgeries), liver surgery including portosystemic shunt correction,)
Thoracic surgery (lung lobectomy -including under thoracoscopy, exploratory thoracoscopy, chylothorax treatment, pyothorax, tracheal surgery)
Cardiac surgery (patent ductus arteriosus, persistent right aortic arch, pericardectomy - including under coelioscopy)
Surgery of the urogenital system (kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra, male and female reproductive systems including stenting, ectopic ureter, urinary tumors)
Surgery of the face and neck (including brachycephalic syndrome, laryngeal paralysis, laryngeal collapse)
Surgery of the skin including reconstructive surgery
The orthopedic surgery service is led by Dr Ragetly who is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. The service focuses on all types of orthopedic trauma (fractures, luxations) and neurologic trauma (fractures and prolapsed intervertebral discs). In addition to surgery, the service also performs diagnostic
evaluations of surgical candidates. One of the more common orthopedic problems in small animals is a rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in the knee, which is the numberone cause of hind-limb lameness in the dog. Other conditions include hip dysplasia or elbow diseases. Arthroscopy is usually recommended for most joint diseases. Additional procedures are offered for a variety of problems, including correction of angular limb deformities, congenital defects (elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation) and any number of other general orthopedic issues. The orthopedic service also does consults on request for other services, generally for lameness evaluation.
The Neurology Service at the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis
Consultations are provided by Dr Cauzinille (Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Neurology) and Dr Ricco. The goal of the service is to help diagnose and treat neurological diseases of your dog or cat, which may require additional diagnostic tests such as collection of the cerebrospinal fluid, electrodiagnostic study, myeloscan, CT scan, or MRI, which require equipment and technical personnel that are not always available in other veterinary clinics. Surgical diseases are treated on site in one of the surgery suites.
The neurology service diagnoses and treats diseases of dogs and cats including, but not limited to, all motor problems (non orthopedic lameness, paresis, paralysis including all forms of intervertebral disk disease in the dog), diffuse pain or stiffness reminiscent of a meningitis syndrome, seizures and other brain disorders, balance disorders and cranial nerves anomalies as well as neuromuscular disorders.
The Dermatology, Allergology and Otology Service at the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis
Consultations are performed by Dr. Heripret and Dr. Darmon who are Diplomates of the
European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Often your veterinarian will recommend the dermatologic consultation for your dog or cat either because the diagnosis is difficult, the prescribed treatment is ineffective, or the disease recurs despite appropriate care. They may also need to confirm the diagnosis for more complex diseases.
The Physiology Service at the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis.
The service, led by Dr. Burdisso, has a significant technical physiotherapy platform to assure rehabilitation of your dog and even your cat. It provides for the animals the benefits of the same classic and newest techniques used in human functional rehabilitation including, but not limited to, hydrotherapy (for dogs AND cats), laser therapy or electrostimulation.
The Cardiology Department at the Centre Hospitalier Veterinary Fregis.
The service, led by Dr Corlouer, focuses on heart diseases of dogs and cats that are more often affecting adult pets. However it also helps diagnose diseases of puppies or kittens as well as secondary cardiac effects of other diseases (thyroid disease or certain cancers). They also aid in evaluating the heart status of the patient prior to anesthesia.
The Imaging Service at the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis
The service is led by Dr. Gomes who is Diplomate from the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. The imaging service provides help for inpatients along with outpatients who are directly referred by your veterinarian for a specific exam (ultrasound, CT scanner, MRI). The Veterinary Hospital of Fregis has a large technical platform dedicated to diagnosis of diseases of the dogs, cats and exotic animals.
The Ophthalmology Service Veterinary Hospital Fregis.
The service is led by Dr. Payen who is Diplomate from the European College of Veterinary Ophtalmology.. An ophthalmology consultation is intended to help our fellow referents in diagnosis and management of ocular diseases of dogs and cats. The service is led by Dr Payen, who also performs all ocular surgeries for your pets.
The Exotic Medicine Service at the Veterinary Hospital of Fregis
The service is led by Dr Minh and focuses on diseases of rabbits, rodents (including but not limited to mice, rats, squirrels, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters) as well as birds, reptiles and other more exotic animals. Dr Minh was formed in England and moved to France to become the first european specialists of exotic animals in France.
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