AMVQ

Association des médecins vétérinaires du Québec (AMVQ)

Canada | Full Member

President:
Dr Valérie Trudel, M.V.

Email: vetscribe@videotron.ca

WSAVA Representative:
Dr. Michel Pepin

Email: amvq@amvq.qc.ca
Email: secretariat@amvq.qc.ca

Members: 850

Address:
199, boul. Sainte-Rose,
Laval, Quebec
Canada H7L 1L5

Tel. 450 963 1812
Fax. 450 963 1952
E-mail: secretariat@amvq.qc.ca
Website: www.amvq.qc.ca

AMVQ Overview

In 1959, following the growing trend of the caring of small animals, the first official veterinary association in Quebec was started and named: L’Académie de médecine vétérinaire de Montréal. Very early on, the association recognized the importance of offering quality conferences to its members.

In the 70’s the association was recognized by the Provincial Order of Veterinarians and this was followed by a grouping of other veterinarian associations established throughout the province. In 1979 the name was changed to: L’Académie de médecine vétérinaire du Québec, to honor this transition.

The association had its first official head office and secretary in 1998. It is only in 2009 that the association was renamed: L’Association des médecins vétérinaires du Québec en pratique des petits animaux. 

A message from the Quebec Association of Veterinarians in Small Animal Practice

AMVQ Annual Member Report to WSAVA for 2016

2016 List of Activities

Every year, the AMVQ creates many diverse activities for its members and for the population in general, all in order to improve the standards in veterinary medicine and to promote the importance of the relationship between humans and their animals, and the place veterinarians have in this relationship.
 
Convention The AMVQ organizes the largest convention in the small animal veterinary medicine field in Canada. With more than 900 participants, which includes over 400 AHT, we offer an important variety of scientific and management conferences and symposiums. The AMVQ convention is recognized for the variety of its scientific program and the many social activities.
 

  • Date : April 22-23 & 24 2016, Palais des congrès de Montréal Subject : 27th annual convention Speakers :  Dre Kate Alexander, Dre Julie Beaubien, Dr Guy Beauregard, Dr Christian Bédard, Dr Romain Béraud, Dr Marie-Claude Blais, Dr Cynthia Charlier, Patrick Carrier, François Charron, Dr Marc-André D’Anjou, Dr Jérôme D’Astous, Dr Louis-Philippe De Lorimier, Dr Douglas J. Deboer, Dr Joel Dehasse, Dr Mouhamadou Diaw, Christian Dumont, Dre Mrilyn Dunn, Dr Mark E. Epstein, Dre Avril Hamel-Joliette, Dre Debra F. Horwitz, Dr Louis Huneault, Dre Stéphanie Keroack, Chantal Lacasse, Dre Amélie Leclerc, Dre Mylène-Kim Leclerc, Dre Roseline Lorrain, Dre Élaine Madore, Dr Franck J. Olliver, Dr Romain Pariault, Dr Jérôme Planté, Dre Lara Rose, Dre Valérie Sauvé, Nathalie Simard, Dre Kelly Saint-Denis, Dr Joerg M. SteinerDr Olivier Toulza, Dr Geoffrey Truchetti
  • Colloquiums Four scientific colloquia took place during the year, all organized by the AMVQ, each with an average of 250 participants. All our colloquiums are webcasted. The AMVQ was the first association in Quebec to introduce this technology, and with each activity, we push further the use of that technology.
  • Date: February 21st, 2016 Subject: Geriatric diseases Speakers: Dr Marc-André D’Anjou, Dr Louis Huneault, Dr Hugues Lacoste, Dre Catherine Lapointe
  • Date: March 20th, 2016 Subject: Chronic diseases Speakers: Dre Marie-Claude Bélanger, Dre Manon L’écuyer, Dre Rose Lara, Dre Mylène Taillefer
  • Date: September 18th, 2016 Subject: Intern medicine/anesthesiology/theriogenology Speaker: Dr Mouhamadou Diaw, Dre Marilyn Dunn, Jean-Jacques Kona-Boun
  • Date: November 13rd, 2016 Subject: Dermatology Speakers: Dre Caroline De Jaham, Dre Nadia Pagé, Dr Pascal Prélaud
  • Webtelevision The AMVQ was a leader in 2015 and presented the first webtv series created by veterinarians for veterinarians. The show was presenting guests debating over hot topics in the veterinary world. In 2016, four episodes were produced. Here are the topics that have been covered in 2016 : Detection and management of aggressivity in the dog population - AHT in Quebec - Social media - Veterinary Specialists
  • Quebec Spay Week Since 2012, we used to organize Quebec Spay Day, which veterinarians all over Quebec are invited to take actions to promote the benefits of sterilization on dogs and cats. In 2016, AMVQ have decided to transform this sterilization day in a sterilization week. This event was held on the last week of February. For this event, the AMVQ conducted an important survey concerning the identification of cats in Quebec, a major press conference was led by our President to present the results. Journalists from all the major stations were there to witness the presentation of the results and the information was broadcast to the population. It gave a great visibility to the cause and to the importance of sterilization.
  • Well-being Program Seven years ago, the AMVQ was a leader by creating a program to help veterinarians who struggle with exhaustion. To this day, we still offer a free consultation with a psychiatrist specialized in the veterinary field. With over 80 consultations to date, which represents more than one a month, the AMVQ is proud to help with this problem in the profession. 
  • Magazine The AMVQ produces 5 editions of its magazine called “Le Rapporteur” and 8 editions of its e-magazine “Le fureteur” every year.
  • Panthéon Québécois des animaux The AMVQ recognizes, every year, three animals who made a very special difference in their owners’ lives. This project shows the importance of the relationship between an animal and its owner, and values the role of the veterinarians to preserve the health of the animals.
  • Date : March 20th, 2016
  • Activities in 2017
  • Date : February 12nd, 2016, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval Subject : Internal medicine and Critical Care Medicine Speakers : Dre Kate Alexander, Dre Marie-Claude Blais, Dre Valérie Sauvé
  • Date : February 26th to Marc 4th 2017 Subject : Quebec Spay Week 
  • Date : March 12nd, 2017, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval Subject : Osteoarthritis Speakers : Dr Jacques Dupuis, Dr Mathieu Gatineau, Dre Elaine Madore
  • Date : April  21-22-23 2017, Palais des congrès de Montréal Subject : 28th annual convention Speakers : See the convention schedule for all the details.
  • Date : September 17th 2017, Hôtel Plaza - Québec Subject : Internal Medicine Speakers : Dr. Julie Gadbois, Dr. Amélie Leclerc, Dr. Mathieu Ouellet
  • Date : October 15th 2017, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval Subject : Stress management Speakers : Dr. Gérard Ouimet
  • Date : November 12nd, 2017, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval Subject : Dermatology Speakers : Dr. Sophie Gilbert, Dr. Manon Paradis, Dr. Frédéric Sauvé

 

2016 Highlights

Convention Our last convention took place April 22, 23 & 24, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Over 900 participants took part in this event. We presented the largest convention in the small animal field. 
 
Webtelevision “Tous les vétérinaires en causent” The number of episodes for this webtv created by veterinarians for veterinarians have doubled in 2016. Close to 800 veterinarians have assisted to this informative tv shows. AMVQ innovate the way veterinarians got their continuing education in Quebec.
 
Semaine nationale de la stérilisation animale au Québec In 2016, due to the success of the past events, AMVQ make it a week instead of a day. It is now Quebec Spay Week.
 
Awareness campaign The AMVQ launched a huge awareness campaign on the animal well-being and the role of the veterinarian in order to improve it. 
 
Information campaign The AMVQ launched a public information campaign on the importance of the bacterial culture.

 

AMVQ Annual Member Report to WSAVA for 2015

 

Annual List of Acitivities

Every year, the AMVQ creates many diverse activities for its members and for the population in general, all in order to improve the standards in veterinary medicine and to promote the importance of the relationship between humans and their animals, and the place veterinarians have in this relationship.

 

Convention

The AMVQ organizes the largest convention in the small animal veterinary medicine field in Canada. With more than 900 participants, which includes over 300 AHT, we offer an important variety of scientific and management conferences and symposiums. The AMVQ convention is recognized for the variety of its scientific program and the many social activities.

 

Date : April 17-18 &-19 2015, Palais des congrès de Montréal

Subject : 26th annual convention

Speakers : 

Dre Kate Alexander, Dre Audrey Amoroso, Dr Jérôme Auger,

 

Dr Guy Beauregard, Dr Christian Bédard, Dre Marie-Claude Bélanger, 

Dr Pierre Clerfond, Dr Étienne Côté, Dr Marc-André d'Anjou, Dr Jérôme D'Astous, Dre Caroline de Jaham, Dre Isabelle Demontigny-Bédard, 

Dre Marion Desmarchelier, Dr Mouhamadou Diaw, Dre Marilyn Dunn, 

Dr Matthieu Gatineau, Dr Martin Godbout, Dre Stéphanie Keroack, Dr Jean-Jacques Kona-Boun, Dr Hugues Lacoste, Dre Catherine Lapointe, Dre Amélie Leclerc, Dr Jonathan Lichtenberger, Dr Mathieu Ouellet, Dre Dominique Paquette, Dre Chantale Pinard, Dr Jérôme Planté, Dr Alexandre Proulx,

Dre Lara Rose, Dre Annie Ross, Dre Valérie Sauvé, Dr Geoffrey Truchetti,

Dre Deborah S. Greco, Dre Lesley G. King, Dr Christopher L. Mariani, 

Dr Stanley L. Marks, Dre Lisa Radosta, Dr Anthony Yu, Dr Claude Béata, 

Dr Yannick Bongrand, Mme Nathalie Simars, M. Raymond-Louis Laquerre,

Mme Nathalie Grondin, M. Mario Loubier, Dr Jacques Dupuis, Dre Manon L'Écuyer, Dre Elizabeth O'Brien.

 

Colloquiums

Four scientific and one management colloquium took place during the year, all organized by the AMVQ, each with an average of 250 participants. All our colloquiums are webcasted. The AMVQ was the first association in Quebec to introduce this technology, and with each activity, we push further the use of that technology.

 

Date: February 15, 2015

Subject: Heart and respiratory diseases/thorax imaging

Speakers: Dre Kate Alexander, Dre Marie-Claude Bélanger, Dre Marilyn Dunn

 

Date: September 20, 2015

Subject: Feline diseases

Speakers: Dr. Jérôme D’Astous, Dre Julie Gadbois, Dre Catherine Lapointe

 

Date: October 18, 2015

Subject: Sales

Speaker: Mr. Mario Loubier

 

Date: November 15, 2015

Subject: Dermatology

Speakers: Dr. Éric Guaguère, Dr. Manon Paradis

 

Webtelevision

The AMVQ was a leader in 2015 and presented the first webtv series created by veterinarians for veterinarians. Filmed in a major tv station, with a well-known Quebec host to present the shows, guests were invited to debate over hot topics in the veterinary world.

The whole show was entirely created and produced by the AMVQ, and this first edition was a complete success. We plan on producing 4 new shows in 2016.

Dates : April 1 & 8 2015

 

Journée nationale de la stérilisation animale au Québec

On February 24, the AMVQ planned the 3rd edition of its “Journée nationale de la stérilisation animale au Québec”. Veterinarians all over Quebec took part of this event in their own way. For this event, the AMVQ conducted an important survey concerning the identification of cats in Quebec, a major press conference was led by our President to present the results. Journalists from all the major stations were there to witness the presentation of the results and the information was broadcasted to the population. It gave a great visibility to the cause and to the importance of sterilization.

 

Well-being program

Six years ago, the AMVQ was a leader by creating a program to help veterinarians who struggle with exhaustion. To this day, we still offer a free consultation with a psychiatrist specialized in the veterinary field. With over 75 consultations to date, which represents more than one a month, the AMVQ is proud to help with this problem in the profession. 

 

Magazine

The AMVQ produces 5 editions of its magazine called “Le Rapporteur” and 8 editions of its e-magazine “Le fureteur” every year.

 

Panthéon Québécois des animaux

The AMVQ recognizes, every year, three animals who made a very special difference in their owners lives. This project shows the importance of the relationship between an animal and its owner, and values the role of the veterinarians to preserve the health of the animals.

 

Date: February 15, 2015

 

Highlights

Convention

Our last convention took place April 17, 18 & 19 2015, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Over 900 participants took part in this event. We presented the largest convention in the small animal field. Since the creation of a partnership between the AMVQ and the AFVAC, we created the first edition of the “Journée vétérinaire Franco-Québécoise”, which proved to be very successful.

 

Webtelevision “Tous les vétérinaires en causent”

On a Wednesday, in April, at 8 pm, the AMVQ was able to manage to have close to 400 veterinarians in front of their screen for the presentation of its first show. This well talk-about show changed the way veterinarians got their continuing education in Quebec.

 

Journée nationale de la stérilisation animale au Québec

In 2016, due to the success of this event, we will make it a week instead of a day. It is then going to be la “Semaine nationale de la stérilisation animale au Québec”.

 

Activities in 2017

 

Date: February 12 2017, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval

Subject: Colloquium - Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine (French lectures)

Speakers: Drs Kate Alexander, Marie-Claude Blais et Valérie Sauvé

 

Date: March 12 2017, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval

Subject: Colloquium - Osteoarthritis (French lectures)

Speakers: Drs Jacques Dupuis, Matthieu Gatineau et Élaine Madore

 

Date: April  21-23 2017, Palais des congrès de Montréal

Subject: 28th Annual Convention (French and English lectures)

28th Annual Convention Program

Speakers: Drs Jérôme Auger, Christian Bédard, Marie-Claude Bélanger, Romain Béraud, Marie-Claude Blais, Anne Chauvet, Michel Chénier, Audrey K. Cook, Marc-André d'Anjou, Jérôme D'Astous, Rebecca De Arburn-Parent, Caroline de Jaham, Isabelle Demontigny-Bédard, Marion Desmarchelier, Marie-Claude Favreau, Emmanuel Fontaine, Pascal Fontaine, Rémi Froment, Matthieu Gatineau, Tamara Grubb, Lucie Hénault, Louis Huneault, Romain Javard, Danny Joffe, Stéphanie Keroack, Gary Landsberg, Catherine Lapointe, Amélie Leclerc, Mylène-Kim Leclerc, Manon L'Écuyer, Loïc F. Legendre, Roseline Lorrain, Élaine Madore, Maxime Meunier, Lynne O'Sullivan, Manon Paradis, Hélène Perras, Chantale Pinard, Alexandre Proulx, Annie Ross, Frédéric Sauvé, Margie A. Scherk, Maude Touret, Geoffrey Truchetti et MM. Olivier Bernard, Paul Rousseau et Mme Aline Noël

 

Date: September 17 2017, Hôtel Plaza - Québec

Subject: Colloquium - Internal Medicine (French lectures)

Speakers: Drs Julie Gadbois, Amélie Leclerc et Mathieu Ouellet

 

Date: October 15 2017, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval

Subject: Colloquium - Stress Management (French lectures)

Speakers : Dr Gérard Ouimet

 

Date: November 12 2017, Centre de congrès Palace - Laval

Subject: Colloquium - Dermatology

Speakers: Drs Sophie Gilbert, Manon Paradis et Frédéric Sauvé