Veterinarians

Dr. Laure Cosimano DMV, president of MONVET Veterinary Group Inc.

Dr. Cosimano is the founder of MONVET Veterinary Group Inc.

She started her career as a veterinarian by creating an ambulatory veterinary service for companion animals right after she completed her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in 1995.

In 1998, her brother, Dr. Michel Cosimano DMV partnered with her and, with the help of their father and her significant other, made the business grow. In time, the ambulatory service ceased to exist and, after Clinique vétérinaire de l'Est's brief existence, Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est came to life in 1998.

In 2005, brother and sister acquired parts in Clinique Vétérinaire À Mon Chat and then became its' sole owners in 2006.

After they partnered with Dr. Catherine Lavoie DMV in 2012, Hôpital Vétérinaire du Richelieu Inc. was created and after becoming partners with Dr. Émilie Piché-Rondeau DMV in 2014, they transformed Clinique Vétérinaire À Mon Chat into À Mon Chat, À Mon Chien, Hôpital Vétérinaire Inc. Finally, in 2017, the three establishments advertised their association by becoming members of MONVET Veterinary Group Inc.

That same year, in september, brother and sister partnered once again this time with majority shareholder Dr. Lili Bergeron, DMV, IPSAV, and with minority shareholders Drs. Piché-Rondeau and Catherine Lavoie. Together, they bought the Clinique Vétérinaire Bertomeu Inc. The clinic's name was thereafter changed to Clinique Vétérinaire Au Pied du Mont Inc., making it the fourth veterinary establishment to be part of MONVET Veterinary Group Inc.

When she's not busy managing the company, Dr. Cosimano performs companion animal surgeries at Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est Inc.

At home, she has several animals including an Italian Greyhound breed dog named Houdini, a Great Dane breed dog named Leila, a siamese cat named Rose, two abyssinian cats named Amen and Bulle, a Canadian Quarter Horse, a poney named Cannelle and many chickens.

Dr. Michel Cosimano DMV, vice-president of MONVET Veterinary Group Inc.

Dr. Cosimano received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in 1998. He immediately came to lend a hand to his sister, Dr. Laure Cosimano, m.v. and, with the help for their father and his brother-in-law, made the company grow.

They started by transforming Clinique Vétérinaire de l'Est into Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est that year and, in 2005, acquired shares in Clinique Vétérinaire À Mon Chat. They then became its sole owners in 2006.

In 2012, they partnered with Dr. Catherine Lavoie DMV and created Hôpital Vétérinaire du Richelieu Inc. Two years later, they partnered once again but this time with Dr. Émilie Piché-Rondeau DMV and converted Clinique Vétérinaire À Mon Chat into À Mon Chat, À Mon Chien, Hôpital Vétérinaire Inc. In the spring of 2017, they officialized the grouping of the three establishments and named it MONVET Veterinary Group Inc.

A few months later, in september, Drs. Cosimano united again, but this time with Dr. Lili Bergeron, DMV, IPSAV (majority shareholder) and with Drs. Piché-Rondeau and Catherine Lavoie (minority shareholders). Together they bought Clinique Vétérinaire Bertomeu Inc., thus adding a new member to MONVET Veterinary Group Inc., and renamed it Clinique Vétérinaire Au Pied du Mont Inc.

Dr. Cosimano mainly pratices companion and exotic animal general medicine at Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est Inc. After getting additional training in ultrasound, Dr. Cosimano became our go-to person to execute abdominal and cardiac ultrasound exams. He is also very much interested in technology and is responsible for acquiring our highly sophisticated equipment.

His unique furry life companion is a Royal poodle dog named Charli. 

Dr. Keena Pedneault DMV, AVSI in companion animal medicine

After getting her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in 2011, Dr. Pedneault completed an Internship in Applied Veterinary Sciences (AVSI) in companion animal medicine in 2012 at the same institution.

During her studies, she went to Perou, Ecuador, Thailand and Cambodia to help with rescuing and rehabilitating animals.

After her intership, she joined the team of Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est Inc. where she has been practicing companion animal medicine and general surgery since. What Dr. Pedneault likes most to do in the clinic is emergency medicine, surgery and giving care to animals that are hospitalized.

Her four-legged friend is a Boxer breed dog named Lenny.

 

Dr. Laurence Saine DMV

Dr Saine has been praticing her profession at Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est Inc. since she has obtained her diploma from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in 2016. She is particularly interested in dentistry, behavioural medicine and surgery.

During the winter of 2017, Dr Saine was certified « PennHip », which is a radiographic method recognized worldwide as being the radiographic method of choice for hip dysplasia diagnosis in dogs.

Until very recently, Dr Saine had her old German Sheppard dog Kiko to keep her company until he passed away at the venerable age of 14 years!

Dre Sandra Botelho, DMV

Before obtaining her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Montreal in 2020, Dr. Botelho completed a major in biological sciences. She joined the Hôpital Vétérinaire de L’est team in the spring of 2020. She is particularly fond of geriatric patients, internal medicine, preventive care and soft tissue surgery. She obtained her PennHIP certification in October 2022.

Dr. Botelho lives with a toothless Chihuahua named Marcel and an amputated Pekingese named Bruno, both HVE Foundation rescues.

Dr Marc-André D. Gareau, BSc, MSc, DMV

Before completing his studies in veterinary medicine in 2021, Dr. Gareau completed a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science, then a Master's degree in Neurological Science at the Center for Advanced Studies in Sleep Medicine in Montreal.

In June 2021, Dr Gareau began his career for the MonVET Group at Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est, where he had done his internships in veterinary medicine.
What interests Dr. Gareau the most in his work is surgery and ultrasound.

Having mainly dogs in his childhood, he now takes care of 3 cats, a Main Coon breed named Fannie and 2 other Ragdoll breeds, named Joséphine and Bernadette.

DRE Ariane Lalonde-Larue, DMV, MSc

Having multiple interests and being passionate about several fields, Dr. Lalonde-Larue completed a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, then began a Doctorate in Molecular Biology before completing her studies in Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She also concurrently completed a Master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences.

Dr. Lalonde-Larue started her career for the MonVET Group at the Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est. She has a particular interest in internal medicine, surgery and pathology.

She lives with 3 cats, a Maine Coon called Fannie, and 2 Ragdoll named Joséphine and Bernadette.

Dre Marie-Maude Leblanc DMV

Dr. Leblanc completed her Doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2022 at the University of Montreal. She joined the Hôpital Vétérinaire de l’Est tem, as soon as she was out of university. She practices general pet medicine and general surgery, but has a particular interest in surgery and dentistry.

Dr. Leblanc lives with her 2 cats, a Munchkin named Jack and a domestic cat named Siti.

Dre Camilia Assabir DMV

Dr. Isabelle Lacombe DMV, AVSI in equine medicine

It's in 1997 that Dr. Lacombe graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal. Thereafter, she completed an Internship in Applied Veterinary Sciences (AVSI) in equine medicine in 1998 at the same institution.

After a year of mixed practice with companion animals and horses, Dr. Lacombe continued to practice with companion animals only.

In 2005, she began to work at Clinique Vétérinaire À Mon Chat and at Hôpital Vétérinaire de l'Est and, later in 2012, also at Hôpital Vétérinaire du Richelieu Inc.

In november of 2014, she temporarily left her job to accept the position of interim coordinator of the professional supervision service at the Quebec Veterinary Medical Association. Since her return in 2015, she is in charge of medical and administrative affairs of the MONVET Veterinary Group Inc.

When she works « on the floor », Dre Lacombe is interested particularly in internal medicine. Her companion in life is a Siamese cat named Dale. 

Dr. Hugo Babin Leblanc DMV, AVSI in companion animal medicine

Before getting his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from University of Montreal in 2018, Dr. Babin Leblanc studied physiotherapy for a year. From 2018 to 2019, he completed a companion animal medicine Internship in Applied Veterinary Sciences (AVSI) at Centre vétérinaire Laval (CVL).

In June 2019, Groupe vétérinaire Monvet inc. hired him to work at Hôpital vétérinaire de l'Est inc. Among all the areas of his profession, what Dr. Babin Leblanc likes most is surgery, ophtalmology and neurology.

He lives with Ginger, a Jack Russel dog.

Dre Sarah Bosisio DMV

Dre Julie Pujol, DMV, DÉS (médecine zoologique)

Dr. Gianfranco Valent, DMV

Dr Valent studied veterinary medicine at École nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort in France where he graduated in 1980.

He works for Groupe vétérinaire Monvet inc., more precisely at Hôpital vétérinaire de l'Est inc. and at À Mon Chat, À Mon Chien, Hôpital vétérinaire inc., since July 2017. The reason he came to live in the Montreal area was to join his family.

Dr. Valent pratices small animal medicine and general surgery in the two facilities.

Dre Magali Decôme DMV, DACVIM Spécialiste en Médecine interne