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Our Veterinarian Team

Dre Lisiane Rivest, M.V.
Originally from Témiscamingue, Dre Lisiane Rivest obtained her Veterinarian Doctorate Degree in the Spring of 2009. Having been hired full time in St-Eustache following her graduation, she then joined the team of the Piedmont Veterinarian Hospital in the Fall of 2009 as a replacement. With time, Dre Rivest progressively increased her availability and now offers veterinarian services full time as the sole veterinarian owner of the clinic. Dre Rivest loves the contact with her clients and wishes to promote their education so as to better guide them with their furry pets. Her interests are medicine, soft tissue surgeries and behavioral problems. Dre Rivest is the new owner of the clinic since August 2021.

Dre Valérie Desjardins, M.V. M.V. Osteopath and veterinarian
Dre Desjardins graduated in 2005 at the Université de Montréal. She has always practiced in the Laurentians. We recognize her by her attentive listening, her empathy and capacity to forge a trusting connection with her clients. She wishes to practice proximity medicine and remain accessible. Her professional interests include cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology and geriatric medicine. She also provides first line veterinary medicine for your birds and small furry mammals. Dre Desjardins divides her time between classic and complementary medicine. Actually, she also offers specialized osteopathic care at home in the region. Acupuncture studies will also be completed by 2022. First and foremost, her goal is to provide your animal with personalized care through a global medical philosophy.

Dre Christine Drolet, M.V. 
Dr. Drolet graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in 2010. She has been practicing in the Laurentians since that time, and has just joined our team in 2023. Christine has been an animal lover since her early childhood. young age, but also medicine, which pushed him towards this career choice. His interests in the field are preventive medicine, internal medicine and dermatology. Her gentleness and great listening skills make her an excellent addition to the team. She has 3 cats and 2 dogs with whom she enjoys hiking in the forest. In the summer, she can be found on the racing tracks of Quebec, Ontario and the United States because she is passionate about  motor racing on circuit.

Dre Marianne Girard, M.V. 
Dr. Girard graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal in 2004 and first worked in an emergency center in Quebec. She then enriched her knowledge and experiences by living in Italy for 6 years, learning to speak Italian and obtaining her license to practice veterinary medicine there. It is there that her 2 boys were born, but has now returned to Quebec since 2015. Originally from Mont-Tremblant, she settled in the Laurentians with her family and has now worked at the Piedmont veterinary clinic since November 2023. His field interests are preventive medicine and internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, simple eye surgeries, and simple and complex dentistry. Dr. Girard loves her little patients and likes to pass on her knowledge to their owners to promote prevention and help them care for their animals.


Kim Administration and Animal Health Technician                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A 1994 graduate of Lionel-Groulx College, Kim joined the team at the St-Eustache Deux-Montagnes Veterinairy Hospital as an animal health technician. Her many years with this hospital led her to occupy the position of administrative assistant and eventually become manager of this hospital. It was in November 2022 that Kim decided to take on new challenges and join the team at Piedmont Veterinary Clinic. She has a great interest in customer service and administrative tasks. The profession has no longer secrets for her!                            

Carolane Animal Health Technician
Promoted as an Animal Health Technician in the Spring of 2021, Carolane joined the Piedmont team with great enthusiasm and desire to learn. She rapidly demonstrated her great potential and great ease to do her work impeccably. Despite her young experience, she holds the keys to becoming an outstanding technician: great listener, efficient, very pragmatic and great sensitivity to help our furry friends. She is particularly attracted to surgery, dentistry and medicine for exotics. She also maintains her passion for animal welfare on a daily basis at home with her 2 beautiful border Collies: Jedi & Chewie!

Suzanne Animal Health Technician
Graduate since 2005 from Collège Lionel-Groulx, Suzanne started to practice her profession as technician at the St-Eustache Deux-Montagne Veterinary Hospital and worked there for 12 years. Actually, it’s during this period that she crossed paths with Dre Rivest and finally joined our team in November 2021. During the course of her clinical experience, Suzanne developed a great interest for customer service and animal nutrition. She also had the opportunity to benefit from numerous training and programs regarding weight loss. Her experience and her natural ease allowed her to rapidly take her place in the team. She also has a great passion for pastry baking and loves her 2 cats Captain Marvelle and Clementine!

Kasey Animal Health Technician                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A graduate of Vanier College since 2018, Kasey is our newest recruit to the team. Endowed with great gentleness and unprecedented curiosity, she always knew she wanted to work with animals. In addition to working with dogs at Complexe Canin PsychoPattes, Kasey has all the skills to assist the team at the clinic. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and also enjoys reading a good book. Here she is with her faithful companion!


Marie-Pier Animal Health Technician                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2018 graduate of Lionel-Groulx College, Marie-Pier began her career at the Septilienne clinic in Sept-Îles and then worked at the Accès Vet veterinary hospital in Blainville for a few years in the orthopedics department. She joined the team very recently, in 2023. She loves various surgeries and radiology. In her free time, you will find her hiking, spending time with her friends or enjoying the outdoors with her dogs!



Justine Assistant Technician
Welcomed to the team in 2020, Justine is very versatile. Firstly, as an Assistant Technician, she provides assistance to the Veterinarian in consultation and she also offers her help to the other Animal Technicians who might be overloaded. She is also responsible for administrative tasks and the management of the laboratory. Moreover, her past experience in a laboratory, clearly helped to easily familiarize herself with our machines and to ensure the quality of our clinical tests. She is generous with her time and her professional advice which proves that she is concerned for your furry pet as well as yours. She spends her free time at the barn with her horse!

Olivia Assitant Technician

Olivia joined the team in April 2022 as an animal attendant. Passionate for the arts of stage, she worked for the Théâtre Le Patriote during 5 years. Following the pandemic, she decided to reconnect with her first passions: the animals! Thanks to her studies in animal care, Olivia has the theories to take well care of your furry pets. Futhermore, with her outstanding attention to detail, she is the perfect addition to help us in all the related tasks to veterinary medicine. You will certainly notice her at the front desk as she is filled with a bubbly energy which adds sparkle to the team. Outside of work, you may see her on a campsite, skiing or at the dog park with her beautiful Laska!  

Suzanne Receptionist
Following a great career of 39 years at the Montreal Airports, Suzanne joins our team. As a student, Suzanne had worked at a veterinary clinic and loved it! Being so passionate about animals, she always said that one day she would retry the experience. Her sister, who is a Veterinarian and who used to work with Dre. Rivest mentions in April 2015 that there would probably be a place for her at the Piedmont clinic. Active and an outdoor enthusiast, it is important for Suzanne to make time to train, to cross-country ski and to snowshoe with her adorable Cody. Tired of dealing with trafic every day, she wanted to reduce her travel time by working in the region, near her play area! Since then, Suzanne has definitely been an asset to the team. She is interested and dedicated to all her loved ones, her colleagues, clients and patients! 

Brigitte Animal Attendant

Brigitte is our little backstage busy bee! Rarely at the frontdesk, she is always somewhere taking care of a hospitalized animal or making sure no one is missing anything. Through her training in domestic animal care, in dog training and having an attestation from the MAPAQ, she is definitely an asset for the entire team. Having joined us in 2020 she does not regret working and being so close to her home. Dedicated to the wellbeing of our patients, she shows patience and great respect for the animals by methodically ensuring their well-being and comfort. She loves animals, nature and reading. If she is not working with us, she is probably gardening or walking with her beautiful dog Maëva! 

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