About Us

Clinique vétérinaire de la Montagne Noire
Over 45 years of history...

History of the clinic

Clinique Vétérinaire de la Montagne Noire is a new clinique established by four partners with the love of animals at the core of their values. Formerly known as the Bureau Vétérinaire de Ripon owned and managed by the Vennes, this modern Clinique has been inspired by the expanded need for medical services for our beloved four-legged friends in the Petite Nation region.

Bureau Vétérinare de Ripon was created and established by Dr. Venne, who came to live in Ripon after his retirement from the profession. His passion for animals was greater than him, and a small office offering basic veterinary services was started. As this small home business grew, his daughter Annie Pier Venne came to live in Ripon to assist her father in the family veterinary business.

After 10 years, both the team and the veterinary office are being expanded into the modern Clinique Vétérinaire de la Montagne Noire in Saint-André-Avellin, able to offer more professional medical services to the pets of those in the area. Dre. Gattuso and Joseph Vitantonio have joined the team as associates in the new clinic, both passionate about the wellbeing of animals.


The mission of Clinique Vétérinaire de la Montagne Noire is to provide exceptional animal health care to our clients and patients during every visit in a caring and compassionate manner.



We believe that our service towards our patients and clients be performed at the right time, for the right reasons keeping the welfare of the animal at the heart of our recommendations and decisions.


Treat all our clients and their animals with respect we expect as members of the veterinary community. We treat all of our clients and their animals as part of the family, looking for the best solutions for the medical situations presented.


We aim at always conducting ourselves in a competent and knowledgeable manner in treating our patients and addressing our clients.


We believe in honest service to our community of clients and their animals, making truthful and thought out recommendations for the well-being of the animal.


Empathy and harmony with clients, patients and colleagues is at the core of our practice.


We believe that being available and dependable for our clients and patients is key for a successful animal health service.

For all EMERGENCIES outside our regular hours,

please contact the Centre Vétérinaire de Laval :

4530, Autoroute 440, Laval (Québec) H7T 2P7
Phone : 450-781-1200 | Toll free : 1 877-651-2152 | E-mail : reception-cvlv@cvlaval.com