Serge Chalhoub

BSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Serge Chalhoub
Veterinary Specialist
Internal Medicine
Serge Chalhoub

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2004

Board Certified:

DACVIM (SAIM)

Specialties Include:

Nephrology/urology medicine
Interventional medicine
Medical communication
Outreach programs
Veterinary point-of-care ultrasound applications

Born and raised in Montreal, Dr. Chalhoub graduated from the DVM program at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) of the University of Montreal in 2004. He then completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at the same institution. After working for two years as a general practitioner and emergency veterinarian at the DMV Centre in Montreal, Dr. Chalhoub pursued a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City. Once completed in 2009 he stayed on at the AMC as their first renal/hemodialysis fellow. During this time, he was also trained in interventional radiology/endoscopy (urethral/ureteral/tracheal stents, cystoscopy-assisted ectopic ureter ablation, lithotripsy).

Since July 2012, Dr. Chalhoub has been an instructor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM). He was the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Teacher of the Year Award, the 2015 University of Calgary Team Teacher of the Year Award, and the 2017 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. He is the co-coordinator of the UCVM-CUPS Pet Health Clinics for disadvantaged Calgarians, which promotes 3rd year DVM students practicing their professional skills and wellness exams with the pets of the tenants of the Calgary Urban Project Society.
Publications
Feline Diffused Iris Melanoma

Feline Diffused Iris Melanoma

Chalhoub S, Pinard C.

Méd Vét du Québec 2005; 35: 127-130.


Langston C, Chalhoub S. Dealing with kidney disease in pets. HealthyPet Magazine, summer 2010: p.20-24.

Dealing with kidney disease in pets.

Langston C, Chalhoub S. 

HealthyPet Magazine, summer 2010: p.20-24.


Equipment commonly used in veterinary renal replacement therapy

Equipment commonly used in veterinary renal replacement therapy.

Poeppel K, Langston C, Chalhoub S. 

Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2011; 41(1): 177-191.


Vascular access for extracorporeal renal replacement therapy in veterinary patients

Vascular access for extracorporeal renal replacement therapy in veterinary patients.

Chalhoub S, Langston C, Poeppel K. 

Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2011; 41(1): 147-161


Managing anemia in patients with CKD

Managing anemia in patients with CKD.

Chalhoub S, Langston C.

Veterinary Medicine 2011; 106 (5): 236-241.


Anemia of renal disease: what it is, what to do, and what’s new

Anemia of renal disease: what it is, what to do, and what’s new.

Chalhoub S, Langston C, Eatroff A. 

J Feline Med Surg 2011; 13(9): 629-640.


The use of darbepoetin to stimulate erythropoiesis in anemia of chronic kidney disease in cats: 25 cases.

The use of darbepoetin to stimulate erythropoiesis in anemia of chronic kidney disease in cats: 25 cases.

Chalhoub S, Langston C, Farrelly J.

J Vet Intern Med 2012; 23(2): 363-369.


Long term outcome of cats and dogs with acute kidney injury treated with intermittent hemodialysis: 135 cases (1997-2010)

Long term outcome of cats and dogs with acute kidney injury treated with intermittent hemodialysis: 135 cases (1997-2010)

Eatroff A, Langston C, Chalhoub S, Poeppel K, Mitelberg E.

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012; 241:1471-1478


Primary aortic hemangioscarcoma in a dog

Primary aortic hemangioscarcoma in a dog.

Guinan J, Garate AP, Fischetti AJ, Chalhoub S.

Can Vet J 2012 Nov;53(11):1214-8.


Management of bilateral idiopathic renal hematuria in a dog with silver nitrate

Management of bilateral idiopathic renal hematuria in a dog with silver nitrate

Di Cicco M, Fetzer T, Secoura P, Jermyn K, Hill T, Chalhoub S, Vaden, S.

Can Vet J August 2013; 761-765


A comparison of tissue oxygen saturation measurements by two different near-infrared spectroscopy monitors in 21 healthy dogs

A comparison of tissue oxygen saturation measurements by two different near-infrared spectroscopy monitors in 21 healthy dogs.

Engbers S, Boysen SR, Engbers, J, Chalhoub S.

J Vet Emerg Crit Car 2014, 24(5); 536-544.


Anaemia of renal disease: pathophysiology and treatment updates

Anaemia of renal disease: pathophysiology and treatment updates.

Chalhoub S, Langston C.

Companion Animal. 2015, 20 (8); 448-452.


Focused assessment with sonography for triage in non-trauma dogs and cats in the emergency and critical care setting

Focused assessment with sonography for triage in non-trauma dogs and cats in the emergency and critical care setting.

McMurray J, Boysen SR, Chalhoub S.

J Vet Emerg Crit Car 2016, Jan-Feb; (1): 64-73.


ISFM Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of feline chronic kidney disease.

ISFM Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of feline chronic kidney disease.

Sparkes AH, Caney S, Chalhoub S, Elliott J, Finch N, Gajanayake I, Langston C, Lefebvre HP, White J, Quimby J.

J Feline Med Surg 2016 Mar; 18 (3): 219-39.


The effects of oral Yunnan Baiyao on blood coagulation in beagles measured using kaolin-activated thromboelastography and buccal mucosal bleeding times.

The effects of oral Yunnan Baiyao on blood coagulation in beagles measured using kaolin-activated thromboelastography and buccal mucosal bleeding times.

Frederick J, Boysen S, Wagg C, Chalhoub S.

Can Vet J Res 2017; 81(1); 41-45.


Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats Receiving Hemodialysis: 230 cases

Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats Receiving Hemodialysis: 230 cases (June 1997-September 2012).

Langston C, Cook A, Eatroff A, Mitelberg E, Chalhoub S.

J Vet Intern Med 2017 Mar-Apr;31(2): 402-409.


Effects of Yunnan Baiyao on blood coagulation parameters in beagles measured using kaolin activated thromboelastography and more traditional methods.

Effects of Yunnan Baiyao on blood coagulation parameters in beagles measured using kaolin activated thromboelastography and more traditional methods.

Lee A, Boysen S, Wagg C, DVM, Sanderson J, Chalhoub S.

IJVSM 2017; 5 (1); 53-56.


Pathology in practice: Canine alveolar echinococcosis.

Pathology in practice: Canine alveolar echinococcosis.

Goldsmith DA, Oetelaar GS, Chalhoub S, Klein C, Bramer SA, Locke EP, Massolo A.

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2018: 253(5); 563-565.


Establishment of reference values of the caudal vena cava by fast-ultrasonography through different views in healthy dogs.

Establishment of reference values of the caudal vena cava by fast-ultrasonography through different views in healthy dogs.

Darnis E, Boysen S, Merveille AC, Desquilbet L, Chalhoub S, Gommeren K.

J Vet Intern Med 2018; 32(4)1308-1318.


What do veterinary students value about service learning? Insights from subsidized clinics in an urban environment.

What do veterinary students value about service learning? Insights from subsidized clinics in an urban environment.

Van Patten KM, Chalhoub S, Baker T, Rock M, Adams C.

J Vet Med Educ 2019 (accepted, pending publication)


The use of veterinary point of care ultrasound by veterinarians: a nationwide Canadian survey.

The use of veterinary point of care ultrasound by veterinarians: a nationwide Canadian survey.

Pelchat J, Boysen S, Chalhoub S.

Can Vet J 2020 (accepted, pending publication)


Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Service has the expertise and specialized technology to diagnose and treat your pet while providing you with compassionate care and the best client service possible.

What Is A Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist?

A board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist is a licensed veterinarian who has completed an internship, 3 year residency program, passed board examination and met the credentials to become a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. An internal medicine specialist has advanced training in the following disciplines:

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Pancreatology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology and Urology
  • Respiratory Disease

Specialists perform a variety of state-of-the-art minimally-invasive procedures, including gastrointestinal endoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy and bladder stone removal. Additional special procedures include radioactive iodine therapy, laser lithotripsy, ectopic ureter correction and feeding tube placement (see descriptions below).

Why Does My Pet Need A Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist?

Just as your own primary care physician may feel the need to refer you to the care of a specialist, your general practitioner veterinarian may feel that your pet needs a specialist with more intensive training to help diagnose or treat a particularly complicated problem. Veterinary Specialists work in concert with primary care physicians to ensure the very best outcome for your pet.

What Health Problems Does A Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist Treat?

Board-certified internal medicine specialists are trained to treat some of the most complicated diseases and health problems that affect pets. Thanks to better health care, more and more pets are living longer lives. As a result, an increasing number of older pets are coping with multiple concurrent disease states that can be very difficult to manage. For example, a cat with diabetes may also be suffering from kidney failure, or a dog in heart failure may also be diagnosed with cancer. Internal medicine specialists are uniquely prepared to oversee the care of these complicated cases.

Common diseases that frequently lead primary care veterinarians and concerned pet owners to seek the expertise of a specialist include:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Immune Related Disorders
  • Kidney Dysfunction

 

Our Internal Medicine Team

Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre

1802 10 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T3C 0J8

Main: 403-770-1340

Fax: 403-770-1344

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm

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