Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the history and science behind lasers, LEDs and other light-based treatment modalities
  • Hear how laser therapy increases treatment efficacy
  • Understand the differences between Class 3B and Class 4 lasers
  • Experience the power of laser therapy with hands-on product demonstration

 Are you...

  • Looking to increase your treatment efficacy for pain, inflammation and healing?
  • Interested in how can you increase your revenue stream using laser therapy?
  • Interested in differentiating your services from your competitors?


Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

City: Montreal, QC, Canada

Venue: DMV Veterinary Center

Conference room
2300 54th Avenue, Montreal (Lachine), QC

 Jacques Chuisse v2a

Host: Jacques Chuisse

Theralase Practice Consultant


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Mr. Jacques Chuisse, DESS

Jacques Chuisse v2a
Practice Consultant Canada Quebec and Maritimes USA

Jacques is a passionate and result-oriented practice consultant professional. With more than 15 years’ working with health professionals and business owners, Jacques developed a strong ability to analyze various size entities, identify areas for improvement and assist professionals in developing creative ideas and implementing changes to achieve their goals.

Jacques strongly believes that knowledge, continuous education and the sharing of the best practices are the key to enhancing people’s wellbeing and to live free of pain.

Jacques is holder of a Bachelor degree in International studies from University of Montreal (2003) and a postgraduate degree in management D.E.S.S, (MBA) from HEC Montreal, business school (2009).

Dr. Elizabeth Angelevski, B.Sc., D.C.                                                                        

Elizabeth v2

Director of Clinical Education and Training, B.Sc., D.C.

Dr. Angelevski graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology. Her interest in the workings of the human body and mind, as well as in movement and rehabilitation, brought her to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. After 4 years of intense study, she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2009. Dr. Angelevski returned to McMaster University to complete the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program and has completed post-graduate training in Custom Orthotic Therapy. She has also completed a certificate program in Advanced Clinical Anatomy. 

Dr. Angelevski is currently the Director of Clinical Education and Training at Theralase and runs a successful clinic at the Theralase Pain Therapy Clinic. She has a keen professional interest in helping patients achieve optimal health and well-being through the use of laser therapy. She is dedicated to improving their quality of life through laser treatment programs that are specifically designed for each patient. Dr. Angelevski strongly believes that education is an essential component. Therefore, each patient is guided to effectively manage and prevent the condition from recurring.

Dr. Matthieu Gatineau, DMV, IPSAV, MSc



Dr. Gatineau graduated from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire deToulouse (France) in 2006 and in May 2011 joined the surgical staff of the DMV Center, an emergency services and specialized medical care Center for pets throughout the Greater Montreal Region which treats over 25,000 

cases annually. 

Dr. Gatineau is an active Diplomate of the AVCS-ECVS (American College of Veterinary Surgeons and European College of Veterinary Surgeons and is, to date, the only surgeon Diplomate ACVSMR in Quebec, Canada. 

Dr. Gatineau is the author of numerous scientific publications in international veterinary literature and regularly provides continuing education in Quebec to veterinarians, technicians, and lectures to students at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Montreal University. 

Dr. Gatineau has also lectured in France, Switzerland and Italy.

Dr. Jerome Plante, DMV, DES



Dr Planté has graduated in 1991 from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Maison-Alfort (E.N.V.A, France) and is prizewinner of the Faculty of Medicine of Creteil. He also completed an internship in small animal surgery at the same institution (E.N.V.A) from 1991 to 1993
Following his internship, Dr Planté pursued a residency in small animal surgery from 1993 to 1996 at the University of Montreal (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine). He then held the position of clinical surgeon at the same institution from 1996 to 1997. He successfully passed the board certification examination of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 1997 and he is now an active Diplomate of the ECVS.
Dr Planté performs orthopaedic surgeries (fractures, arthroscopy, TPLO, TPO, SHO, correction of angular deformities…), as well as neurosurgery and soft tissue surgeries (oncologic, cardiac, pulmonary, endocrine, digestive and urinary). He works in close collaboration with an anesthesiologist to ensure the postoperative comfort of his patients and seeks to promote a rapid recovery after the surgery. Dr Planté pursued intensive surgical training in arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgeries, as well as in interlocking nail technique, sliding humeral osteotomy technique (SHO), total elbow prosthesis (TATE), limb sparing techniques and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy technique (TPLO). Since 2004, he is one of the few surgeons in Québec certified for the TPLO technique from Slocum Enterprises.

Dr Planté became, in 1998, the founder of the first specialized internship in veterinary surgery at a private practice in Quebec (Centre DMV). He is also a founding partner (2008) of the first veterinary surgery residency program offered by a private practice in Quebec (Centre DMV) and he is supervising a surgery resident.

Dr Planté also completed research projects concerning hip dysplasia and cranial cruciate ligament techniques (TPLO). He publishes articles in the international veterinary literature and regularly gives lectures and workshops in veterinary surgery. He was vice-president of the DMV Foundation from 2000 to 2010. Dr Planté practices small animal surgery at the DMV Veterinary Center since 1997.


Dr. Jerome Benamou, DMV, IPSAV


DMV, IPSAV, Clinical surgeon

After his DVM graduation at the University of Liège in 2008, Dr Benamou performed a surgical internship in Vancouver at Canada West Veterinary Specialists, and a rotating internship in St Hyacinthe (Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire). He followed his education with a surgical internship with us at the DMV center, and a research fellowship in orthopedics at Michigan State University. He has joined our team in 2012 for a small animal surgery residency. Since the completion of his program, he is offering surgical consultations at DMV-Sud and DMV-Nord, and also performs surgeries in DMV-Sud and DMV-Lachine.

Dr Benamou is trained to perform soft tissue surgery (urogenital, digestive, respiratory and oncology), orthopedic/trauma surgery, and neurosurgery. During his residency, he also developed an interest in minimally invasive surgery.
Dr Benamou has participated in multiple research projects, peer reviewed articles and abstracts in the international veterinary literature. He is still actively involved in research mainly dealing with biomechanics, traumatology, and surgical oncology.


Ms. Elise Renault-Roy, Vet Technician

Vet Technician Physical Rehabilitation

Élise Renault-Roy has a Veterinary Technician Diploma (TSA) from Collège Lionel-Groulx de Ste-Thérèse (started in 2006). She has worked at La Patte Mobile (the vet clinic of Rosemère's physical rehabilitation centre) and the Veterinary Clinic of Fontainebleau in Blainville. Elise is a member of the multidisciplinary team of the DMV-Lachine. Elise and the animal physiotherapy department team work in continuous collaboration with the departments of Surgery, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Emergency, Dermatology, Neurology, Acupuncture and all other care service specialists. 

Her passion for the physical rehabilitation of geriatric and younger cats and dogs suffering from obesity, arthrosis, muscle wasting (atrophy or deformation) or joint pain led her to develop protocols for improving their quality of life and mobility. In addition, Elise helps patients who have had orthopedic surgery (e.g. lameness) or neurological symptoms (e.g., weakness or paralysis) in their medical care palliative or post-operative unit. The use of an aquatic treadmill, a therapeutic laser, ultrasound and a neuro-stimulator Transcutaneous "TENS" (electrostimulation of muscles and nerves) is part of examples of care offered at the DMV. Post-operative care of fractures or cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, arthroplasty, herniated disc, fibro-cartilaginous (CTF) embolism, spondylo-cervical myelopathy (Wobbler), trauma/wounds/injuries and degenerative myelopathies are the most frequently treated conditions.

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6:45 – 7:20 pm: Welcome and dinner
Mr. Jacques Chuisse
Practice Consultant, Theralase

7:20 – 7:50 pm: The science behind low level laser therapy 
Learn the science behind low level laser therapy (LLLT) and its effects on soft tissue and nerve healing.

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Angelevski, B.Sc., D.C.
Director of Clinical Education, Theralase

7:50 – 8:30 pm: Clinical case studies
A panel of experienced practitioners discussing their experiences with laser therapy through clinical case studies.

Guest Presenters:
Dr. Matthieu Gatineau, DMV, PSAV, MSc, Dipl. ACVS-ECVS & ACVSMR
Dr. Jérôme Planté, DMV, DES, Dipl. ECVS
Dr. Jérôme Benamou, DMV, IPSAV, Clinical surgeon
Ms. Élise Renault-Roy, Vet Technician Physical Rehabilitation

8:30 – 8:45 pm: Questions & Answers
Your opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of our five guest panelists to have your questions about laser therapy answered.

*Agenda subject to change without notice

Note that our seminars are only open to licensed healthcare professionals