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etienne_cote_vbgEtienne Côté, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)


Dr. Côté was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. After completing his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey (bachelor's of science) and obtaining his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, he pursued advanced training for 4 1/2 years at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. This achievement was followed by a three-year position as staff cardiologist at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a six-month instructorship at the Faculty of Veterinary Science in Onderstepoort, South Africa. He has since been at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, where he is a professor, researcher, clinician, teacher, and author.

His relevant expertise includes board certification and licensing in 7 jurisdictions and 2 specialties (each with its own board exam); editorship and authorship of the Clinical Veterinary Advisor, a 1700-page conprehensive textbook of medicine of dogs and cats with a second edition published in 2011 and regrouping the work of 367 authors; several years of design and correction of veterinary student examinations; and membership in the Examination Committee of the Cardiology Speciality of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2007-2010). His second book, Feline Cardiology, was released in 2011.

Teaching, and teaching innovations, are a particular passion of Dr. Côté's. He has been known to lead his students in karaoke songs sung to cardiology themes, has had bonus questions on exams that require answers to be written in limerick form or as song lyrics, and has transformed laboratory periods into Jeopardy game sessions.

Dr. Côté has 2 Newfoundland dogs and his hobbies include cleaning up after them, as well as karate, hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, road cycling, foreign languages, and travel.


james_montgomery_vbgJames E Montgomery, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology

Dr. Montgomery completed his undergraduate training at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, receiving bachelor’s of arts degrees in English and History. He pursued his dream of becoming a veterinarian and completed his prerequisites for veterinary school at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

After receiving his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Dr. Montgomery moved to Maine where he worked in small animal private practice in the picturesque Camden/Rockport area. In addition to the demands of veterinary private practice, he pursued his professional interest in nuclear medicine and established a radioiodine treatment center for feline hyperthyroidism. He then returned to Prince Edward Island where he worked in private practice and served as an anatomy instructor to first year veterinary students. Dr. Montgomery completed a diagnostic imaging residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Montgomery was an assistant professor of medical imaging at the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine from 2011-2014.

Dr. Montgomery started Prairie Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, a mobile ultrasound and teleradiology practice, is working on a PhD in synchrotron imaging at the University of Saskatchewan, and also works as a teleradiology consultant.

Dr. Montgomery’s hobbies are reading, traveling, hiking and dreaming about having his own airplane.



julia_montgomery_vbgJulia B Montgomery, Med Vet, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal)

Julia Montgomery (nee Krause) was born in Hamburg, Germany. She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine Hanover in Germany, from which she received her degree as a veterinarian in 2003.

After graduation, Dr. Montgomery worked as an associate veterinarian in an equine practice in southern Germany for a year, before completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, USA.

Dr. Montgomery then moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada, for a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) which she completed in 2008 and also earned a PhD. Dr. Montgomery has gained experience during her residency in teaching of veterinary students through clinical instruction as well as giving formal lectures. She enjoys teaching immensely and is always looking for new ways to help students acquire the knowledge and skills required for becoming a veterinarian.

Dr. Montgomery completed a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, where she is now an assistant professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Dr. Montgomery has a cat, Lilly, and two bunnies, Cheddar and Joy. Her hobbies (Who has time for hobbies?) are living in different countries, traveling, hiking, and gardening