Serge Chalhoub

Senior Instructor

Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences

Full Member

Veterinary Education Research Group

Associate Member

Clinical and Translational Research Group


Contact information


Office : CSB118B

Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Clinical and Translational Research

Research / Scholarly Activities

Dr. Chalhoub's current research includes nephrology/urology and interventional medicine.


Born and raised in Montreal, Dr. Chalhoub completed a Bsc. In Honours Biology at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, QC. He was then admitted to the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the Université de Montréal and completed his DVM and internship at this university. Dr. Chalhoub then practiced in Montreal as an emergency doctor for two years at the DMV Centre before moving to New York City to pursue a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center. Once completed, he became their first ever nephrology/urology fellow and was trained in advanced urinary procedures, dialysis, and interventional medicine. After being a staff doctor and supervising students, interns, and residents for a year, he moved to Charleston, SC where he continued to be an internal medicine clinician.

Since July 2012, Dr. Chalhoub has been an instructor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Service. His clinical home is C.A.R.E. Centre Animal hospital where he practices internal medicine. He was the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Teacher of the Year Award and the 2015 University of Calgary Team Teacher of the Year Award along with Dr. Søren Boysen. Dr. Chalhoub has been extensively involved in communication and professional skills at the UCVM. 

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. Dr. Chalhoub is also the Chair, of the UCVM-DVTH Internship Program

Dr. Chalhoub teaches Internal Medicine and is extensively involved in communication and professional skills at the UCVM.


Chalhoub, S; Langston, C; Farrelly, J. The Use of Darbepoetin to Stimulate Erythropoiesis in Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats: 25 Cases. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2012; 23(2): 363-369.

Chalhoub, S; Langston, C; Eatroff, A. Anemia of renal disease: what it is, what to do, and what’s new. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2011; 13(9): 629-640.

Chalhoub, S; Langston, C. Managing anemia in patients with CKD. Veterinary Medicine2011; 106 (5): 236-241.

Chalhoub, S; Langston, C; Poeppel, K. Vascular access for extracorporeal renal replacement therapy in veterinary patients. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2011; 41(1): 147-161

Poeppel, K; Langston, C; Chalhoub, S. Equipment commonly used in veterinary renal replacement therapy. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2011; 41(1): 177-191.

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