Anesthesia/Pain Management


20151110_104931We understand your concerns regarding an anesthetic procedure for your beloved family member.  Your pet will receive an individualized anesthetic plan based on their physical examination, pre-anesthetic laboratory results, and any medical conditions present.

We utilize the safest anesthetic drugs and use balanced protocols. By combining multiple drugs that work together, we are able to reduce the amount needed, which also reduces potential side effects. These medications reduce both pain and anxiety to help ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Our modern anesthetic monitoring equipment is utilized by a dedicated certified veterinary technician (CVT) to continuously monitor and document your pet’s vital signs including blood pressure, oxygen levels, heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature.


A patient comfortably recovers from a dental procedure.

Pain is a complicated process in the body that leads to the perception of an unpleasant sensation. It can be acute like during a surgical procedure, or chronic as seen with osteoarthritis. Because the pain response is complex and may involve multiple pathways, we employ multiple medications to address these different mechanisms. By utilizing a multi-modal approach to pain, medications are administered before, during, and after each procedure. Your pet’s comfort and safety are our first priority.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions you may have regarding your pet’s procedure. We are here to help you understand what your pet will be experiencing and the steps we take to make it as comfortable as possible.