Anesthesia/Pain Management

Anesthesia/Pain Management

Surgical procedures always require some form of pain control and a sleepy patient. We understand it can be a worrisome thing to have your pet anesthetized. Anesthetic safety is a top priority at Companion Veterinary Clinic.

We tailor each and every anesthetic to the patient using the mildest yet most effective drugs possible. Local numbing is used whenever possible so your pet will only require the smallest doses of gas anesthetic.

Every anesthetic is monitored by a trained and dedicated veterinary nurse using modern equipment to measure your pet’s physiology. Blood pressure, temperature, blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels and heart rhythm are all continuously monitored. Intravenous fluids are used to support blood pressure and special warming blankets used to keep your pet toasty warm while they are asleep.

Pain management is not an option here. Because most surgical procedures are associated with some degree of pain, we believe it is a disservice to your pet making pain management an option. The nominal cost is included in all surgical procedures. Your pet will always go home comfortable.