Local Anesthesia

If your pet is having a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure performed, we sometimes use a local anesthetic to help control pain. For example, when we perform a biopsy (in which a small portion of tissue is surgically removed so it can be examined), we often use a local anesthetic. Local anesthetics cause a loss of sensation in the area where the procedure is being performed. We sometimes use a sedative and/or anxiolytic (anti-anxiety medication) in combination with the local anesthetic to keep pets calm during a procedure.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet receiving local anesthesia or about the procedure for which your pet is scheduled.

Location Hours
Monday7:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

We are closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Monday through Friday, however our front desk remains open during this time for retail sales. Please call us to make your appointment today. **Every 2nd Tuesday of each month we set aside 2 hours of continuing education for our team. During this time between 12:00pm and 2:00pm our hospital is closed except for emergencies. This allows us to gather to share new information and knowledge that assures that our staff is consistently current on veterinary medicine. We hope that this does not greatly inconvenience our clients.