We now know that animals experience pain in much the same way as people. With this in mind, we have worked hard on our pain management protocols to ensure your pet is taken care of before, during and after surgery. Our veterinarians and RVTs have a keen interest in pain management, attending many lectures & seminars over the years to ensure we stay up to date with the newest & most complete protocols.
Pain management is not just for surgical patients, many other patients can be experiencing pain. That which is most commonly overlooked tends to be chronic pain (i.e. arthritis). This tend to present as a slow and gradual change, so can often be attributed to old age.
We feel a multimodal approach to pain management works best, so besides medication, we have RVTs who have taken rehabilitation courses which can aide with pain management. One of our doctors is also certified in acupuncture, which can aide in pain management for certain conditions.
Call us today to ask us about our pain management options, which we will tailor to your pet’s specific needs and medical conditions.