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Santa Barbara Vet Surgeon: Anesthesia Options

At La Concepcion Animal Hospital in Santa Barbara, we provide a wide range of surgical procedures. To do so, we use several types of anesthesia options to help reduce discomfort and ensure safety throughout those procedures. Our Santa Barbara vet surgeon will work closely with you to choose the right type of anesthesia for your pet based on his or her needs and the type of procedure we will be performing. We keep you fully informed of what you can expect.

dog before pet surgery receiving anesthesia from veterinarian in Santa Barbara

What Type of Anesthesia Will Your Santa Barbara Vet Use?

The type of anesthesia your pet will need depends on a number of factors. This includes the type of procedure and the length of it. Whenever possible, we use the least amount of anesthesia possible to reduce the risk of complications and side effects. However, there are times when general anesthesia is required. This includes in situations where the surgical procedure will be lengthy or when it is an invasive procedure. During some of our minimally invasive surgeries, we may only use localized anesthesia.

Localized Anesthesia: The least risky form of anesthesia for most pets is local anesthesia.  Here, we may use a light level of sedation and localized numbing of the area to reduce any occurrence of pain. This can also help to reduce your pet’s anxiety for the upcoming procedure.

General Anesthesia: For more invasive procedures, general anesthesia becomes necessary. This procedure is very safe and, while there are some risks, we take every precaution possible to minimize those risks to your pet. This type of anesthesia is often necessary for soft tissue surgeries, spaying and neutering, and maxillofacial surgeries. It may be necessary for some pet dental procedures as well as orthopedic surgeries.

What You Can Expect from Your Veterinary Care

Coming to our animal hospital doesn’t have to be a worrisome experience. When there is a need for pet surgery, you can count on our experienced and trusted team to help your pet through the process as safely as possible. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of veterinary care to your pet. This includes using the safest options available in anesthesia managed by those who are experts in anesthesia for pets.

You can trust our vet surgeon with your family’s pet. With outstanding experience in a variety of surgical procedures and with the very best in anesthesia management, you can feel confident trusting your pet with us. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the safest procedure possible. Talk to our team about your pet’s upcoming procedure and what type of anesthesia may be the right option for you.

Contact Your Santa Barbara Vet Surgeon Today About Your Veterinary Care

Call La Concepcion Animal Hospital today to schedule your pet’s next examination or other veterinary care. We’re happy to schedule pet surgery for most needs. With a trusted and experienced Santa Barbara vet surgeon available to you, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to get the level and type of care your pet needs. Call us today!

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