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.

Our Mission

Our staff strives daily to provide progressive companion healthcare to our clients and their pets. Our practice includes both large and small animal veterinary services, with the majority being small animal. Our practice veterinarians have special interests in orthopedic problems and surgery and small animal dentistry. Small animal dentistry especially has advanced in leaps and bounds in the last few years, the addition of digital dental radiography has allowed us to help our dog and cat patients to a fantastic degree. Our clinic has been providing veterinary services continuously to Rimbey and area since 1964. Read More