Pain Management

Controlling pain in your pet is an important part of our mission at the Williamsburg Animal Clinic.

We utilize a multimodal approach to manage pain in our surgical patients. We try to preempt their pain by giving all animals an injection of an opiate combined with a sedative, prior to their anesthetic induction. During particularly painful procedures local anesthetics are often used. Injectable non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are given just before or after procedures. Postoperative opiates are used if indicated. Most surgical patients are discharged with oral opiates, NSAIDS or a combination of the two, to ensure comfort at home.

We are also skilled in combating traumatic and chronic pain in our patients.

Many of our senior patients suffer from arthritis, or painful joints. We use many tools to manage these patients including; Nutrition, nutraceuticals, V.O.M., NSAIDS, and opiates. Some newer approaches include blocking pain pathways with such drugs as amitriptyline and gabba pentin.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "Very helpful staff Dr Bs attitude with our little high strung rescues is calming to them and us as well"
    Lois C.
  • "Love taking my puppy there for training. People are very friendly and the information they give you is well worth the money for the class. I recommend it to anyone who has a puppy that needs guidance they know their stuff."
    Joanne T.
  • "These people care for our animals like they were their own. Its a bit of a drive but its the best vet you'll go to. Very friendly and helpful."
    Joe D.