General Anesthesia

For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we follow a specific anesthetic protocol, including monitoring vital signs during the procedure, to ensure the safety of our patients.

We begin most general anesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube.

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

Location

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday1:00pm – 6:00pm

*Please note, our Sunday hours are reserved to accommodate established clients of GrandView Animal Care Center. We are unable to take walk-in or emergency appointments at this time.

After Hours Emergency Care

During times that we are not open or do not have a veterinarian available to handle your emergency, please contact;

Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center
3930 North Buffalo Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
716-662-6660 (24 hour care)
or
Greater Buffalo Veterinary Emergency Clinic
4821 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
716-839-4043 (after hour care evenings, weekends and holidays)