Although we would love our patients to sit still for use of local anesthesia, like that use for some procedure in humans, we as veterinarians are not as lucky. Our procedures require anesthetic. Anesthesia is variable but is a chemically controlled unconscious medication, catered to your pets age, size, and previous healthy conditions. Before anesthesia, our veterinarians perform a thorough exam and may also perform blood tests to check for any indications of a developing medical problem or anesthetic risk. Once a complete assessment is performed, the surgeon will create a medication protocol and you can rest assure your pet is handled with care so that we can have them awake in no time.