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.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

Emergency Process
In the event your pet has an emergent event, call the clinic at 973-228-4444 to see if the doctors are there to assist you. If they are not available please leave a message on the answering machine. We may be treating a pet or possible already involved in a surgical emergency. We will call you back! If you do not get a call back within 5 minutes, or your pet's emergent need is life threatening, call the emergency clinic and inform them of your emergency and make your way there. The phone number is 973-226-3282; The address is 1237 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004. The link on my webite site for the AERC will give you directions on mapquest. In the event you use the emergency clinic, please leave a message on my answering machine in order that I can follow your pet's condition and follow up.