Preventing and alleviating pain is one of the cornerstones of the philosophy at Veterinary Specialists of Greater New Orleans. Whether it means making an animal comfortable that has experienced trauma, or administering advanced pain medication prior to a surgical procedure, our board-certified veterinary surgeons are committed to making all of our patients comfortable. Like all medications found at our hospital, pain management drugs are chosen by our doctors based on their safety and effectiveness. Blood work is performed prior to the administration of medications to ensure the pet does not have a pre-existing condition that may limit the drugs effectiveness. Minimizing your pets pain and stress during your pets procedure and recovery is our top priority at Veterinary Specialists of Greater New Orleans.