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Andre recovers patients at the DVSC Dallas

We share your concerns for the health, safety and comfort of your pet. That’s why our top priorities are safe, predictable anesthesia and comfortable recovery from surgery.

To optimize anesthetic safety, we use:

  • Well-trained and proficient technical personnel
  • A variety of sensitive cardiopulmonary monitoring devices
  • Continuous electrocardiography
  • Apnea monitors
  • End tidal carbon-dioxide sensors
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Continuous temperature and blood pressure monitoring


To minimize post-operative pain, we use:

  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible
  • Arthroscopy for joint disorders
  • Thoracoscopy for diagnosis of chest, heart and lung disease
  • Laparoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of abdominal organ disease
  • Epidural administration of local anesthetics and narcotic agents
  • Local and regional anesthetic blocks
  • Intravenous and intramuscular narcotic pain relievers
  • Slow-release narcotic skin patches
  • Oral pain relievers to be given at home