Your pet’s comfort is very important to us and we take pet pain management seriously for all our patients. The correct approach to pet pain management varies according to your pet’s condition and treatment.
Every surgical patient receives narcotic pain medication prior to their procedure. Most receive an injection, but for more involved procedures we may use a narcotic patch applied 12 – 24 hours before the surgery. In addition we may administer local anesthetic blocks, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory injections, or constant rate infusions (CRI) of other medications to further control pain. We also employ the use of a surgical laser. This provides significantly more pain relief than traditional scalpel surgery because it seals nerve endings allowing for increased comfort during healing. In addition, all patients go home with post surgical pain medication.
We use only the safest anesthetic protocols for your pet including Isoflurane and Sevoflurane gas anesthesia – the same anesthetic agents used in human hospitals! Our anesthetic machines are carefully inspected and calibrated by certified anesthesia specialists on an annual basis to ensure they are working optimally. Likewise, we customize our anesthetic protocols for each individual patient taking into account such factor as age, breed sensitivities, and recent lab work.
During anesthetic and surgical procedures, your pet’s body temperature drops considerably without proper attention. At very least, this results in prolonged recovery from anesthesia along with the discomfort of shivering and being very cold. At worst, a low body temperature during anesthetics can be life-threatening! Standard heating blankets and water bottles just aren’t enough. At Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital, we use a sophisticated warming system to keep our patients warm, comfortable and safe!
" We moved last year, but continue to drive clear across town to take our dogs here, simply because you're not going to find better care for your four-legged family members. Dr Herman is the best vet we've ever seen. She treats our dogs as if they were her own, and never makes us feel rushed, despite our seemingly endless questions. The rest of the staff here is amazing, as well! Always super friendly, and they remember our dogs by name when we walk through the door. Love this place! "
" I would highly refer this Veterinary Hospital to anyone. Words just can't describe how wonderful the staff is there. Dr. Goodman has so much empathy and really made our visit much better than we had anticipated. My entire family has been there to meet the team and we just can't believe how wonderful they are. "
" Great care! First time at this clinic, actually first time at any hospital with a problem. Staff was fantastic, caring and confident. Took great care of our cat peppy and put her on the path to recovery. Can't forget the followup, they called three times the following week checking up on her condition. NO ONE follows up like that anymore. Great care, great clinic, very cat friendly. "
" I switched to Murray Hill Vet Hospital since it was closer to my house. My pup and I had a great first visit! Friendly, knowledgeable staff! I feel confidant in their ability to treat animals. Great communication. Will definitely refer friends and family.
" Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! Clean and nice environment! And most importantly took excellent care of my Golden Doodle! "
" Fabulous! - I love this clinic and have taken all my loved ones to them. They are worth every penny. I won't go anywhere else unless I don't have any more furry loved ones - which I can't imagine!"