Primary Care

Pain Management

Keeping pets free from pain has been shown to improve the rate at which they recover from injury or illness. VCA Desert Inn Animal Hospital is committed to keeping your pets’ pain minimized and to helping pet owners recognize the signs of their pets’ discomfort.

VCA Desert Inn Animal Hospital’s veterinarians follow the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA’s) pain protocol guidelines, which promote addressing and preventing pain before medical procedures and to monitor the pet’s condition following procedures so pain management can be adjusted as needed. As AAHA describes it:

"Incorporating pain management into the veterinary practice helps everyone. It benefits the patient through improved quality of life and reduced complications. It benefits clients through enhancement of the human–animal bond. It benefits the health care team through increased safety; improved morale, pride, and job satisfaction; and a less stressful environment. Contemporary approaches to pain management enable veterinarians to more effectively fulfill their responsibility to relieve animal suffering as pledged in the veterinarian’s oath."

In addition to providing pain medicines for pets, VCA Desert Inn Animal Hospital utilizes advanced technology, including laser therapy, to curb the effect of pain on pets and to speed recovery.

If you have questions regarding recognizing or managing pain in your pet, contact the compassionate staff and veterinarians of VCA Desert Inn Animal Hospital.