Anesthesia/Pain Management

Having a beloved animal family member undergo a procedure that requires anesthesia can be difficult and scary. Having a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist to assess risk, develop a protocol, monitor vital signs, and ensure a stress- and pain-free experience can greatly improve a pet owner’s peace of mind. Dr. Love will be available for owner consultations prior to the anesthetic event so that your questions can be answered and any concerns addressed.

Depending on the requirements of the patient and procedure, Dr. Love will supervise or directly manage the anesthetic event from pre-procedural evaluation to follow-up pain management. As a veterinary anesthesiologist, Dr. Love is primarily a patient advocate; she is focused on making the entire experience as peaceful and gentle as possible – both for you and your pet.

Animal pain has received increasing attention in recent years. As veterinary care advances and companion animals live longer, veterinarians and owners are more aware that chronic pain conditions can limit companion animals’ activity, quality of life, and potentially, lifespan. With an empathetic and compassionate approach, Dr. Love can develop individualized pain management plans for the specific needs of each patient and relieve the suffering of companion animals with both acute and chronically painful conditions.

Services available through the Anesthesia & Pain Management Service:

  • Protocol development, monitoring and supportive care - Levels I, II, III & IV
  • Perioperative Crisis Intervention (Includes complications such as difficult airways, hypoxemia, intraoperative hemorrhage, hypo- and hypertension, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, etc.)
  • Perioperative/acute pain management
  • Interventional local and regional anesthetic techniques
  • ♢ Epidural injections
  • ♢ Epidural catheter placement
  • ♢ Intravenous regional anesthesia
  • ♢ Specific peripheral nerve blocks
  • ♢ Wound/perineural catheter construction & placement
  • ♢ Parenteral and enteral analgesic management/consultation
  • Chronic pain management consultations


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    for over 30 years.

    Our Goal is to Offer the Highest Quality Care for your Animal Companion

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    Animal Emergency
    & Referral Associates

    1237 Bloomfield Avenue
    Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (973) 788-0500

    Animal Eye Center of NJ
    48 Notch Road
    Little Falls, NJ 07424
    (973) 890-4430