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New Boca Location Coming Fall/Winter!

19357 S. State Road 7, Boca Raton Florida 33498

New Boca Location Coming Fall/Winter!

19357 S. State Road 7, Boca Raton Florida 33498
Anesthesiology/Pain Management
Anesthesiology/Pain Management

Having a beloved four-legged family member undergo a procedure that requires anesthesia can be a stressful situation.  Dr. Ruffato, our board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist, is always willing to address any questions/concerns you may have before the procedure, and will work diligently to provide the safest anesthesia for your pet.

Along with veterinary anesthesia, adequate pain management for animals has received increasing attention in recent years.  As specialty veterinary care advances and pets live longer, veterinarians and owners are more aware that chronic pain conditions can limit their pet’s compassionate approach, Dr. Ruffato can develop individualized pain management plans for the specific needs of each patient and alleviate the suffering of your beloved family member with both acute and chronically painful conditions

Cases that may benefit from consultation and evaluation by our board-certified anesthesiologist include:

  • Patients who need a surgical procedure but are at an increased risk for anesthesia
  • Procedures associated with moderate to severe acute pain
  • Patients with osteoarthritis that still have discomfort with their current treatment
  • Neuropathic pain resulting in over-sensitivity to non-painful stimuli
  • Pain no longer responding to routine analgesic therapy
  • Chronic back pain
  • Pain associated with cancer
  • Any critical patient especially those with Multiple Organ Dysfunction
  • Patients with cardio pulmonary problems
  • Older patients with other diseases than the primary one surgery is treating

Services available through the Anesthesia & Pain Manaement Service: Protocol development monitoring and supportive care – Levels I, II, III & IV

  • Perioperative/acute pain management
  • Interventional local and regional anesthetic techniques
  • Epidural/spinal anesthesia
  • Wound catheters for sustained lacoregional anesthesia
  • Parenteral and enteral analgesic therapies
  • Chronic pain management consultations