Universal Use of Local Anesthetics

October 28, 2017

Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVPP, medical director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management in Gastonia, North Carolina, talks about the main thing that needs to change in the veterinary profession for perioperative pain.

Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVPP, medical director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management in Gastonia, North Carolina, talks about the main thing that needs to change in the veterinary profession for perioperative pain.

Local anesthetics used to be administered with every procedure in veterinary medicine, but small animal medicine has pulled away from ubiquitous use. In human medicine, it's well established that local anesthetics are necessary, but for some reason the same is not true of veterinary medicine.