While serving pet owners in Baton Rouge and other southern Louisiana localities, preventing and alleviating pain is one of the cornerstones of the philosophy at Capital Area Veterinary Specialists. Whether it means making an animal that has experienced trauma comfortable, or administering advanced pain medication prior to a surgical procedure, our board-certified veterinary surgeons are committed to making all of our patients as relaxed as possible. Like all medications found at our hospital, pain management drugs are chosen by our doctors based on their safety and effectiveness. Blood work is performed prior to the administration of medications to ensure the pet does not have a pre-existing condition that may limit the drug’s effectiveness. Minimizing pain and stress during your pet’s procedure and recovery is our top priority at Capital Area Veterinary Specialists.