Your Pet’s Comfort
Is Always Our First Priority
At the center of all we do is your pet’s health and comfort. We know that pain relief (analgesia) is central to the healing process and has been shown in human medicine to increase survival rates and decrease hospital stays. We do all that we can to make your pet as calm as we possibly can. With the aid of a pain scale, modeled after human teaching hospitals’ pain scales, we monitor your pet’s anxiety level and pain throughout his or her treatment both during the visit to our facility and through follow-up with you when you bring your pet home.
There are many ways to provide pain relief for your pet, including:
Individualized pain treatment plan—Every patient in distress is fully evaluated by our expert team of caregivers to develop a pain management plan that is right for your pet.
Anxiety management—Being in a strange environment is often a cause for anxiety in pets. It is important to recognize that the management of this anxiety allows the patient to respond better and quicker to treatment. The process of anxiety and pain management is the focus of the doctors and entire staff of our hospital.
Safe and effective pain medications—We use the most current and effective medications, many of which are the same medications used and trusted by human physicians and anesthesiologists in hospitals and teaching institutions. We will make sure to show you what to look for to determine your pet’s comfort level after your pet goes home. We will take as much time as needed to show you how to give your pet any prescribed medications or patient care as well.
Advanced pain techniques—For more serious cases and those circumstances that require surgery, a pain management plan may include anesthesia, epidurals (spinal analgesia), and specialized catheters that deliver pain medication directly to the point of discomfort.
Adjunct therapies—Sometimes we recommend physical therapy for your pet as a way to gain back strength and reduce pain post-surgery or post-injury.
Cold laser therapy—Cold laser therapy is used to reduce post-surgical swelling, the pain of arthritis, and to speed the healing of wounds that can be a source of pain.
Our first priority is your pet’s comfort, and we do all that we can to relieve any anxiety or pain due either to injury or as an expected result of a medical procedure performed at our hospital. We will work closely with you to ensure you are able to continue a regimen of pain relief when you bring your pet home so that he or she can make a safe and speedy recovery.
New York State-licensed technicians and highly trained aides closely monitor patients needing overnight care and pain management to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety at all times.
If your pet is demonstrating any symptoms of pain, we encourage you to contact us immediately at (718) 347–1057 or (516) 922-5850.
“Our goal is no pain or anxiety from admission to discharge.”
“I love this place. Both of my dogs go here. The staff is always very nice! The doctors are amazing and take the time to explain everything to you about your pet.
“The staff at Bellerose has treated our family’s pets continuously since 1963. I cannot say enough about the excellent care that our pets have received from their professional, caring staff. They have treated 2 dogs and 7 cats during the last 49 years for everything.
“COMPASSIONATE STAFF.I was fairly charged for all the loving care. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
“friendly atmosphere, easy to get to location and a great staff—been going here for years and highly recommend it! The best decision I ever made! Unquestionably one of the best veterinary practices in the world!All of the vets here are fantastic.
“Loretta was a very special dog who had a good life with us and we had a good life too. My husband and I believe that your hospital and caring staff made her quality of life exceptional. Thank you all.
“ I would also like to take this opportunity to tell all of you how grateful I am for your many years of dedicated medical care to my beloved Spunky. It’s been 16 years, 5 months, and 7 days of wonderful service and loving concern and I will always love you for it!
Very Sincerely Spunky’s Mom
“We need you to know we will always be grateful you helped give our Fredo and us so many happy years together.
Many, many thanks,
Carol and Maria
“I wanted to thank you for everything that you did for my “baby”. You are such a great vet and I will be forever grateful for everything you do for me and MJ.
“We loved Missie very much as she loved us for ten years. She was a member of our family. We needed the little time left to us to talk to her, pet her, comfort her and express our love for her.
“We would like to take the opportunity to say how we are pleased at the service Sammy receives at your facility. Especially for Dr Mariliz Hernandez, she is a great asset to your hospital. We appreciate the care and understanding Dr Hernandez shows Sammy at the time of his exam.
Sal and Gloria Carbone
“Because of people like you...thank you for all you do.
Without the entire Staff, I would not have had Barney for as long as I did. You gave him all of your experience and love, everytime he needed you all.
I cannot express my thank you’s enough
“We continue to offer our patients all of the advantages and resources of a large teaching hospital with the individualized care and compassion of a progressive family practice.