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(407) 862-6892

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Providing Veterinary care for Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, and the Greater Orlando Area.

Veterinary Services, Sedation & Anesthesia

Our veterinarians understand that pet owners have concerns about procedures involving sedation and anesthesia. Our staff will always discuss why the use of sedatives or general anesthesia is recommended for your pet’s procedure. While there is always a risk when using anesthesia in all animals including humans, there are multiple ways that we can make anesthesia safer for our pets when we need to perform certain procedures.

It is the policy of Westmonte Animal Clinic veterinarians to perform pre-anesthetic blood testing to screen for underlying medical problems in pets of all ages. Just as in humans, anesthesia has it risks.

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This will not only allow us to post-pone a procedure if we find certain results indicating illness, but it will allow us to treat your pet before any disease becomes too advanced. Pre-anesthetic blood screening is required prior to every procedure performed in our hospital.

We also use the safest anesthetics available and tailor the type of medication used to each pet’s specific needs. During anesthesia, our staff monitors your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature. For ALL procedures, Dr. Matagrano requires an IV catheter in place to administer IV fluids that will help support blood pressure during anesthesia and provide direct access for injections of medication as needed.

The medications used by Dr. Matagrano for sedation and anesthesia are also selected to provide for the shortest possible recovery time. This means that in most cases, your pet will be able to return home from the hospital the same day as their procedure.
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Contact Information

  • Westmonte Animal Clinic
  • 230 S. Wymore Road
  • Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • (407) 862-6892

After Hours Emergencies

  • Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Casselberry
  • 195 Concord Drive
  • Casselberry, FL 32707
  • (407) 644-4449