Pain Management

Our goal is to improve health and relieve suffering. Pain impacts quality of life and diminishes the body’s ability to heal from sickness, trauma, or surgery. We are fortunate to practice veterinary medicine in a time when pain management for animals is recognized as basic care. There are many options available to relieve pain, including medications, surgery, physical therapy, and weight management.

AAHA & AAFP Pain Management Guidelines

“We know we can count on you to keep us healthy! Thank you for all the loving care over so many years.”

‘Jonah’, ‘Zev’, ‘Maggie’, ‘Simba’, ‘Mika’, & ‘Commander Death’, Amherst

“It is so cool to talk to you. Thank you for always putting up with my million questions, making my pets and my daughter feel special.”

Kathy, East Longmeadow

“You all show great concern, going above and beyond. Great to see there are such caring people out there.”

Candice, South Hadley

“It was very difficult not knowing if Briggs would be the same goofy boy we know he is. You gave him back to us! We now refer to him as our Bionic Golden Boy.”

Tim and Nancy, Haydenville

“Dr. Thomson is the Dustin Pedroia of veterinary medicine — determined, committed, talented, the ultimate teammate in what has been a very long season. Thank you for all you have done to help Tilly (and us) along this long and bumpy journey.”

MJ and Anne, Sunderland