Anesthesiology Service Available Beginning October 15th!


We know that the thought of your pet needing anesthesia scares a lot of pet owners. We also know that some of you have postponed or opted out of recommended procedures because of that fear. Veterinary anesthesia has gotten safer and safer over the years, and the majority of anesthetic procedures go smoothly. For years, VMC has prided itself upon its anesthetic record and upon the skilled veterinary professionals who administer anesthesia and monitor our patients. Now, we're ready to take things to the next level.

While anesthesiologists are common in human medicine, they are much less common in veterinary medicine. We are very pleased to be one of the rare private practices in the US offering a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist to our patients and the veterinary community.

Meet Dr Noah Pavlisko

What is a Veterinary ANESTHESIOLOGIST?

A veterinarian certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Is there another veterinary Anesthesiologist available in the Syracuse area?

No. Dr. Pavlisko is the only board certified veterinary anesthesiologist in the greater Syracuse area.

anesthesiology Service at VMC:

According to the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, "the anesthesiologist's main task is to provide safe, optimal anesthesia, specifically tailored to your pet. They are trained to anticipate, recognize, and care for any concerns associated with anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will monitor your pet thoroughly during surgery and throughout anesthetic recovery. They will be constantly on guard for changes in breathing, heart function, blood pressure and any other complication that may occur. The anesthesiologist's sole responsibility is the safety of your pet during anesthesia."

A veterinary anesthesiologist concentrates on the pre-operative condition of your pet and constructs a plan to safely manage anesthesia, control pain, and provide a safe and gentle recovery period.

Pets that benefit from specialized anesthetic care include:

  • Critically ill pets

  • Trauma patients

  • Pets who require complicated or highly invasive procedures (heart and lung surgery, etc.)

  • Neonatal pets

  • Geriatric pets

  • Pets with existing heart, kidney, and liver disease

  • Pets with endocrine and metabolic disorders (diabetes, thyroid disease, Cushing’s disease)