Anesthesia is an important part of our practice. Unlike in humans, we can not ask, or expect, an animal to "sit still and let me suture up this cut". (well.. maybe just like humans!) At times when just a local numbing agent would be appropriate for a human, we would need to completely anesthetize an animal. Often times, the stress of the procedure compounds (or is even worse than) the issue they were being seen for. 

Here at Hope Crossing, we are trained in the best and safest techniques to care for your pet. We do pre- anesthetic bloodwork, to check for the ability of the animal to process the medications we use. We then select the lightest level of medication to use, to shorten the anesthetic episode as much as possible. We try always to use the lowest effective dose. This helps to prevent the risks normally associated with anesthesia. We are invested in your pet's health, safety, and comfort.


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Pittsboro Office


8:30 am-5:30 pm


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8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm




Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Hope Crossing are the best vets around. They are very professional, have extremely reasonable rates, and truly care about your furry friends!"
    Kirby S.
  • "I've been living in this area for over 30 years and have found Hope Crossing Animal Hospital to be the best vet clinic I have used. My dog received top notch care and his diagnosed problem was quickly treated. Honestly I can't think anything that could have been done to make our experience any better. Thank you."
    Ray C.
  • "Thank you very much to the Team at Hope Crossing for taking such good care of my Sadie yesterday for her spaying. She is doing wonderful this morning and I'm so happy I found Hope Crossing. You all are great!"
    Viviana T.
  • "Love Dr. Webster. My cats like him too! Staff who greet when you walk in always warm and friendly. They worked with me when I needed to take care of my mom's 17yr old cat and provided meds, food and fluids as needed. Would recommend them for your pets! Offer compassionate care without feeling like they are trying to just make money."
    Mara W.