Tranquilization/Sedation

Tranquilization and sedation medications are given to calm an animal under various conditions, usually physically or mentally stressful situations. The animal remains awake or may “sleep” but is easily aroused when stimulated. Pet owners frequently request tranquilizers for their animals during travel, thunderstorms and fireworks, among others. Sedation and tranquilization are not without risk, and there are a wide variety of available medications. We recommend that each animal be assessed as thoroughly as possible prior to dispensing these medications.

We have a doctor and a highly skilled technician on call until 9 PM, seven days a week. If you leave a message on our answering machine, you will receive a call within one hour during the week, and two hours on the weekends. If your pet is experiencing a medical problem that cannot wait, or if it is after 9 PM, we recommend The University of Pennsylvania at 215-898-4680

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday10:00am – 2:00pm