Sometimes during examinations (e.g., testing of joints for injuries), diagnostic testing (e.g., X-rays, ultrasound, or urine sampling), and minor procedures (e.g., biopsies or skin scrapings), sedation is required to help keep your pet comfortable and relaxed. If sedation is required, our technicians will monitor your pet during the sedation process while our veterinarian performs the necessary procedures. Most often, these can be outpatient procedures while you wait comfortably in our exam room or lobby.