My old cat needed to have his upper canines removed. The root was exposed and it was painful for him. I didn't realize how much he was coping with pain until I got him home. Even with pain meds, he was a new cat, back to many old activities. He really is a nice guy and it's good to see him happy again. The staff was competent and caring. The vet took sometime to explain the details of the surgery, which I appreciated.