Anesthetic Safety

Our veterinarians tailor the anesthetic procedure to fit the needs of each patient. Most  of our surgery patients have an IV catheter
in place and receive intravenous fluids throughout the procedure and during the postoperative period. 

Your pet’s vital signs are monitored during general anesthesia and continuously throughout the surgical process including:

  • Oxygen level in the blood
  • ECG
  • Heart rate
  • Blood Pressure
  • Respiratory rate
  • Carbon dioxide level
  • Temperature
  • Pain

We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible
during the procedure and after they are discharged. We tailor the pain management plan to the needs of the patient. 

Pre-surgical blood work is recommended for all pets receiving general anesthesia, which provides a vital check on the health of a patient
and determines whether they are an appropriate candidate for surgery. Testing allows us to diagnose and treat previously undetected
medical problems and also can assist us in determining the appropriate anesthetic, drug selections, surgery changes or even cancellation
if necessary.