Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is the issue that creates the greatest fear in people about their pets. We take it seriously, and have worked very hard to create anesthetic and pain-control protocols that offer the greatest safety and comfort for your pet. Surgical patients are given complete physical examinations prior to anesthesia, have in-house blood screening of major organ function performed, receive preventative pain medication, have intravenous catheters placed, and balanced electrolyte fluids given throughout anesthesia. Patients have monitors placed for respirations, oxygenization, and heart rate and rhythm, with trained surgical nursing caregivers under the doctor's direct supervision. Gas anesthesia and a heated surgical table to help maintain patient warmth contribute to quick recoveries. Every effort is made to ensure that your pet receives an exquisitely safe and pain-free anesthetic experience that reflects the highest standards within veterinary medicine.