Anesthesia- Is it Safe?

We Take Your Concerns About Pet Anesthesia Seriously

  • We help you understand the risk associated with anesthesia.
  • Assessment of your pet’s age relative to potential anesthetic risks.
  • What we do to reduce those risks.
  • Be confident your pet is in good hands.
  • If you have questions after reading this, please be sure to ask.
  • Your pet’s well-being & comfort comes first.

The Day of Surgery

Team-Based Anesthesia

We follow the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists' standards for anesthetic monitoring and have invested in state-of-the-art, automated vital sign monitoring equipment specifically intended for use on animals. A specially trained Animal Health Technician (Veterinary Nurse) will be at your pet's side, responding to input from the electronic monitoring system and utilizing their hands-on clinical skills to maintain the optimum anesthetic depth for your pet. The technician informs the veterinarian, who is kept up to date on your pet's progress during the surgery.

Electronic Monitoring and Patient Care

According to studies, anesthetic problems are considerably reduced when a patient’s temperature is controlled during and after surgery. We will utilize a variety of warming methods to keep your pet’s temperature at the right level because core body temperature has a direct impact on how the body metabolizes anesthetics.

The advanced technology used for electronic patient monitoring allows our team to assess blood pressure, heart rate, rhythm, and proper oxygenation of the blood including assessment of potentially unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.

IV Fluid Therapy

During anesthesia and surgery, dehydration is a major risk factor for the development of hypotension (low blood pressure). Fluids are given through a pre-inserted venous catheter to keep blood pressure in check during the surgery. The IV catheter is necessary to offer a rapid channel for fluid delivery during and after the treatment, particularly in reaction to changes in blood pressure trends or to provide additional drugs as needed.

Monitored Recovery and Post-Operative Care

During rehabilitation, your pet will be monitored, and every effort will be made to guarantee their warmth, comfort, and well-being. We'll also keep an eye on key vital indicators to see if there are any negative reactions.

Going Home

You'll be given precise instructions on what to expect throughout your pet's recovery at home, as well as how to utilize post-operative drugs to reduce pain and suffering.

We Are There for You

Trust is a vital aspect of our doctors and staff. Reach out to any of our animal hospitals and we can discuss anesthesia and surgery in more detail.