Anesthesia for Pets
We care about your pet and implement all safety measures in inducing and monitoring anesthesia. Inhalant anesthesia in dogs and cats is very similar to what is used in human hospitals. Pre-anesthetic blood work is performed prior to putting pets under anesthesia. We do this to make sure the pet is healthy enough to get through the anesthetic procedure safely. Your pet will have an intravenous (IV) catheter placed and will be maintained on IV fluids throughout the procedure. Monitoring equipment is used to make sure things like blood pressure, heart function, Pulse Oximetry, CO2 levels, respirations and temperature are within normal limits. Certified Veterinary Technicians who have been trained and certified to induce and monitor anesthesia watch over your pet during the entire procedure. This means that they have completed a two year program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and have then passed a National Board exam that demonstrations a national competency. The equipment used in delivering inhalant anesthetic to patients undergoes daily, quarterly and annual maintenance. We tailor your pets anesthesia and pain protocols on an individual basis as every pet is unique.