Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

During surgery and other medical procedures, our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians monitors all patients to ensure their safety. We monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia. For more specific information on our protocols, please see the individual descriptions or contact us with any questions.

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    Tranquilization / Sedation

    Sometimes it is necessary to calm a nervous animal whether to examine him or to perform a minor procedure. This usually involves giving an injection or an oral medication a…

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    Patient Monitoring

    During general anesthesia, our patients are monitored closely by a registered animal health technician for heart rate, body temperature, respiratory rate, and capillary refill time. We chart your pet’s statistics…

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    General Anesthesia

    General anesthesia is a major part of our duties, especially in relation to surgeries. General anesthesia allows us to perform surgery or other procedures while having the pet feel no…

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    Local Anesthesia

    Local anesthesia involves injecting a medication into an area (usually the skin) to desensitize or “freeze” it. This is what your dentist does to numb your tooth. Local anesthesia is…