We offer state of the art care for our surgery patients, putting us a step above the others. Surgery and anesthesia are not procedures without risk, so we do everything we can to ensure your pet’s safety. The four potential areas where problems are most likely to occur for patients undergoing anesthesia are:
- Problems with how the pet’s body handles the anesthetic – pre-existing disease conditions of liver, kidney, heart, or lungs can especially affect this
- Poor circulation to vital organs during anesthesia
- Low body temperature during anesthesia
- Low heart rate and respiratory rate during anesthesia
We offer a comprehensive approach to address all of these issues, to make sure that your pet’s anesthetic procedure is as safe as possible. We begin with a nose-to-tail physical examination of your pet on the morning of surgery. Pre-surgical blood testing is included in our surgery and dental packages to make sure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. We take the time to place IV catheters in all surgery patients to make sure there is adequate circulation to vital organs during the procedure. All patients are placed on a warming blanket in the operating room, and sterile materials are used to drape and perform the operation. Finally, all pets undergoing anesthesia are placed on a vital signs monitor, which records heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, ECG, and temperature, ensuring a safe anesthesia for your pet.