Anesthesia and Monitoring
Before any procedure requiring anesthesia, our doctors do a full physical exam and review the medical record before tailoring the anesthetic drugs to your pet. Either a doctor or a licensed veterinary technician who is trained in anesthesia is constantly monitoring the temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, respirations, and electrical activity of the heart. To do all of this, they use their eyes and ears as well as utilizing their stethoscope, pulse oximeter, EKG, carbon dioxide sensor, and a blood pressure monitor. After surgery, your dog or cat is closely monitored while waking up and until they go home.