Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

Making sure our patients remain safe during surgery and other medical procedures is extremely important to us. Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians is skilled in using anesthesia and monitoring patients to ensure their safety and provide the most comfortable experience. Anesthesia and patient monitoring vary greatly from clinic to clinic. You can be confident that we use the most effective and up-to-date protocols. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia. We also closely monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced. For more specific information on our protocols, please see the individual descriptions or contact us with any questions. Pet owners should ask several questions about anesthesia when "shopping " around the area. Is preanesthetic blood testing required before anesthesia? Do ALL patients recieve an IV catheter and fluids during anesthesia? Is there a dedicated technician to monitor my pet continuosly during anesthesia? Do you use Sevoflurane as your inhalent agent because it's the safest? OUR ANSWER IS YES TO EVERY QUESTION BUT THIS IS NOT THE CASE IN OTHER HOSPITALS

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    Pain Management and Control

    We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage your pet’s pain both before and after surgery and in the event of trauma. We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances. Dr. Bob Rider DVM,CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) […]

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    Patient Monitoring

    We monitor our patients closely to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia. A veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk. Please feel free to ask us about our patient monitoring protocol or any concerns you might have about your pet’s procedure. We’d be happy to discuss these matters […]

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    General Anesthesia

    For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In […]