We want to make your four-legged friend as
comfortable and pain-free as possible in our surgery suite.
Every pet undergoing anesthesia is first evaluated physically by our doctor.
We highly recommend evaluating organ function by having a blood test done prior
This can be accomplish up to 30 days before or even the same day off the
findings will allow the doctor if your pet is fit for anesthesia and what
anesthesia protocol will the safest for your pet.
Once your pet is cleared for anesthesia, he/she will have an IV catheter placed
to allow for administration of the medications and to provide continuous IV
fluids throughout the procedure.
As part of our standards of care, the physical exam and the pre-op bloodwork is
complemented with an ECG reading of your pet’s heart. This allows our doctors
determine whether your pet’s heart rhythm is normal prior to anesthesia.
Subsequently, this reading will be continuously monitored while under
Our highly trained nurses work side by side the doctor during the entire
anesthetic procedure monitoring all of your pets vitals signs including
oxygenation, heart rate, heart rhythm, respiration, temperature, and capillary
Once the procedure concludes, our nurses continue the evaluation of your pet
while he/she wakes up.
We take our recovery time seriously to ensure that your pet wakes up
uneventfully, maintaining his/hers vital signs stable, and is free of pain.
Once your pet is awake and determined stable we give you a phone call to provide
you with an update and pick-up time. We always recommend the continued pain
control as considered necessary for your pet, and our doctor will provide
suggestions for the type of pain medication that will be most effective for your