Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

During surgery and other anesthetic procedures, our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians monitor all patients to ensure their safety. 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

    If travel, thunder, or fireworks upset your pet, he or she may benefit from tranquilization or sedation. While sedated, the animal will stay awake or sleep lightly but can be…

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    Patient Monitoring

    We monitor our patients 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…

  • 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. Modern anesthesia is generally quite safe.…

  • Local Anesthesia

    If your pet is having a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure performed, we sometimes use a local anesthetic to help control pain. Local anesthetics cause a loss of sensation in…