Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
During surgery and other medical procedures, our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians monitors all patients to ensure their safety. Every patient is monitored with a Capnograph, ECG, Pulse Oximeter, and temperature probe. With these tools we can keep track of expired carbon dioxide, heart rate /electrical output, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and internal temperature. Our Vet Techs are fully trained to monitor anesthesia as well as assess and recognize issues or problems ahead of time. This can in most cases prepare us for an anesthetic emergency and most times avoid it all together. 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. We monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia or tranquilization. For more specific information on our protocols, please see the individual descriptions or contact us with any questions.