Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

Anesthesia and patient monitoring varies greatly among clinics. When you choose your veterinarian, be sure to question the types of anesthetics used and the protocols for monitoring anesthesia. Often the more expensive anesthetics are safer to use; however, anesthetics are also chosen for other reasons including their ability to control pain.

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    Tranquilization/Sedation

    Tranquilization or sedation is used to calm an animal under various conditions. The animal remains awake or may ‘sleep’ but is easily aroused when stimulated. Sedatives are frequently requested for…

  • Patient Monitoring

    During general anesthesia, our patients are closely monitored by our doctors and highly trained veterinary nurses using multi-parameter patient monitoring machines similar to those used in human hospitals. Our anesthesia…

  • General Anesthesia

    A general anesthetic induces a loss of consciousness in the animal and a loss of sensation throughout the body. Most general anesthetic procedures involve several steps beginning with the administration…

  • Local Anesthesia

    A local anesthetic causes a loss of sensation to a ‘local’ area. Small surgical or diagnostic procedures may require a local anesthetic to perform. A biopsy is a common diagnostic…