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 monitoring equipment constantly screens your pet’s heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate and pattern, blood pressure, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and temperature. By constantly monitoring your pet we are able to rapidly make adjustments as necessary. Anesthetic monitoring allows us to intervene early and help minimize any anesthetic risk to your pet. Monitoring your pet continues well into the post-anesthetic period until your pet has fully recovered.