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I’m worried about my pet’s upcoming surgical procedure. What do you do to help ensure your patients’ safety during surgery?

We perform a physical exam and offer preanesthetic testing before surgery. The Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician work as a team right from beginning to end. Both are involved during the induction of anesthesia. The Veterinarian administers the anesthetic agent while the Veterinary Technician provides monitoring support and assistance. Procedures begin immediately after induction. Because the team administering the anesthetic will be doing the procedure, there is never a delay for the patient. Patients are never “held” under anesthesia waiting for team members to finish other tasks. During the procedure, a veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, carbon dioxide levels and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk. This frees the Veterinarian to concentrate on the surgical task at hand. This team approach allows us to focus on your Pet from beginning to end, reduces delays and much improves the safety of our procedures. We also provide appropriate pain medication during surgery and recovery.