Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

Anesthesia is routinely required in Veterinary Medicine for a variety of reasons. Different types of anesthesia are available, depending on the procedure being undertaken. Sedation, local anesthesia and general anesthesia are the most common. General anesthesia is the one that tends to be of most concern to Pet Owners. In order to improve the safety of procedures requiring general anesthesia, it is our policy to always have our patients attended to by both the Veterinarian and a Veterinary Technician from the induction of the anesthetic to its completion. This minimizes any wait time between the induction of the anesthetic and the start of the procedure. It also ensures that the patient is continuously monitored, allowing the Veterinarian to concentrate on the procedure at hand. (See PATIENT MONITORING)