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)

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    Tranquilization/Sedation

    Tranquilizers or sedatives may either be used alone to calm or sedate a patient for a certain procedure, or they may be given as part of a preanesthetic drug regime…

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    Patient Monitoring

    During a General Anesthetic, both the Veterinarian and a Veterinary Technician attend to all of our patients. The presence of the Veterinary Technician ensures that the patient is continuously monitored…

  • General Anesthesia

    General Anesthesia is defined as a state of unconsciousness and insusceptibility to pain produced by the administration of anesthetic agents. The agents we use most commonly are injectable anesthetics and…

  • Local Anesthesia

    Local anesthesia is a technique to provide localized pain control for a patient who is otherwise awake or sedated. This technique is commonly used for the removal of small growths,…