Pre-anesthetic examination of your pet includes a 12 point evaluation by one of our Veterinarians.
- Pre-anesthetic blood testing on all patients including complete blood count (CBC), organ profile,
and electrolytes. Senior feline patients older than 10 years of age receive a thyroid screening
to check for hyperthyroidism.
- Pre-anesthetic electrocardiogram (EKG) evaluated by a cardiologist on all patients greater than
10 years of age, or patients having a history of heart murmur.
- Intravenous fluid therapy in all cases tailored to electrolyte analysis.
Multi-tiered approach to pain management including:
Local nerve block
Pre-operative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory injection
Pre-operative narcotic injection
Post-operative narcotic injection as needed
Pain medication to go home with your pet
The safest anesthetic agents are used
Anesthesia is tailored to the individual pet depending on their age, weight and health issues such
as heart, kidney or liver problems.
Anesthetized patients are supervised by veterinary technicians. The technician is always evaluating
the patient physically and checking the electronic monitoring displays for respiratory and pulse
rates, blood pressure readings, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and EKG.
The patients body temperature is regulated by the use of warm air convection blanket and other
external heating devices both during the procedure and in recovery.
Patients are monitored closely following surgery for evidence of discomfort and additional pain
medication is given if needed.
- A detailed report and home care instructions is provided to every surgical patient including after hour doctor contact information.