Pre-surgical blood tests and physical exam will enable us to assess and minimize the risk of anesthesia to your pet.
To minimize anesthesia risk, we monitor the heart, blood pressure, respiration rates, temperature, and oxygenation.
For sterility, hair will be shaved over a vein on the leg so that an intravenous catheter (I.V.) can be placed. Blood pressure may lower during anesthetic procedures and fluid therapy aids in supporting your pet’s internal organ systems. It also allows immediate access to the vascular system in case of an emergency.
This may be necessary for some procedures. The doctor will administer pain medications according to your pet’s needs.