Anesthesia and its monitoring is something that is of the utmost importance to us. We take great pride in the level of care we offer. We offer the safest and very best anesthetic medications available. Our protocols are constantly evaluated and each patient is given a protocol that is best suited to his or her particular needs.
While your pet is under anesthesia our trained technical staff are constantly monitoring your pet. Our monitoring includes blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, electrocardiograph, temperature, jaw tone, gum color, oxygenation level and direct listening of the heart and lung character.
Through close monitoring, we are able to intervene immediately if a problem should arise. For any procedure, we strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure we have as much information as possible, to provide the best anesthesia for your pet. Intravenous fluids are also highly recommended for any general anesthetic as they help to maintain blood pressure and hydration throughout the procedure. Pain management is an area that is of high importance when dealing with surgical procedures. We pride ourselves on quality pain management.
We are also very proud of our exemplary record with general anesthetics and have particular experience with older pets.
It is never something we like to have to deal with, but should your pet ever need an operation, we have high quality surgical services available including soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Soft Tissue Surgery
- Our Veterinarians are experienced in all types of soft tissue surgery. In addition our Vets attend regular continuing education to ensure they are up to date with the latest techniques.
- We are able to perform procedures including but not limited to spay/neuter, mass removals, bladder stones, stomach/intestinal foreign bodies and masses, anal gland removal, perineal urethrostomies, splenectomies, eye procedures, brachycephalic airway procedures, biopsies and exploratories.
- We also work closely with local mobile specialist surgeons who can perform orthopedic surgeries. They include repairs to injured knee ligaments and knee caps (patellas), fracture repairs, hip surgery, amongst others.
As mentioned previously, we pride ourselves on our top quality pain management. This is to ensure your pet has the highest level of care and comfort when in our hands.