On the day of surgery, one of our highly skilled doctors will first perform a complete examination on your pet. Any pre-operative bloodwork that needs to be performed is then done and your pet is admitted for surgery. They are pre-sedated with an injectable sedative, an IV catheter is placed, and they are given an intravenous injectable anesthetic induction agent.
An endotracheal tube is placed to keep their airway open and to provide oxygen and anesthesia during the procedure. Monitoring equipment is then attached to them and their heart rate, respirations, blood pressure, and EKG are all monitored from start to finish. IV fluids are begun to help maintain your pet’s stability during surgery. Your pet is then shaved and prepped for the surgical procedure.
Once your pet is in surgery, you can feel comfortable knowing that their vital signs will be monitored by one of our trained veterinary surgical technicians utilizing advanced monitoring technology. Visual assessment and recording of vital signs is done throughout the procedure.. The technician is present during the entire surgery and recovery process to maintain the safety and comfort of your pet. Our doctors place the utmost emphasis on pain management, providing appropriate pain medications as needed to ensure your pet is as pain-free as possible. We believe that keeping our patients safe and comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and is an essential component of your pet's care.