If your pet is undergoing investigation or treatment, they may require pain relief, sedation or general anaesthesia.
If your pet is undergoing investigation or treatment, they may require pain relief, sedation or general anaesthesia. The type of anaesthetic technique used will vary according to their individual needs.
We ensure anaesthesia and surgery are as safe and anxiety free as possible by using five main principles:
Perioperative assessment and planning
Management tailored to the specific animal
Careful drug selection
We provide individualised perioperative care for each animal. This involves risk assessment, stabilisation, appropriate drug selection and close monitoring through anaesthesia and recovery.
We also ensure fluid therapy and ongoing pain management throughout the patient’s hospitalisation period.
We routinely run blood tests on the morning of the procedure to ensure there are no underlying issues that would pose an increased risk to your pet such as problems with liver and kidney which are particularly important in processing anaesthetic drugs. These are particularly important in our elderly or sick patients.
We use a wide variety of drugs and analgesic techniques, such as local and regional anaesthetic blocks and epidural analgesia to provide optimal pain relief for your pet.
We use an extensive range of anaesthetic monitoring equipment that is tailored to each patient.
These include multiparameter monitors that measure blood pressure, oxygen levels, carbon dioxide levels, respiration rates, temperature and an eCG to trace the electrical activity of the heart.
Heating aids such as electric heat pads or Bair hugger forced air heating systems are used with every patient.
Should your pet need to be hospitalised with us you can have peace of mind, knowing that we are committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients.