An IV is crucial for general anesthetics. By having direct access to a vein, we are ensuring a port to a vein is immediately available. Your pet will be hydrated; maintaining their blood pressure and ensuring perfusion throughout the body is at an optimal level for your family pet. Pets will be sedated or have a cream applied that numbs the area before a catheter is placed so they do not feel this.
Monitoring your pet’s vital signs, heart rate, breathing rate, as well as blood pressure is critical during any anesthetic. To ensure your pet's safety, this is constantly monitored and recorded while your pet is under general anesthesia. This is performed by fully trained and registered veterinary technologists and assistants, as well as recorded in your pet's record for future accessibility and reference.
Our veterinarians utilize a multi-system pain control plan to ensure the comfort of every pet that undergoes a procedure at our hospital. This type of plan uses different medications to combat different types of pain and guarantees as little discomfort as possible. Pain medication is sent home with every procedure for continued comfort. Pets will heal much faster and feel much better with pain control medication.