Patient referral — When necessary, high-risk cases can be referred to local specialty hospitals to ensure the highest level of anaesthetic safety and expertise.
- Pre-anaesthetic health assessment — In addition to a physical examination, this may include blood work and X-rays to determine health status and select an appropriate anaesthetic protocol.
- Specialist consultation — For patients with complicated health concerns or high-risk anaestheisa, we will consult a board-certified anaesthetist to determine the safest protocol. If needed, the anaesthetist can virtually oversee the procedure via telemedicine.
- Continuous hands-on and electronic monitoring — From induction to recovery, your pet is monitored by a registered veterinary technician who can alert the veterinarian of any status changes. Electronic monitoring tracks your pet’s vital signs and provides real-time data including blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate.
- Heat support — Anaesthesia lowers body temperature, which can delay recovery. We use a warming system designed exclusively for pets to maintain body temperature throughout the procedure.