Pre- anaesthetic blood tests are recommended to identify any hidden or sub – clinical health issues.Warm beddings, calibrated intravenous fluids, pulse, heart and temperature monitors are utilised to watch important trends in vital signs. A highly skilled vet nurse is assigned to each patient to carefully monitor the patient and anaesthesia and 5 minute recordings are entered on the monitoring chart.
Along with the high-tech equipment, our surgical assistants watch all vital signs so that the patient is kept at just the right level of anaesthesia – deep enough to prevent pain, but not deep enough to depress vital functions.
The nurse monitors for any change in trend in the depth of anaesthesia and changes to the heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate and blood pressure. This ensures that the pet is kept at just the right level of anaesthesia and pain management to ensure an uneventful recovery.
Veterinary science now has a range of modern innovative anaesthetic drugs and safe anaesthetic gases that quickly leave the pet’s system once the drug is removed from the breathing circuit. These modern drugs provide ways for veterinarians to wake up your pet more smoothly and get them back home to you sooner.
Vet Central Animal Hospital advocates practising good medicine. Calm handling of patients from induction of anaesthesia to recovery, warm beds and caressed by a friendly nurse on wake up is the Vet Central experience.