We have the benefit of modern anaesthetics. We have state-of-the-art monitoring equipment that facilitates our nurses and surgeons to monitor your pet during surgery. This equipment minimises anaesthetic risk by providing early detection of any problems.
Preparation for your pet's general anaesthetic:
There are a few simple instructions to make when your pet is going to have an anaesthetic or sedation:
1. No food for 8hrs before admission to Hospital - your pet can have their evening meal the night before, but please take food away by 10pm-12 midnight.
2. Water must be provided through the night, especially for older animals and those with impaired kidney function. Water can be drunk right up until your pet leaves home to go to the clinic.
3. Admission to Hospital is at 8 am on the morning of surgery. For day procedures, discharge appointments are made after 4pm that afternoon. For more complex surgeries, or where the patient is required to stay in hospital for further treatment or monitoring, our staff will discuss the progress and plans for your pet.
Reducing anaesthetic risk:
Your pet will be examined thoroughly by a veterinarian before surgery.
All patients are on intravenous fluid therapy to maintain blood volume and perfusion to vital organs.
We use the best anaesthetic drugs.
We have state-of-the-art monitoring equipment including Blood pressure monitors, Pulse oximetry, Capnography and Respiration monitors.
We have dedicated surgical nurses to care for your pet constantly.
Pre anaesthetic blood and urine profiles can be performed days prior to the anaesthetic. This ensures we detect any abormalities that are not detectable on a physical examination which may be an anaesthetic risk.