Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital performs a wide variety of surgeries ranging from ovariohysterectomies to canine total hip replacements. We use a variety of methods to keep pets safe during anesthesia and minimize risks.
All Patients undergoing anesthesia will recieve:
- Pre-Anesthetic Exam- Examination performed by a veterinarian prior to administering anesthesia.
- Pre-Anesthetic Blood work- Blood work tells us how your pet is doing on the inside prior to administering anesthesia to help minimize unseen risks.
- IV Catheters- All patients under anesthesia will have an IV catheter placed. This allows for administration of fluids, pain medication and, in emergencies, life-saving medications.
- Surgical Monitoring- Consistent monitoring of blood pressure, oxygen level, heart and respiratory rate during procedure.
- Warm Air System- patients are placed on or around warm air cushions during procedures to help maintain a safe body temperature as anesthesia lowers this.
- Warming Kennel System- After anesthetic procedures, patients are placed in a warming kennel until they are able to maintain a safe regular body temperature.
- Pain Management- Patients are administered pain medications in anticipation and prevention of pain through pre-procedure injections, IV medications and/or pain patches placed prior to waking. Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital follows the AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Cats and Dogs.