is something we take seriously, and we take all precautions to have a safe and smooth anesthetic time and recovery. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork can be performed the same day as the anesthesia procedure. This is important to determine metabolic and organ health prior to anesthetic medications. An IV catheter is used and your pet is able to have IV fluids with a fluid pump and an IV fluid warmer during the entire procedure. This also allows us to give IV medications if necessary. Anesthetic medications are tailored to the individual and include both injectable and inhalant medications. Our monitoring equipment includes blood pressure, ECG, capnography (CO2) and pulse oximetry, and we will have a veterinary assistant with your pet during and after the procedure. Your pet is kept warm during procedures with a heated water blanket. Certain anesthetic medications will continue to provide pain control after the patient recovers from anesthesia; we also have the ability to provide additional pain relief through injectable medications to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible.