Balanced Anesthesia provides your pet with a combination of medications tailored to meet you individual needs. Receiving a combination of medications allows your pet to require smaller doses of each medication, greatly reducing the chance of an adverse event.
Surgery assistant is a veterinary nurse who is trained to perform anesthesia responsibilities. The nurse's responsibilities include monitoring your pet throughout the procedure, adjusting medications based on your pet's vital signs, and ensuring your pet remains safe and stable throughout the procedure.
At VCT the doctor will monitor your pet while a dental cleaning is performed and only a doctor will do extractions.
Monitoring equipment adds an additional layer of protection. Various equipment is used to monitor your pet's blood pressure, heart rhythm, body temperature, oxygenation, breathing and heart rate.
Blood pressure has been shown to be one of the most important elements of monitoring for your pet's safety. The goal is to address problems as they arise and not after they have become severe. Monitoring is crucial to the process.
A warming unit and warm blankets prevent your pet from getting cold during the procedure.
Intravenous (I.V.) fluids are delivered throughout the procedure to maintain blood pressure, support kidney function, and speed the recovery process. Another critical component in reducing risk to your pet!
We prevent surgical pain through the use of local anesthesia before any incision is made or catheter is placed.
Sterile surgical gown, gloves, mask, and cap
New sterile suture and blades are always used for soft tissue surgery.
All instruments are cleaned and autoclaved. We do not use cold sterilization which is inferior to an autoclave process.
An endotracheal tube is placed in the trachea (windpipe) to deliver oxygen and anesthetic gas, and to protect the lungs for aspiration of liquids. It is also essential if in an emergency, we need to breathe for the patient. Yet another critical component to reducing risk!