Anesthetic Monitoring

While your pet is anesthetized we have a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) who is continuously monitoring your pet. Our most valuable monitor is our technician. She will listen to your pet’s heart, and monitor breathing and temperature while your pet is anesthetized.

Have a look at some of our monitoring equipment:

Vmed PC Pet Guard Wireless Monitor

anesWhile your pet is asleep, the Vmed monitors their ECG (rate and rhythm of the heart), temperature, respiration rate, SPO2 (this is the saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen) along with CO2 – (end tidal of carbon dioxide – this tells us if your pet’s carbon dioxide level is increasing, which happens if they are not breathing deeply enough). The values that the Vmed records are automatically transferred to your pet’s file so we have a very detailed report of your pet’s vitals during the procedure.

Blood Pressure Monitor

This is a critical piece of information. If your pet’s blood pressure is too low then blood flow to certain organs will decrease. If that occurs during surgery we are able to correct things by adjusting anesthetic depth, increasing fluids during surgery and even at times we will need to administer medication to correct the pressures.

Ultrasonic Doppler

This is a vital piece of equipment for our exotic species. It allows us to hear the heart on our small pets when they are having procedures done.

  • Sedation
  • Local Anesthesia
  • General Anesthesia