Anesthesia and Pain Control Services
Careful monitoring of patients undergoing anesthesia is done with high tech monitoring devices that calculate each patient’s vital signs. Modern anesthetic treatment plans often call for the use of a combination of injectable, inhalant and local anesthesia to ensure the com- fort of patients before, during and after their procedures.
A multi-faceted approach to anesthesia and pain management includes the use of locoregional, or local anesthesia. The administration of pain relieving medications to specific nerves or across a region of the body provides long-lasting pain relief and can reduce the amount of general anesthesia required during a procedure. Some examples of local anesthesia are:
- Local or Infiltration Anesthesia
- Intravenous Regional Anesthesia
- Peripheral Nerve (Plexus) Blocks
- Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia
- Regional Infusion Catheters
In many cases, conditions resulting in acute or chronic pain can bene t from treatment by a veterinarian with advanced knowledge and training in pain management.
Our board-certified anesthesiologists use a combination of medications, both traditional and integrative therapies, including acupuncture to achieve maximum patient comfort and an overall improvement in each individual patient’s quality of life.
Our highly competent anesthesia team administers and monitors anesthesia tailored to your pet and the specific procedure. Working together with other MedVet specialty teams and as a partner to your family veterinarian, we ensure the best anesthesia experience for every patient.
Monitoring is critical to maintain the comfort and safety of each patient. We utilize state-of-the-art monitoring techniques, including:
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Temperature monitoring
- Respiratory monitoring
- Arterial blood gas evaluation
- Fluid and electrolyte monitoring
- Neuro-muscular blockade monitoring