When your pet is admitted to our hospital for a surgical
procedure, or in cases where anesthesia is necessary, this is the area they
where they are put under anesthesia and prepared for surgery. In most cases,
when a pet is first admitted, a "shot" of anesthesia is given that makes them
comfortable and sleepy. Once this takes effect, they are brought to the
surgical preparation area.
Next, your pet has a tube placed down through its mouth into
the trachea to help it breathe. Once this tube is in place, a combination of
anesthetic gasses and oxygen put your pet into a gentle, peaceful slumber.
During the entire time your pet is under anesthesia, it is constantly monitored
by computer that measures breathing, heart rate and respiratory conditions.
Your pet also has the constant attention and monitoring by one of our Veterinary
From here, the surgical site on the body is prepared. In most
cases, this means shaving off the hair and washing the area with antiseptic
agents to create a clean, hair free surgical site.