At VCA PetCare West, we use only the safest anesthetics. Doctors and nurses monitor vital signs such as your pet’s heartbeat, oxygen level, and blood pressure during surgery. After surgery, patients awaken in our critical care unit where they are monitored and kept warm and comfortable. A nurse is present during the entire recovery process to ensure the safety of your pet. They are closely monitored through the day and night by our 24-hour doctor and nursing staff, a service rarely available elsewhere. Keeping our patients comfortable and alleviating pain leads to a speedier recovery.