Our hospital offers gold standard anesthesia monitoring. Prior to anesthesia, your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination of your pet and may require them to have bloodwork in order to evaluate general organ health and suitability of anesthetic medications. While your pet is under anesthesia, he or she will have the undivided attention of a highly trained anesthesia nurse under the supervision of a boarded anesthesiologist. Your pet will be monitored in much the same way as a person undergoing anesthesia would be, with continuous monitoring of their blood pressure (direct and indirect), level of oxygen in the blood (SpO2), heart rate and rhythm (ECG), levels of carbon dioxide (ETCO2), and body temperature. After the procedure is completed, your pet will continue to have vital parameters monitored until he or she is fully recovered. At VCA Veterinary Referral Associates your pet will receive top level care, rest assured!