Our hospital offers comprehensive animal 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 be monitored in much the same way as a person undergoing anesthesia would be. This monitoring includes listening to your pet's heart and lungs, assessing depth of anesthesia, using computerized monitoring equipment to constantly assess your pet's blood pressure, level of blood oxygen, end tidal carbon dioxide, heart rate and rhythm (EKG), and temperature. Your pet will also receive analgesic medications to ensure a pain-free procedure. After the procedure is completed, your pet will continue to have vital parameters monitored until he or she is fully recovered from anesthesia and will continue to be treated pre-emptively for pain. Trained technicians act alongside veterinarians to ensure that your pet's procedure goes smoothly.