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Anesthesia

Special equipment and services
  • Multiple board certified anesthesiologists with over 50 years of combined experience
  • All technicians are nationally certified; several are additionally specialty-qualified by the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (VTS-Anesthesia)
  • Personnel available 24/7/365 for emergency procedures
  • Individually tailored anesthetic plan for each patient
  • Each patient is continuously monitored throughout the anesthetic period by dedicated personnel; detailed anesthetic records are completed for each patient, becoming a permanent part of the patient?s medical record
  • Variety of pain management techniques including routine premedication, epidurals, epidural catheters, constant rate infusions, transdermal fentanyl and/or lidocaine, local/regional blocks and postoperative analgesic recommendations
  • Routine use of all modern inhalants, including sevoflurane and isoflurane
  • Regular use of a multitude of injectable anesthetics, analgesics and other supportive medications
  • Ability and desire, to work with cases requiring unique care (difficult airways, sepsis, profound volume loss, icterus, diaphragmatic hernias, malignant hyperthermia, etc)
  • Routine peripheral venous catheterization in all patients
  • Wide variety of intravenous fluid therapy options, including replacement crystalloids, artificial colloids, blood substitutes, concentrated human albumin, species specific plasma, packed red cells and whole blood
  • Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring for every patient
  • Pulse oximetry widely utilized to monitor for hypoxemia
  • Blood pressure monitoring (direct and/or indirect) for every patient, as hypotension is the single most frequent complication of general anesthesia
  • Arterial catheterization to allow direct blood pressure monitoring, blood gas monitoring and easy sampling
  • Central venous catheterization to allow for repeated venous blood sampling, central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring and automated central venous waveform analysis
  • Intraoperative and postoperative forced warm air blankets and water circulating heating pads to prevent and/or treat perioperative hypothermia
  • Esophageal temperature monitoring
  • End tidal gas monitoring, including ETCO2, to allow screening for hypoventilation
  • Neuromuscular blockade monitoring equipment, for appropriate cases
  • Ascending and descending mechanical ventilators
  • Ability to deliver a mixture of inhaled gases, such as nitrous oxide and oxygen, for appropriate patients
  • Active, centralized waste gas scavenging, in addition to passive systems used during patient transport
  • Point of care packed cell, total protein and glucose monitoring
  • Hoist/sling system for large animal recovery
  • Padded equine induction and recovery stalls
  • Hydraulic lift table for large animal surgical proceduresd

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