Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

Anesthesia and patient monitoring varies greatly among clinics. When you choose your veterinarian, be sure to discuss the types of anesthetics used and the protocols for monitoring anesthesia, as this can have a huge impact on how well your pet handles any needed procedures. At Centennial Animal Hospital, your pet's health and safety are our first priority. We make every effort to use only the safest and most reliable anesthetic agents, and we tailor their use to your pet's age, weight, specise and breed. Our team members attend regular continuing education seminars to stay current on new developments in anesthesia and patient monitoring.

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    Sedation

    Tranquilization or sedation is used to calm an animal under various conditions. The animal remains awake or may ‘sleep’ but is easily aroused when stimulated. Pet owners frequently request sedation…

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    Patient Monitoring

    During and after general anesthesia, all our patients are monitored closely by a registered veterinary technician. In addition, we use special monitors that assess heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygenation,…

  • General Anesthesia

    A general anesthetic results in a loss of consciousness in the animal, a loss of sensation throughout the body, and a variable degree of pain control. Most general anesthetic procedures…

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    Local Anesthesia

    A local anesthetic causes a loss of sensation when injected or applied to a ‘local’ area. Some small surgical or diagnostic procedures may require a local anesthetic to perform. For…