Pre-anesthetic blood work is performed to ensure that your pet is metabolically healthy to undergo anesthesia. In addition, an EKG may be performed for cardiac patients and senior pets to check for any underlying rhythm disturbances. Once a complete physical examination is performed and all pre-surgical testing reviewed, your pet will be prepped for surgery. All medications given are tailored to your pet based on their weight, age, health and past history. Each pet is attached to our anesthesia monitoring equipment and is observed by a licensed veterinary technician. Advanced anesthetic monitoring includes a system that monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, electrocardiography, temperature, and pulse oximetery. These parameters are continuously monitored and recorded while your pet is under anesthesia.