Anesthesia at Clear Creek Animal Hospital
Every patient receiving anesthesia will receive a full physical exam. Bloodwork will be reviewed to evaluate liver and kidney function, as well as your pet’s overall health, and a personalized anesthetic plan is developed for each patient. We use the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety.
Your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, body temperature, oxygen level, and carbon dioxide levels will be continually supervised with human-grade monitors by a dedicated Certified Veterinary Technician. During recovery, your pet is kept warm and monitored until fully awake.
Intravenous and Inhalant Anesthesia
The sedation drugs available at Clear Creek Animal Hospital are safe to use in veterinary medicine and are the best available. Our anesthesia machines are state of the art, and supply the safest amount of inhalant anesthesia and oxygen.
Clear Creek Animal Hospital utilizes monitoring equipment constructed specifically for canine and feline patients by a human monitor manufacturer. Our monitors are hospital grade, and can be seen used on humans in most specialty surgery centers. Clear Creek Animal Hospital also utilizes our Certified Veterinary Technicians to ensure that your pet is in the best possible hands when they are under anesthesia.
Clear Creek Animal Hospital offers several kinds of sedation to ensure your pet is comfortable during their procedure with us. If our team is able to avoid administering general anesthesia for your pet’s procedure, we will do so by using injectable sedation medications. Blood work is required of these patients to screen for any abnormalities before chemical sedation is administered.
Common procedures that require Small to Moderate sedation:
- Wound Care
- Hematoma Drainage
- Fine Needle Aspirate
- Cryogenic Mass or Skin Tag Removal
If your pet requires sedation for other reasons, such as behavior or travel, we are here to answer any questions you may have.