No one likes the thought of their pet under going surgery but there are certain problems and routine procedures which require surgical intervention. There have been many recent advances in veterinary medicine and surgery. Diagnostics, anaesthesia, monitoring and surgical techniques have been developed to help ensure your pets recovery.

We use many of the same anaesthetic agents that are used in human surgery.

Why do we recommend Preanaesthetic Testing?

Preanaesthetic testing is often recommended to help us uncover any problems not readily apparent. Preanaesthetic testing helps us understand whether your pet’s vital organs are functioning properly, which can help us create an individualised anaesthetic plan for your pet and avoid potential complications during surgery. Certain conditions are especially risky for pets under anaesthesia, and preanaesthetic blood work can show if there are any hidden or undetected health problems. Preanaesthetic testing establishes a baseline for their individual health, which is also helpful for future reference.

What's involved for your pet?

We closely monitor your pet’s heart, lungs and other vital functions. We may recommend intravenous catheterisation and fluid therapy for some patients. A decision is made for each individual patient usually after the results of any pre-anaesthetic blood tests are available. These represent our normal protocols. We seek to provide high standards of quality veterinary care and will not lower them for any reason.

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