Your pet will be admitted to our hospital between 8am and 9am in the morning. The admission process may be completed by a nurse or by a vet. Your pet’s vital signs will be checked, and you will be asked a few questions prior to the admission being completed. This is to ensure that your pet is fit and well enough for an anaesthetic, and the procedure to be performed with minimal risks.
After admission, your pet will have blood drawn for pre-anaesthetic testing (if you have elected this option) and have an intravenous catheter placed in preparation for the procedure.
A pre-medication will be administered to provide light sedation and pre-emptive pain relief. This pre-medication helps to improve the smoothness of the anaesthetic induction and recovery.
An anaesthetic induction agent is given intravenously, and will cause your pet to fall asleep in a controlled manner. An endotracheal tube is passed into the airway to ensure that oxygen can move freely with each breath. Anaesthetic gas is combined with oxygen and is given via the endotracheal tube. As your pet breathes, the anaesthetic gas ensures that your pet stays comfortably asleep and pain-free.