Whenever your pet is anesthetized in our hospital, there is a board certified veterinarian or highly trained anesthesia technician monitoring your pet’s vital signs. We monitor many characteristics of your pet throughout anesthesia administration, including:

  • Respiration
  • Heart rate and pulse strength
  • Capillary refill time
  • Mucous membrane color
  • Arterial blood pressure (direct and indirect)
  • Central venous pressure
  • Arterial and venous blood gases
  • Body temperature
  • Acid-base and electrolyte balance
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Electrocardiography
  • Echocardiography