General anaesthesia and sedation are necessary to perform certain procedures on our patients. It is also something that many pet owners worry about.

When performed to the highest standards, the safety profile of veterinary anaesthesia is similar to that of human hospitals.

We only recommend a general anaesthetic when it is really needed, and there will always be a registered veterinary nurse monitoring your pet under anaesthetic using high tech monitoring equipment.

Prior to anaesthesia, we account for your pets age and any medical issues they may have.

Pre anaesthetic blood testing provides more information on anaesthetic risk and is recommended before most procedures.

To make a safe anaesthetic safer we recommend putting our patients on IV fluids the day of the procedure. This keeps the blood pressure up during the anaesthetic and helps reduce the hangover effect after the procedure.

cat prepared for surgery

Any of the information here can be discussed with one of our team at any time.