At Flannery Animal Hospital we take extra measures to minimize the inherent risks of anesthesia. Every animal undergoing surgery is consistently monitored by their assigned Licensed Veterinary Technician who observes reflexes, heart rate and respiratory rate. Additionally, the technician works with the surgeon to monitor several devices that measure and record various physiologic levels in the anesthetized animal.
- A Pulse oximeter measures the oxygen saturation and heartbeat during anesthesia.
- The heart and respiratory rate are measured by an electrocardiogram.
- We also do continuous blood pressure monitoring which is important because it can be one of the first parameters to change as the status of your pets response to the anesthesia changes.