Veterinary Medical Associates is committed to making anesthesia as safe as possible for every patient.
•Procedures and anesthetic agents are kept up to date with current recommendations and protocols.
•Our equipment is state-of-the-art.
•Our anesthetic machines are inspected semi-annually by a certified anesthesia technician.
•Each anesthetic machine is equipped with a delivery system providing one of the safest inhalation anesthesia available.
•Each anesthetic machine is equipped with a ventilator system which breathes for the patient throughout the duration of the procedure. This provides a significant benefit to the patient by constantly maintaining good air exchange and oxygenation.
•Continued education is constantly pursued by all of the staff in the field of anesthesia.
All patients under anesthesia are placed on a heated circulating water blanket and covered throughout the procedure to maintain proper body temperature. During post-operative recovery, each patient is placed on a padded absorbent mat and covered with a towel until fully recovered.
Peri-operative (during surgery) and post-operative pain control (analgesia) is a very important part of any surgical or dental procedure which could cause the patient discomfort. Our patients can’t tell us whether they hurt. We are committed to, do not compromise on, and make analgesia mandatory whenever indicated. Pain control is provided by:
• Injectable medications given during and after surgical procedures.
•Various medicines given orally.
Our facility is equipped with modern state-of -the-art monitoring systems which enable us to constantly evaluate the patient’s status throughout the anesthetic procedure. Our monitoring systems provide information on the following:
•Pulse oximetry (hemoglobin oxygen saturation)
•Core body temperature
Most importantly, our staff is made up of highly qualified, conscientious caring veterinary technicians and assistants with many years of experience in the veterinary profession. They consider anesthesia and recovery a very important responsibility.