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Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Pet owners are usually concerned about the risks of general anaesthesia or worry about the side effects of sedative drugs.

Whatever the procedure may be, leaving his or her pet at the vets can be very stressful to the owners. This stress can be significant, particularly if their animal is in pain. It is our duty to earn their trust by answering their questions, allaying their fears and providing their pets with the best standard of care veterinary medicine can offer.

Pain management is also an integral part of our daily work; pain scoring systems validated for dogs and cats are used to aid recognition of acute pain and to guide pain management for all our patients.

Meet the Anaesthesia & Analgesia Team

The Anaesthesia and Analgesia service at Pride Veterinary Centre is led by four Anaesthetists, all trained under the guidelines of the European or American Colleges of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA or ACVAA). Two dedicated Anaesthesia Interns and a team of experienced Nurses support the service under direct supervision. As a team, we offer anaesthesia and sedation tailored to each patient.

Our Anaesthesia & Analgesia Team includes: 

Ana del Alamo Foster MS DipACVAA MRCVS American Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Sanne Melis MVB DipECVAA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Sayaka Okushima BVetMed BSc DipECVAA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Hayley Ronaldson BSc(Hons) BVetMed MVetMed MRCVS

Anaesthesia & Analgesia Facilities

Every anaesthesia station at Pride Veterinary Centre is equipped with an anaesthesia machine and a multi-parametric monitor. This includes the MRI and CT suites.

Equipment used daily by the anaesthesia service include:

  • Mechanical ventilators capable of providing PEEP and assisted ventilation
  • Nerve stimulator-locator (nerve electrolocation locoregional block and neuromuscular blockade monitoring)
  • Doppler ultrasound devices
  • Syringe and fluid pumps
  • HotDog warming machines.

Our facilities and state-of-the-art equipment help us carry out anaesthesia during difficult surgeries and complicated cases in intensive care but our true strength is our amazing team. Good teamwork, forward thinking attitude, and eagerness to learn and improve help drive the team to higher standards.

Animals suffering from chronic pain may take advantage of the Pain Clinic service offered every Monday. Please contact us on 01332 548911 for further information.


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