The Anaesthesia and Analgesia team works closely with and provides support for all other disciplines in the hospital. The service is led by specialist anaesthetists with the assistance of our highly trained and experienced nursing team.
We use an extensive range of monitoring equipment and facilities for the delivery of safer anaesthesia.
All anaesthetic stations are equipped with multi-parameter monitors, and patients are closely monitored throughout anaesthesia and into recovery.
Our aim is to make the process of sedation, anaesthesia and recovery as safe as possible. All patients will be assessed and given the best possible anaesthesia and analgesia plan for their particular condition.
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 their 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.