Whether for routine surgery or in more of an emergency situation, it is always a worrying time for a pet owner when a general anaesthetic is required. As with humans, every general anaesthetic carries some risk to the patient. At Bromyard Vets, we use modern drugs and techniques and have a full range of monitoring equipment to do all we can to minimise this risk.

All of our patients are risk assessed and our anaesthetic protocols are tailored to the individual and their needs.

All patients undergo complex monitoring while under general anaesthetic. This includes ECG, capnography (To monitor breathing and metabolic function) and blood pressure as well as more basic monitoring of heart rate and temperature.

Every anaesthetised patient is assigned a Registered Veterinary Nurse who is constantly monitoring the patient’s vital parameters and steering them safely through the anaesthetic. All of our nurses are highly trained and Lisa our Nurse Manager holds a Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia.

We have recently invested in a state of the art patient warming system to prevent patients becoming cold whilst anaesthetised, which ultimately leads to a faster recovery time from anaesthetic.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding anaesthesia, please contact one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses at the surgery.