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Authorization for Anesthesia, Surgery and Pre-Anesthetic Testing

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  • Pre-Anesthetic Testing

    Before placing your pet under anesthesia, a veterinarian will perform a complete physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that could complicate the procedure and compromise the health of your pet. Because there is always the possibility a physical exam alone will not identify all of your pet's health problems we recommend running a pre-anesthetic profile to assess your pet's organ function, prior to anesthesia. We also perform an EKG to make sure your pet’s heart is in good condition to be placed under anesthesia. Pets over 4 are required to have pre-anesthetic bloodwork
  • I.V. Catheter/Fluids

    When an animal is placed under anesthetic many problems could arise. An intravenous catheter will be placed to help in case problems were to arise while under anesthesia. Placing an I.V. catheter and running fluids will help to keep the blood pressure at a more controlled level as well as keep access to a vein available if medications or lifesaving drugs need to be administered. If your pet is having any elective surgery performed (spay, neuter, dental) an IV catheter is included in your surgery cost. **If your pet is having any non-elective procedure performed there is a $38 charge for IV catheter with fluids.
    (We ask that you would please be available if you check yes. It is very important to get a timely response because of your pet being under anesthesia)
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