The anaesthesia department provides services for all areas of the hospital, anaesthetising a wide variety of animals for a variety of different procedures. The advanced techniques utilised by the other areas of the hospital require advanced anaesthesia techniques and sophisticated monitoring to provide the best possible patient care.
We also provide anaesthesia for the more routine procedure and are also responsible for the provision of analgesia for surgical and nonsurgical patients with the philosophy that no animal should be left in pain.
Our patients are monitored at all times through their entire procedure from preparation through to recovery where they are placed in a quiet, warm environment with heating provided as required.
It is the objective of the anaesthesia unit to provide the best possible management of all the animals which come into our care and we utilise a wide range of monitoring equipment to assist us in this task with the ability to monitor blood pressure both directly and indirectly, ETCO2, SpO2, ECG, etc depending on the requirements of the patient.
Advanced techniques include neuromuscular blockade and loco-regional anaesthesia. We are also equipped with ventilators to allow mechanical ventilation of our patients when required.