Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

APPOINTMENT
We monitor your companion during all surgical procedures.
For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Our veterinary technicians are here to ensure that all procedures go as smoothly and safely as possible
General Anesthesia
For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we follow a specific anesthetic protocol, including monitoring vital signs during the procedure, to ensure the safety of our patients.

We begin most general anesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube.

Local Anesthesia
If your pet is having a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure performed, we sometimes use a local anesthetic to help control pain. For example, when we perform a biopsy (in which a small portion of tissue is surgically removed so it can be examined), we often use a local anesthetic. Local anesthetics cause a loss of sensation in the area where the procedure is being performed. We sometimes use a sedative and/or anxiolytic (anti-anxiety medication) in combination with the local anesthetic to keep pets calm during a procedure.
Patient Monitoring
We monitor our patients closely to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia. A veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk.
Our contact information is below!

Address

2106 W Old Spanish Trail
New Iberia, Louisiana, 70560
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Hours

Mon: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Tues: 7:00am – 7:30pm
Wed: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Thurs: 7:00am – 7:30pm
Fri: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

For after hours care, call our office number to have your call transferred to ER care.
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