Anesthesia

The number one question we get asked when a pet needs surgery or a dental cleaning is:

Is anesthesia safe?

Our answer is yes, the anesthesia provided by Somerset Veterinary Hospital is the safest available. Dr. Felz has completed extensive anesthesia training and is committed to administering anesthesia on an individual basis, ensuring that each pet receives the exact dosage that is appropriate for them. One-size-fits-all anesthesia is where the danger starts, and Somerset Veterinary Hospital uses only individualized plans for each patient.

Monitoring an Anesthetized Procedure

At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment in combination with our individualized anesthetic plans to ensure that your pet has the safest procedure possible. Every one of our surgical patients is monitored for:

  • Heart rate
  • Respiratory rate
  • Body temperature
  • SPO2
  • ETCO2
  • EKG
  • Blood pressure

Our monitoring is above and beyond what many veterinary practices offer their patients, but that is why we provide such detailed care. We know that this is the best way to ensure your pet’s safety throughout the entire procedure.

Many pet owners have fears associated with anesthesia, and we are sympathetic to those concerns. In the past, and in some veterinary hospitals that have not adopted newer and safer processes, these dangers are a valid concern. At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we do all we can to make anesthesia as safe as possible, and we would be glad to tell you more about our processes. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns, and we’ll be glad to set your mind at ease.