Most pets don’t enjoy a trip to the vet. For this reason, sometimes they need to be sedated—both for their own and the veterinarian’s safety—during even relatively simple procedures. Anything from performing a thorough exam to major surgery may require anesthesia. Anesthetic agents may be injected under the skin, inhaled or administered intravenously. Once the your pet is anesthetized, our technician will continue to carefully monitor blood pressure, heart rate, ECG, oxygen saturation, and end-tidal carbon dioxide levels with the help of sophisticated monitors and sensors. Fluids are administered intravenously in many cases.