Many procedures in veterinary medicine require general anesthesia. While there are always risks involved with anesthesia, we do everything we can to anticipate and reduce these risks. Pre-anesthetic blood-work offers us a picture of an animal’s organ function and therefore allows us to assess the body’s ability to metabolize anesthetic drugs. Placing an intravenous (IV) catheter allows us fast access for the delivery of emergency drugs. An IV catheter also acts as a port for the continuous delivery of IV fluids that fortify the anesthetized animal’s cardiovascular system. Most importantly, a trained assistant continuously monitors every anesthetized animal until they are fully recovered. Each surgery is skillfully performed by one of our veterinarians. We make it a priority to call owners as soon as the surgery is completed and the animal is recovered and alert.