Anesthesia: Pre-surgical blood tests and physical exam will enable us to assess and minimize the risk of anesthesia to your pet.
Monitoring: To minimize anesthesia risk, we monitor the heart, blood pressure, respiration rates, temperature, and oxygenation.
Catheterization: For sterility, hair will be shaved over a vein on the leg so that an intravenous catheter (I.V.) can be placed. Blood pressure may lower during anesthetic procedures and fluid therapy aids in supporting your pet’s internal organ systems. It also allows immediate access to the vascular system in case of an emergency.
Pain Management may be necessary for some dental procedures. The doctor will administer pain medications according to your pet’s needs, which can be an additional fee ranging from $20.00 to $50.00.
Antibiotics are an additional fee ranging from $20.00 to $75.00 and may be prescribed by Dr. Smith for your pet’s oral hygiene needs.
Pre-Op Bloodwork: Blood work is required for any patient going under anesthesia to ensure that kidney and liver function is adequate to process and eliminate anesthesia.
Please note: Additional surgical options will require an addition consent form to be signed.