Anesthesia

Encina Veterinary Hospital prides itself on being a leader in the field of Anesthesia for over 35 years. Our employees frequently educate surrounding hospitals on advances in techniques and protocols. We take great pride in the highest possible level of care given to our anesthesia patients.

All of pre-anesthetic patients receive pre-operative testing including a physical exam, blood work, and review of medical history by our doctors and the anesthetic veterinary technician specialist to develop an individualized anesthetic protocol for each patient. Our anesthesia protocols always include pain management before, during, and after any surgical procedures. During anesthesia, all patients are vigilantly monitored by a licensed veterinary technician to assess oxygen levels, carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and rhythm, and anesthetic levels.

Recovery after anesthesia occurs in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where both patient safety and comfort level are the priorities. Pain medications and post-operative treatments are adjusted and tailored to meet the needs of each patient around the clock. Our knowledgeable, dedicated staff will go the extra mile to provide your pet with individualized care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Upon discharge from the hospital, the doctor or staff member will review all discharge instructions and pain management plans with you. After your pet goes home, if you have any questions regarding any of the instructions, medications, or have any concerns, please call any time – we are here 24 hours a day to help! Call (925) 937-5000.

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