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Santa Monica Pet Medical Center
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While most surgery is uneventful, emergencies rarely arise. Early detection of impending problems greatly aids our ability to intervene and correct the problem. An IV catheter will be placed prior to anesthesia induction. The IV catheter is our port for providing emergency drugs if there is an emergency. Having a catheter pre-placed is one of the most important procedures for safety. During anesthesia IV fluids will be administered to help maintain blood pressure, provide internal organ support and to help keep your pet from becoming dehydrated. During anesthesia, fluids are administered through specialized fluid pumps to give precise amounts of fluids. Warm air blankets (Bair huggers) keep our patients warm during anesthesia and speed recovery. A pre-anesthesia blood test can detect for hidden problems that could cause serious complications when the pet is under anesthesia or in surgery.  During the procedure your pet will be monitored in several ways. One of the best monitors is the surgeon because he is literally visualizing the blood in the circulatory system. Any change in the blood is readily noticed because pets that are breathing 100% oxygen should have bright red blood.  Also, we have an anesthetist nurse in the room monitoring anesthesia. She monitors oxygen flow and anesthetic settings on the precision vaporizer, along with heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, heart rhythm, blood pressure, and temperature. During anesthesia several monitors are used to track our patients' vital signs. An EKG records electrical activity of the heart. A Pulse-Oximeter monitors oxygen content of the blood and heart rate. An Apnea Monitor tracks respiration rate.
Veterinary Vital Signs Monitoring Our state of the art vital signs monitor allows our Veterinarians and technicians to evaluate your pet's vital organs. By monitoring for important parameters, we are able to predict problems before they can begin. This monitor allows us to evaluate heart rate, hearth rhythm (EKG), oxygen saturation (Pulse Oximetry), temperature, respiration rate. In addition, we have a EKG printer to document abnormal rhythms if they develop. This state of the art monitor allows us to run a very successful anesthesia program.
Esophageal Stethoscope Our anesthetist technician also uses an esophageal stethoscope to listen to the heart. This sensitive instrument is passed into your pet's esophagus while under anesthesia and placed right at the level of the heart, thus greatly enhancing our ability to hear the heart and detect any problems.

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Santa Monica Veterinarians Mary Isaacs DVM, Anthony George DVM, Michael Yuan DVM, Annie Hernandez DVM, Reshma Bijlani DVM, Amelia Harris DVM, Helene Tolliver DVM,
Veterinary Anesthesia
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While most surgery is uneventful, emergencies rarely arise. Early detection of impending problems greatly aids our ability to intervene and correct the problem. An IV catheter will be placed prior to anesthesia induction. The IV catheter is our port for providing emergency drugs if there is an emergency. Having a catheter pre-placed is one of the most important procedures for safety. During anesthesia IV fluids will be administered to help maintain blood pressure, provide internal organ support and to help keep your pet from becoming dehydrated. During anesthesia, fluids are administered through specialized fluid pumps to give precise amounts of fluids. Warm air blankets (Bair huggers) keep our patients warm during anesthesia and speed recovery. A pre-anesthesia blood test can detect for hidden problems that could cause serious complications when the pet is under anesthesia or in surgery.  During the procedure your pet will be monitored in several ways. One of the best monitors is the surgeon because he is literally visualizing the blood in the circulatory system. Any change in the blood is readily noticed because pets that are breathing 100% oxygen should have bright red blood.  Also, we have an anesthetist nurse in the room monitoring anesthesia. She monitors oxygen flow and anesthetic settings on the precision vaporizer, along with heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, heart rhythm, blood pressure, and temperature. During anesthesia several monitors are used to track our patients' vital signs. An EKG records electrical activity of the heart. A Pulse-Oximeter monitors oxygen content of the blood and heart rate. An Apnea Monitor tracks respiration rate.
Veterinary Vital Signs Monitoring Our state of the art vital signs monitor allows our Veterinarians and technicians to evaluate your pet's vital organs. By monitoring for important parameters, we are able to predict problems before they can begin. This monitor allows us to evaluate heart rate, hearth rhythm (EKG), oxygen saturation (Pulse Oximetry), temperature, respiration rate. In addition, we have a EKG printer to document abnormal rhythms if they develop. This state of the art monitor allows us to run a very successful anesthesia program.
Esophageal Stethoscope Our anesthetist technician also uses an esophageal stethoscope to listen to the heart. This sensitive instrument is passed into your pet's esophagus while under anesthesia and placed right at the level of the heart, thus greatly enhancing our ability to hear the heart and detect any problems.
Santa Monica Veterinarian Reshma Bijlani DVM
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