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Anaesthesia Care

Anaesthesia Care

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Better Pet Vets Andergrove
5 Central Drive
Andergrove
QLD 4740

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Phone:
07 4955 6000

Better Pet Vets Northern Beaches
Coles Complex, Northern Beaches Shopping Centre
Rural View
QLD 4740

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Phone:
1300 BETTER

Anaesthesia Care

Our staff of highly trained veterinarians and nurses provide surgical care from 2 sterile operating theatres, using the safest anaesthesia protocols, IV fluids, and equipment like electrocautery to minimize bleeding.  All of our surgical patients are treated according to our standards of care which includes a sterile pack of instruments for each and every patient, sterile drapes for each and every patient, and single use only disposables such as scalpel blades and suture material.  This standard of sterility and attention to detail means that we do not use routine antibiotic cover for surgical patients.  This is better for their health and improves their post operative recovery as their gastrointestinal flora is not disturbed.

All anaesthetised patients have a pre-operative health check, then are provided with analgesic and anxiety reducing medication.  An IV cannula is placed in their forearm to allow safe and comfortable IV access throughout their procedure and to allow IV Fluids to be given – this maintains blood pressure, improves tissue perfusion, improves post operative healing and minimizes post operative swelling and pain. It also improves anaesthesia recovery 

All patients vital parameters (Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, Temperature, and Blood Oxygen levels) are continuously monitored and recorded during anaesthesia.  Surgical Procedures taking longer than 30 minutes additionally have ECG and Blood Pressure monitoring.

Recovering patients are also closely monitored.  The procedure nurse stays with your pet, continuously monitoring and recording heart rate, oxygen saturation and respiratory rate until they are conscious, comforting them if they become anxious or confused during recovery until they are able to stand and walk again. 

Better Pet Vets Veterinary Practice has a fully equipped operating theatre including specialised lighting, patient warmers, electrocautery which minimises blood loss at surgery and vital signs monitoring equipment - which monitors heart and respiratory rates, blood oxygenation, blood pressures, body temperature throughout the procedure and continuous ECG to monitor the electrical activity of the heart.  The theatre is reserved for sterile surgical procedures only.

We have a separate area for 'wet' or non-sterile procedures such as dentistry to ensure the theatre remains clean and sterile.