General Anesthesia

GeneralAnesthesia

For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we follow a specific anesthetic protocol, including monitoring vital signs during the procedure, to ensure the safety of our patients.

We begin most general anesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet receiving general anesthesia or about the procedure for which your pet is scheduled.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

Emergency Process
In the event your pet has an emergent event, call the clinic at 973-228-4444 to see if the doctors are there to assist you. If they are not available please leave a message on the answering machine. We may be treating a pet or possible already involved in a surgical emergency. We will call you back! If you do not get a call back within 5 minutes, or your pet's emergent need is life threatening, call the emergency clinic and inform them of your emergency and make your way there. The phone number is 973-226-3282; The address is 1237 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004. The link on my webite site for the AERC will give you directions on mapquest. In the event you use the emergency clinic, please leave a message on my answering machine in order that I can follow your pet's condition and follow up.