The Unit for Anaesthesiology of the Small Animal Clinic provides safe, professional, and individually tailored anaesthesia for each animal for surgical, dental, and diagnostic procedures.
Staff at the unit are trained in anaesthesia for animals with high anaesthesia risk, which allows the surgical team to safely perform lengthy challenging procedures in severely ill animals, and young and old animals. They are also trained in anaesthesia for cats and dogs which, due to the breed specialities, require a special approach (cats and dogs with brachycephalic syndrome, greyhounds, large and miniature dog breeds, etc.). Particular attention is paid to intensive care of animals that have undergone operations as well as pain management. Advice is also offered for the treatment of chronic pain.
The clinic is equipped with six inhalers with sevoflurane and isoflurane vaporisers. Standard non-invasive monitoring of animals during anaesthesia involves measurement of anaesthetic concentrations, capnometry, pulse oximetry, ECG, non-invasive measurement of arterial pressure and body temperature. In animals with high anaesthesia risk, direct arterial pressure, central venous pressure and urine production are additionally measured, gas arterial blood tests are performed, and muscle relaxation is monitored.
Animals are always supervised during anaesthesia by one of the trained veterinarians in the Unit for Anaesthesiology. It is not necessary to make an appointment since appointments for the appropriate procedure that requires general anaesthesia are made in other units.