Anesthetic Safety

If surgery is suggested, you can feel comfortable knowing that our hospital only administers anesthesia in the utmost safe and cautious manner.

Your pet's safety is always our primary concern whenever anesthesia is involved. Our veterinarians tailor the anesthetic procedure to fit the needs of each patient. Your pet's vital signs are monitored during general anesthesia and continuously throughout the surgical process including:

  • Oxygen level in the blood
  • Heart rate
  • Blood Pressure
  • Respiratory rate
  • Temperature

Pre-surgical blood work is recommended for all pets receiving general anesthesia, which provides a vital check on the health of a patient and determines whether they are an appropriate candidate for surgery. Testing allows us to diagnose and treat previously undetected medical problems and also can assist us in determining the appropriate anesthetic.

Depending on the urgency of the condition, abnormalities are addressed, drug selections are modified and in some cases surgeries may be delayed or even canceled if the veterinarian deems necessary.

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My dogs have been patients at Oak Ridge Animal Clinic for many years. Their staff is professional, friendly and caring. Their first concern is the health and well being of the pet. I can highly recommend them!
- Mrs. Judy Wells
Oak Ridge
During office hours ORAC is capable of handling pet emergencies. However, for after-hours emergencies we refer our clients to Emergency Pet Care of Texas (832.521.8521).