Surgical Consent Form
Your pet is scheduled to undergo a procedure requiring general anesthesia. The safety of modern anesthesia has improved significantly with increased knowledge, modern equipment and monitors, and new anesthetic drugs; however, anesthesia can never be considered risk free.
All surgical patients receive pre-surgical blood work and a thorough exam to ensure the safest administration of an anesthetic protocol specific to your pet’s needs. Prior to every surgical procedure, an IV catheter will be placed in your pet’s leg to allow immediate access to your pet’s bloodstream for fluid administration during surgery. The IV catheter is also important if emergency administration of drugs is needed.
Each surgical patient will be prepared for surgery with advanced sterilization techniques. Blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, temperature, and many other parameters are closely monitored by a qualified technician who will be dedicated to your pet during and after each procedure.