Fraser Valley Animal Hospital

2633 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3E2


General Anesthesia

Having to put your pet under general anesthetic always makes an owner nervous and understandably so! We take the responsibility of keeping your pet safe under general anesthetic seriously and have a qualified person monitoring your pet during the entire procedure. In order to keep your pet safe, we monitor your pet’s heart and respiration as well as their temperature and blood pressure. All pets are kept warm during surgery with a Bair hugger, which uses warm air and thus will not result in thermal burns.

It is strongly recommended that prior to anesthetic blood work is done on your pet. Though pets may appear healthy, minor changes in the kidneys or liver may only show up in blood tests, and these results can help us choose appropriate drugs when administering anesthetic.