Astoria Veterinary Group is proud of our anesthetics and monitoring equipment.

Procedures done on small animals are challenging for a variety of reasons, one being that they often don’t want to be still while doctors and staff are trying to help the animal. They also have a level of stress that comes from being in an unfamiliar environment. The use of anesthesia is a beneficial way to give pets the care they need.

Types of Anesthetics Used at Astoria Veterinary Group

Local anesthetics – to block pain and feeling to a certain area.
Injectable anesthetics – can be used to keep a patient asleep during surgery, but are more commonly given to start the anesthesia process.
Gas anesthesia – After patients are asleep from injectable anesthetics, we switch them to a gas anesthetic. We do this because it is very safe and we can easily change the depth of anesthesia with the turn of a dial. Patients also wake up faster so they are ready to go home relatively quickly.

Anesthetic Monitoring Equipment

We are very vigilant with our surgical patients. We use anesthetic monitoring equipment to ensure that our surgical patients are doing well during surgery. We use our equipment to closely track your pet’s vital signs, including heart beats, blood oxygenation, and breathing patterns. With our anesthetic monitoring equipment, we are better able to notice any subtle changes, allowing us to keep your pet safer during anesthesia.

We work hard to make sure our patients do well under anesthesia. We watch them closely to ensure they are breathing normally. We also hook them up to monitoring equipment so we can monitor them even more precisely. This equipment tracks vital signs, like heart rate, blood oxygenation, and even their breathing. With this equipment, we are able to notice the smallest changes, allowing us to keep your pet safe.

If you have any concerns about anesthesia for your pet, we would be happy to speak with you and assuage any fears you may have.

If you have any questions about our anesthetics or monitoring equipment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (718) 777-0100.