Anesthesia
Anesthesia
Our doctors perform a complete physical exam the
morning of the procedure on every anesthetic
patient. We have an in-house lab to perform organ
function tests to help detect any underlying medical
conditions that could affect the anesthetic procedure.
Anesthetic protocols and pre-emptive pain
management protocols are designed for each
individual pet.  Patients undergoing general anesthesia
are induced with propofol, intubated and maintained
with isoflurane. IV catheters are recommended for all
pets undergoing anesthesia.
The IV catheter allows to doctor to administer IV fluids
during the procedure as well as allowing an easy port
to administer drugs in the event of an anesthetic
emergency. It is critical that vital signs are monitored
during anesthesia. Technology allows for us to
monitor many things such as ECG, pulse oximetry,
capnography, blood pressure and temperature but it
still does not replace the human eye.  Our hospital
utilizes a combination of an anesthetic monitoring
machine (Scil 5) and a veterinary nurse to monitor
anesthesia while the doctor performs the procedure.
Curtsinger Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital serving Indian Land, Fort Mill, Charlotte, Ballantyne, Waxhaw and Sun City.
It received the #1 Veterinarian by the Fort Mill Times and the Best Animal Hospital by the Indian Land Carolina Gateway.
"Quality Care at a Small Town Value"
Curtsinger Animal Hospital
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