Anaesethetic services with Dr. Kieren are available on request, or if specially recommended, for at-risk patients within VSH. Dr. Kieren also provides mobile anaesthetic services for patients of our referring veterinarian community.
When we care for your pet during an anaesthetic we start with a thorough pre anaesthetic assessment to help us identify and plan to manage any risks. We ensure that your pet is physically stable and in the best possible condition before proceeding.
During the anaesthetic your pet will have a dedicated, highly skilled veterinarian to manage their care from start to recovery. This happens in much the same way as for a human patient undergoing anaesthesia.
A high level of care is especially beneficial and often essential for animals undergoing a complicated procedure, for animals that may be unwell or have had difficult anaesthetics previously.
We stay with your pet until they are fully recovered from the effects of the anaesthetic and are always available for advice should any unexpected problems occur following recovery.
Veterinary anaesthesiologists are able to provide an excellent level of analgesia (pain relief) for your pet both during a surgery and in the recovery phase.
We can also advise on the treatment of chronic pain: conditions such as osteoarthritis or joint disease and the pain associated with some forms of cancer. We can comprehensively assess your pet and tailor a plan to suit their specific needs.
Our approach is a balanced one, utilising traditional veterinary medicine, acupuncture, physiotherapy and lifestyle adjustment. Our focus is on maximising of quality of life.