Anesthesic Services

Anesthesia and patient monitoring varies greatly among clinics. When you choose your veterinarian, be sure to ask about the types of anesthetics used and the protocols for monitoring anesthesia. At McKenzie Veterinary Services, our experienced veterinarians carefully choose an anesthetic protocol specific to the needs of your pet that is based on its health, age, past history of prior anesthetics, and one that is tailored for the specific procedure we are performing. Patient monitoring is done for every procedure by our highly trained anesthetic technicians. When necessary for very high-risk patients we may consult or hire an anesthesia specialist to come to McKenzie Veterinary Services and perform the special anesthesia needed for your pet.

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    Tranquilization and Sedation

    Tranquilization or sedation is used to calm an animal under various conditions. The animal remains awake or may ‘sleep’ but is easily aroused when stimulated. Combinations of sedative drugs are…

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    Local and Regional Anesthetic

    These forms of anesthesia involve the use of injectable local anesthetic agents such as lidocaine and bupivicaine. If your pet is having a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure performed, we…

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    General Anesthesic

    For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their…

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    Patient Monitoring

    All patients undergoing general anesthesia at McKenzie Veterinary Services are monitored closely by trained animal health technicians. Their job is to double check the workings, set up of the gas…

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    Pain Management

    Pain management in veterinary patients has been a rapidly evolving area of study in recent years and it is now considered to be the norm to provide adequate pain control…

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    Overnight Boarding Policy

    McKenzie Veterinary Services is a full-service veterinary facility. We are fully staffed during regular business hours and have a dedicated team providing care for all our hospitalized patients. After regular…