Pet Anesthesia & Sedation

At Gladwyne Animal Hospital, we go above and beyond when it comes to anesthesia and sedation services. If your pet requires anesthesia for a procedure, rest assured that a dedicated team of a doctor and technician will be giving your pet their undivided attention.


Pet Anesthesia & Sedation

Your pet’s safety and comfort are at the forefront of everything we do. By choosing our anesthesia and sedation services, you provide your furry friend with a safer and more relaxed experience. Our skilled veterinarians and compassionate staff are trained to deliver individualized care tailored to your pet’s specific needs. With our meticulous monitoring and attention to detail, we minimize the risks associated with anesthesia, making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Trust Gladwyne Animal Hospital to deliver exceptional surgical services in Gladwyne, PA, while prioritizing your pet’s well-being.

Experience the difference with Gladwyne Animal Hospital, and rest assured that your pet’s safety and comfort are in the best possible hands.

Pet Anesthesia & Sedation

We always tailor the protocol to your pet’s specific needs based on their health and the procedure for which he/she is being sedated. We have a highly competent technician assisting our doctors at all times so your pet is always carefully monitored during their procedure.

Local Anesthesia: A local anesthetic causes a loss of sensation to a ‘local’ area. Local anesthesia may be added to provide post operative pain control or occasionally can be used exclusively to obtain biopsy samples or remove very small skin lesions. Your doctor will discuss with you when it is appropriate to use a local anesthetic.

Tranquilization/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. Pet owners frequently request sedation for their animals during travel, thunderstorms, fireworks, etc. Sedation and tranquilization are not without risk, and each animal should be assessed before dispensing these medicines.

General Anesthesia: Many procedures require general anesthesia. While under general anesthesia, your pet will have a loss of consciousness as well as a loss of sensation. The level of anesthesia is carefully monitored to provide relief from painful and stressful stimuli as needed to safely complete the indicated procedure.

There are many ways to reduce the risk associated with anesthesia including a thorough physical examination and blood work prior to anesthesia. We use anesthetic monitoring equipment including EKG, blood pressure and temperature monitors, pulse oximetry and carbon dioxide monitors as well as our hands on technicians and doctors to contribute to a safer anesthesia experience.