Our state-of-the-art surgical suite offers a wide variety of surgical procedures. The Australian Veterinary Hospital utilizes the safest available anesthetics, along with the most up to date anesthetic protocol available, to ensure an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
At the AVH we always place an endotracheal tube and oxygenate our patients during our operations using isoflurane, the safest available anesthetic for pets in gas anesthesia. We place intravenous catheters during anesthesia to allow the administration of intravenous fluids and analgesia. We use multimodal monitoring and have special monitors that can watch the blood levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen. We have blood pressure monitors and ECGs too. Anesthesiais tailored to the individual pet's needs, as the pet's age or disease may dictate a special protocol for safety. Spaying and neutering of your petsare performed through orthopedic surgery at the AVH.