Anaesthesiology and inhalation anaesthesia

Anaesthesiology is the science dealing with anaesthesia and pain therapy. General anaesthesia is an intentional, fully controlled and reversible process of loss of consciousness and pain sensation, which allows for conducting surgical operations and diagnostic procedures while ensuring maximum comfort for the patient. During anesthesia, the animal is in a state comparable to a very deep sleep. The current knowledge allows for guiding the pet through the procedure with maintaining excellent safety. The risk of complications depends on the type of procedure, its urgency (planned/emergency) and comorbidities.

Before anaesthesia, a qualifying visit takes place, during which the anesthesiologist assesses the animal’s health state, orders additional tests (blood tests, echocardiography, X-ray, ultrasound and others) and pre-plans the entire procedure , determining the anesthetic risk according to the so-called ASA classification.

Anaesthesia is a multi-stage process that starts at home! Proper animal preparation includes compliance with recommendations regarding fasting and administration of prescribed medications (painkillers/sedatives).

At Saskavet, we have modern equipment for inhalation anaesthesia, MINDRAY Veta 5, with a built- in respirator and a cardio monitor.
This allows for a comprehensive assessment of the animal’s condition within the perioperative period and a quick response when complications occur.

At Saskavet Clinic, our goal is to provide the highest level of anesthesia care possible. The anesthesiologist has at his disposal a modern MINDRAY Veta 5 anesthesia machine with a built-in respirator, and a cardiomonitor on which the patient’s vital parameters are continuously monitored. This allows for a comprehensive assessment of the animal’s condition in the perioperative period and a quick reaction in the event of any complications.

Thanks to constant improvement of qualifications, we specialize in anesthesia of animals with increased anesthetic risk – elderly patients, pediatric patients and those with comorbidities, as well as dogs and cats of specific breeds (whose anesthesia requires an individual approach) – such as brachycephalic breeds, greyhounds, or dogs with a the MDR gene mutation.

An individual approach to each patient, modern equipment and qualified staff allow us to provide high-quality anesthetic care from the moment the animal is admitted until it fully wakes up.

At SaskaVet, anesthesiology and pain management is handled by DVM Hanna Domańska.