What does it mean to be a board-certified anesthesiologist?
Becoming a board-certified anesthesiologist requires an additional four years of training after veterinary school. This includes a year-long internship followed by a three-year residency program providing anesthesia for a variety of species including dogs, cats, horses, goats, birds, reptiles, and more. At the end of the program, the veterinarian must pass a rigorous examination in order to officially become board-certified.
What are the advantages of using a board-certified anesthesiologist?
Careful attention to your pet under anesthesia
It can be overwhelming for a veterinarian to perform both the surgical procedure and provide anesthesia, and it is nearly impossible to do so with a high-risk patient. It is the anesthesiologist’s sole job to devote her undivided attention to the anesthetized patient. The safety of your pet under anesthesia is the anesthesiologist’s priority, and you can rest assured that our anesthesiologist is watching your pet carefully in order to detect any complications immediately.
Individualized anesthetic plans for pets with any condition
Just like humans, each pet is different and reacts to anesthesia differently. Our board-certified anesthesiologist tailors anesthetic plans to each pet’s specific needs. This helps minimize complications and provide the most effective analgesia for your pet. Moreover, the anesthesiologist is trained to safely anesthetize even the highest risk pets, including those with heart and kidney disease.
Exceptional pain management
Your pet’s comfort is of the utmost concern to an anesthesiologist. Anesthesiologists are adept and managing pain and can perform advanced techniques such as epidurals and locoregional anesthesia for optimum analgesia. In addition, our anesthesiologist can create pain management plans for pets suffering from a variety of conditions, from postoperative incisional pain to more chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and cancer pain.