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Veterinary Anesthesia & Pain Relief in Winter Haven, FL

At Veterinary Healthcare Associates, we understand how important it is to make veterinary anesthesia as safe as possible for our patients. We're proud to have a highly trained board-certified anesthesiologist here at our AAHA-certified hospital to do just that. Dr. Gatson is a board-certified anesthesiologist and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, dedicated to ensuring the best possible care for your pet. Pain relief is also a critical factor in your pet’s care when they see us for surgery or another procedure that might cause some discomfort. Our doctors and staff in Winter Haven, FL adopt a variety of protocols to sustain a higher level of comfort for your pet before, during, and after their procedure.

How We Make Veterinary Anesthesia Safer for Pets

What does VHA do differently to make anesthesia much safer for our Winter Haven, FL pet patients?

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Staff Experienced in Anesthesia

VHA has a dedicated staff with extensive training in routine and advanced anesthetic cases. This means our team is highly knowledgeable and experienced in developing anesthetic protocols and ensuring minimal risk for dogs and cats.

We Run Diagnostics to Evaluate Your Pet’s Health

Before surgery, we have a policy of examining your pet and running diagnostics (radiology, blood work, etc.) to make sure they are healthy enough for anesthesia, and to measure important blood and organ values and tailor their anesthetic protocol according to those values (some pets with chronic conditions may still undergo an anesthetic procedure, but their protocol will be a little different to accommodate their condition).

Anesthetic Protocols are Tailored to Your Pet’s Unique Needs

Every pet is different. Their health history, age, size, and temperament can all play a role in how they respond to anesthesia. To affect the best possible outcome for each patient, we look at these and other relevant factors to create an anesthetic protocol just for them. This greatly helps in reducing potential risks and side effects.

We Monitor Our Patients Closely

Our team takes every necessary precaution to ensure risks are kept to a minimum. During every anesthetic procedure, a trained staff member assigned to care solely for that patient will closely monitor their vital signs and watch over them while they’re recovering. We use electronic monitoring equipment and make real-time adjustments throughout each anesthetic event to increase patient safety.