At Celtic Creatures Vet Clinic, all of our patients undergoing sedation or general anesthesia have a dedicated Registered Veterinary Technician monitoring throughout the procedure and recovery. Every patient is monitored with an capnograph, EKG, pulse oximiter, doppler, and temperature probe. With these tools we can keep track of expired carbon dioxide, heart rate /electrical output, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and internal temperature.
Our RVTs are fully trained to monitor anesthesia as well as assess and recognize issues or problems ahead of time. This can in most cases prepare us for an anesthetic emergency and most times avoid it all together. Having a trained RVT monitoring is extremely important during anesthesia and is required under our AAHA protocols.