Meet the Surgivet 9000!

We have recently added a comprehensive piece of monitoring equipment to complement our current monitoring protocol. The Surgivet 9000, which we affectionately call Olga, can monitor your pet’s temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and ECG, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and breathing rate! These parameters are all vital to your pet’s safety while under anaesthesic.

The majority of your pets will have surgery or another procedure requiring anaesthesia at some point in their lives. There are some things as pet owners to understand and consider before your pet goes under anaesthesia. It is a good idea for you to sit down with your veterinarian and ask questions about the procedure and the steps that will be taken to ensure your pet’s safety while under anesthesia.

It is important that you trust the veterinarian and are comfortable with the procedure(s) about to be performed. Your veterinarian should be able to answer questions about how your pets vital signs will be monitored while under anaesthesia and who will be responsible for monitoring your pet.

A formally educated Veterinary Technician is responsible for monitoring your pet and these parameters, and can notify the veterinarian performing the procedure immediately of any changes in your pet’s status. Our staff is trained to efficiently deal with any unexpected anaesthesic occurrences with the appropriate course of action.

You can never take away all of the risks associated with an anaesthesic. Our goal at Markham Veterinary Clinic is to reduce the amount of anaesthesic risk as much as possible by constantly updating the procedures and equipment used for anaesthesia monitoring and recovery.