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Anaesthetic Testing

Preanaesthetic Testing

You trust us to care for your pet, and our first concern will always be your pet’s health. Before placing him/her under anaesthesia, we will do everything possible to ensure he/she is healthy. We will perform a complete physical examination to look for any existing medical conditions that might complicate the procedure or compromise your pet’s health. As in human medicine, while the physical exam is important, it cannot provide a complete picture of a pet’s physical condition. Consequently, pre-anaesthetic testing is important as it provides insight into what is occurring internally. This testing could uncover health concerns which cannot be detected from the physical exam alone.

Picture2234At our hospital we don’t believe in taking risks with your pet’s health. We perform pre-anaesthetic testing for companion animals for the same reasons your doctor would run tests on you before you underwent anaesthesia. In fact, the tests are quite similar. The test profile includes:

  • Complete Blood Count- Anaemia, infection/inflammation, potential clotting defects
  • Urea and Creatinine – Kidney disease or dehydration
  • ALKP and ALT – Liver disease
  • Total Protein – Dehydration, Liver disease, Blood Loss
  • Glucose – Diabetes, Liver shunt

While these tests do not guarantee the absence of complications, they do minimise the possibility of complications during and after anaesthesia. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the peace of mind, you expect and deserve.
While the choice is yours, we feel strongly that a pre-anaesthetic profile is very important to your pet’s health.

Hi our names are Arabella, Charlie, Whisky and Gina Roberton and we are all patients of the Abbotts Way Veterinary Clinic. We would like to thank David & Rachael for their outstanding and friendly service over the years. During an emergency the staff have looked after not only us but our parents Anna & David. We have ALWAYS had a follow up phone call to see how we are and we receive personally addressed letters containing treats when our vaccines are due. We are happy to get out of our cages when we arrive as we know that even during injection and worming time we will be pampered. From all of us in chorus, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW and a very big thank you for all you have done for us”

-Anna & David Roberton, St. Heliers