Anesthesia and Analgesia

Working as a team with the hospital service receiving your pet, we provide balanced anesthesia and pain relief from surgery or other medical conditions customized to your pet’s needs, with its best  comfort in mind.

Our Expertise

The team of highly trained and experienced individuals in the Anesthesia and Analgesia Service are responsible for the provision and supervision of anesthesia and pain management support to all Specialty Services within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinics.

The Anesthesia and Analgesia Service employs state-of-the-art equipment in the delivery of anesthesia. Direct amd indirect arterial blood pressure measurement, pulse oximetry, capnometry, patient-side blood gas analysis, anesthetic gas monitoring, electrocardiography, and lithium dilution cardiac output monitoring are some of the available monitoring modalities.
The combination of the knowledge provided by our team of highly skilled individuals and the use of state-of-the-art monitoring equipment used at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine ensures the best possible care during any diagnostic procedure, including consultation for sedation and pain management, or therapeutic regimen that requires the administration of general anesthesia. 

How is anesthesia performed on animals?

  1. Every patient will undergo a thorough preanesthetic evaluation. 
  2. An anesthesiologist will assign a protocol individually designed for every patient’s need. 
  3. The anesthesia care team works together to administer the anesthetic and monitor the patient’s condition. 
  4. An anesthetist stays with your pet for the entire procedure, constantly monitoring every important function of your pet’s body and individually modifying the anesthetic to ensure maximum safety and comfort.