Referred Clients

The Anaesthesia Service

The Anaesthesia Service supports colleagues across the Hospital for Small Animals, 24 hours a day.

Our Specialist-led team has a wide range of experience with a variety of anaesthetic techniques, allowing each patient to have a tailor-made protocol. We provide round-the-clock monitoring and care of patients before, during and after anaesthesia, with a specialist vet or nurse assigned to them throughout.

Using specialist monitoring equipment - very similar to what would be used in a human hospital – we can closely track changes during anaesthesia, ensuring gold standard care.

We are experts in pain management, and can employ a range of different techniques as appropriate to ensure patients are as pain free and comfortable as possible. These include locoregional anaesthesia (‘nerve blocks’), epidurals and intravenous infusions.

Sometimes, for the more complex procedures and surgeries we utilise more advanced monitoring and equipment – including mechanical ventilation, arterial line placement (for blood pressure monitoring) and neuromuscular blockade. We pride ourselves being able to plan each case carefully, to ensure the best possible outcome from the anaesthesia.

Contact details

0131 650 7650

(Pet owners: please note that this mailbox is for referring vets only. We cannot comment on cases that we have not seen but are happy to talk to your vet.)

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