​Creekside Veterinary Clinic 1111 W Spruce St, Mitchell, SD   605-990-3388

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Anesthesia & Patient Monitoring

Our experienced staff at Creekside veterinary Clinic offers many different surgical options for all animals, large or small.  We have a variety of up to date equipment and well trained staff to ensure your animal has the safest anesthetic experience available.  All surgeries are performed with the laser surgery equipment which decreases healing time and surgical complications.

Surgical Services

Patient monitoring: Our veterinary technicians will closely monitor every patient that is under anesthesia by closely checking vital signs. Regularly assessing the patient’s vital signs will help decrease anesthetic risk. To ensure your pet isn’t a risk for surgery, we require every animal over the age of 4 to get pre-anesthetic bloodwork and surgical IV fluids.


Anesthesia Equipment:

     1.  Anesthesia machine- Anesthetizes animals with a mixture of oxygen and isoflurane, an inhalant anesthetic.

     2.  Pulse oximeter- Reads heart rate and blood oxygen level.

     3.  Vital signs monitor- Reads heart rate, pulse, blood pressure, temperature, blood oxygen level, respiratory rate and ECG.

     4.  Blood pressure monitor- Reads blood pressure.


General Anesthesia- For most surgical procedures, animals will be required to be put under general anesthesia to be unconscious and not feel pain. While there is risk with any surgery, our staff takes every precaution to ensure your pet’s safety. The anesthesia protocol begins with an injectable sedative to help your pet relax and decrease anxiety and pain. Next, the inhalant anesthetic is used to completely sedate your animal before we intubate, or place a breathing tube into the trachea, or windpipe. Finally, the inhalant anesthetic is used for the duration of the surgical procedure.


Local anesthesia- There will be times where a local anesthetic will be used to help control pain for your animal. Local anesthetics cause a loss of sensation in the area where the procedure is being performed.


Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions regarding your pet’s anesthetic protocol or any procedure that may be performed.