Anesthesia Small Animal

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is necessary for animal patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures such as endoscopy, imaging and radiation therapy.

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Pets and Anesthesia

Tufts veterinarians offer advice for navigating the procedure, whether the case is risky or routine

Herman

Herman

Anesthesia Team the “Unsung Heroes” for this Older Pet

About

Anesthesia is necessary for animal patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures such as endoscopy, imaging (CT and MRI) and radiation therapy. The doctors and staff of the Anesthesia Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals know that each patient is unique. Age, breed, health and personality are all factors that must be evaluated in order to do the best anesthesia possible, and so each patient gets an individualized plan that incorporates both the latest research and our many years of experience.

Safety

Monitoring and support are important features of anesthesia too. The Foster Hospital for Small Animals uses state-of-the-art equipment to measure heart and lung function, intravenous fluids and maintain normal body temperature using the same equipment that is used for humans during anesthesia. And when a critical patient is in our hands, we assemble a team to provide vital support.

Comfort

Our anesthesiologists at the Foster Hospital are nationally recognized for their expertise in preventing and treating pain. We combine the most gentle handling, the most expert monitoring, and superlative pain and anxiety control to deliver the best anesthesia care possible for your pet.

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Our doctors

  • Amanda Abelson

    Amanda Abelson
    Emergency & Critical Care/Anesthesia

  • Cheryl Blaze

    Cheryl Blaze
    Anesthesia

  • Alicia M. Karas

    Alicia M. Karas
    Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

  • Emily McCobb

    Emily McCobb
    Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

  • Rebecca Reader

    Rebecca Reader
    (Resident)
    Anesthesia

  • Lois Wetmore

    Lois Wetmore
    Anesthesia, Pain Pharmacogenetics