Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work

Prior to any anesthetic procedure, we strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood work is run on our patients. Such blood testing is performed to evaluate internal organ function (kidney, liver), protein levels, electrolytes and a complete red and white blood cell count.

All of these blood work parameters allow us to minimize the risks to your pet that can be associated with anesthesia. This information helps us design an anesthetic protocol to specifically meet your pet’s needs, and also gives us a good baseline of your pet’s normal values, should they ever become sick in the future.