The prospect of having a beloved pet undergo anesthesia can be intimidating. While anesthesia is considered extremely safe for animals, there are instances where complications can arise, especially in higher-risk patients. AERA is one of the few veterinary hospitals with a dedicated, board-certified anesthesiologist on site, allowing us to offer specialized care for higher-risk patients. In fact, our anesthesiologist is one of only a handful of private practice veterinary anesthesiologists in the United States. Together, we ensure that the highest standard of veterinary anesthetic care is applied to every procedure, that your pet is treated gently and with respect, and that the safest, most appropriate pain management methods are applied. Having a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist to educate staff, assess risk, develop protocols, and monitor vital signs is one of the many ways that AERA raises the bar for veterinary excellence.