The prospect of having a beloved pet undergo anesthesia can be intimidating, though it is often needed for certain life-saving procedures. 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. This gives us the unique ability to ensure that the highest standards of anesthetic care are practiced in every procedure, your pet is treated gently and with respect, and the safest, most appropriate pain management methods are applied given your pet’s health history and needs. 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.
Our anesthesiologist is available for consultations prior to an anesthetic event so that any questions and concerns can be addressed. If you have questions or concerns about anesthesia, your pet is high-risk for complications, or you simply would like some additional support during your pet’s procedure, give us a call at (973) 788-0500 to make an appointment.