Ottawa Veterinary Anesthesia Consulting
"Quality care for every patient, every time."
Our consulting services cover a variety of subjects including:
anesthesia protocols, pain management, equipment purchasing, morbidity / mortality case review, and more...
TRAINING & CONTINUING ED.
From anesthesia workshops and wet labs to lectures for your team or larger groups, we offer many opportunities for those that desire to increase their knowledge and proficiency in anesthesia.
Why is anesthesia care important?
Veterinary anesthesia care and pain management is a field in continuous growth. As animals are much more considered a part of the family, owners have become more invested in improving their quality of life and life expectation.
The presence of anesthesiologists (board-certified specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, ACVAA) in Canadian universities is long-standing. However, having access to a specialist on staff or for consultation in a private practice is still uncommon.
As the veterinary community has evolved we have come to understand the need for specialized disciplines. In order to achieve excellence in the service we provide to the owners it is vitally important to have a staff member solely dedicated to anesthetic care.
At present the peri-anesthetic mortality rate for overall healthy dogs and cats is about 0.05-0.24% and it increases up to 1.4% when they are seriously ill. Looking at sick and debilitated rabbits and horses the mortality rate rises to 7% and 5% respectively. In human medicine where the presence of the anesthesiologist is essential and advanced monitoring is used the mortality rate for healthy patients is 0.001%. Far lower than in veterinary medicine.
Contact us today to find out how our anesthesia services can help improve the safety and quality of care in your practice.