Electrocardiography (ECG) is available to assess an animal’s heart rate and rhythm, and is a useful tool in the accurate diagnosis of heart disease. This machine is also used during anaesthesia or for monitoring any subtle changes in the critically ill patient or following surgery.
As in people, blood pressure can be a reliable indicator of internal disease and our blood pressure monitor is useful prior to and during surgery, as well as for general health checks.
A pulse-oximeter is used to show us how well the lungs are working during anaesthetic procedures. It is also used to measure oxygen requirements in some of our critically ill patients.
Fluid pumps enable us to give your pet the precise amount of intravenous fluids or medication at an accurate delivery rate.
Our blood gas analyser and capnograph (specialised anaesthetic monitoring equipment) are most often used in patients with respiratory diseases.