Vetrica policies – Operating Theatre
Research carried out in the early 1990s shows that approximately 1 in 800 animal anaesthetics results in a death. Compared with approximately 1 in 10,000 for humans, the veterinary profession clearly has room for improvement. At Vetrica, we take patient safety and welfare very seriously. In this series of pages, you will see the Vetrica response to this appalling statistic, and why pets really do come first at Vetrica.
Vetrica, uses propofol as the standard induction agent.
Vetrica, only uses isoflurane as a volatile anaesthetic agent.
Vetrica, routinely uses oxygen and nitrous oxide.
All animals under anaesthesia have their blood oxygen measured by pulse oximetry.
Vetrica does not use rebreathing anaesthetic circuits.
Vetrica does not use suture materials made from animal products.
Sterile surgical gloves are worn for all surgical procedures at Vetrica.
All animals undergoing surgical procedures receive pain relief before the procedure.