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Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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Anaesthesia: Complex is our Everyday

Supported by one of the best Veterinary Intensive Care Units in Europe our Specialist Anaesthesia team safely and expertly provide pain management for 4000 patients per year.

Willows’ team of Specialist Anaesthetists are committed to providing the highest levels of patient safety and comfort. Bespoke pre-medication and anaesthesia plans ensure a fully individualised approach to pain management.

All procedures performed at Willows have individual anaesthetic considerations.

Supported by a dedicated Anaesthesia nursing team providing round the clock care and support, our Specialist Anaesthetists work together with our team of Specialists across 13 disciplines to ensure the safest possible care for each and every patient. 

 

willows-cardiology-icon

Anaesthesia: Complex is our Everyday

Supported by one of the best Veterinary Intensive Care Units in Europe our Specialist Anaesthesia team safely and expertly provide pain management for 4000 patients per year.

Willows’ team of Specialist Anaesthetists are committed to providing the highest levels of patient safety and comfort. Bespoke pre-medication and anaesthesia plans ensure a fully individualised approach to pain management.

All procedures performed at Willows have individual anaesthetic considerations.

Supported by a dedicated Anaesthesia nursing team providing round the clock care and support, our Specialist Anaesthetists work together with our team of Specialists across 13 disciplines to ensure the safest possible care for each and every patient. 

All procedures performed at Willows have individual anaesthetic considerations.
Our Specialist Anaesthetists are supported by Veterinary Residents, Interns and a large dedicated team of Nurses and clinical support staff available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to provide the best possible care for your pet.
What can I Expect if my Pet is Required to Undergo Anaesthesia?
Every patient admitted to Willows undergoes a detailed clinical examination by a Specialist Anaesthetist in consultation with the Specialist Vet in charge of the case. The anaesthetic plan is tailored to suit each individual animal and involves provision of multimodal analgesia and advanced techniques including ultrasound guided loco-regional anaesthesia and direct arterial blood pressure monitoring.

All patients are monitored constantly throughout anaesthesia and into recovery by a dedicated member of the anaesthesia team under supervision by a Specialist Anaesthetist. Vital parameters are routinely monitored and include heart rate, respiratory rate, saturation of haemoglobin with oxygen, blood pressure and body temperature.
What can I Expect if my Pet is Required to Undergo Anaesthesia?
Every patient admitted to Willows undergoes a detailed clinical examination by a Specialist Anaesthetist in consultation with the Specialist Vet in charge of the case. The anaesthetic plan is tailored to suit each individual animal and involves provision of multimodal analgesia and advanced techniques including ultrasound guided loco-regional anaesthesia and direct arterial blood pressure monitoring.

All patients are monitored constantly throughout anaesthesia and into recovery by a dedicated member of the anaesthesia team under supervision by a Specialist Anaesthetist. Vital parameters are routinely monitored and include heart rate, respiratory rate, saturation of haemoglobin with oxygen, blood pressure and body temperature.
What are the Most Common Anaesthetic Considerations?
All procedures performed at Willows have individual anaesthetic considerations. There is no one size fits all anaesthetic procedure, and so our protocols are amended based on patient breed, size, and conformation. At Willows our critical-care and anaesthesia facilities enable our team to optimise the management of challenging cases.
What are the Most Common Anaesthetic Considerations?
All procedures performed at Willows have individual anaesthetic considerations. There is no one size fits all anaesthetic procedure, and so our protocols are amended based on patient breed, size, and conformation. At Willows our critical-care and anaesthesia facilities enable our team to optimise the management of challenging cases.

Meet Our Specialists

Alessandra Mathis

DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

Head of Anaesthesia

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Jacques Ferreira

BSc BVSc MSc MMEDVET(Anaes) DiplECVAA

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Anna Bryla

DVM MSc MRCVS

Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
MSc in the Clinical Management of Pain

Diego Castinerias

MV, MVetMed (Anaesthesia), MRCVS e

Clinician in Anaesthesia

Torr Phillips

BVETMED MRCVS

Resident in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Anaesthesia and Analgesia – Find Out More

To assist owners in understanding more about Anaesthesia and Analgesia, we have put together a range of information sheets to talk you through the some of the main areas of pain management at Willows.