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Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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Anaesthesia at Willows
Willows is one of Europe’s leading small animal referral centres, anaesthetising over 3,750 new cases per year. Our state-of-the-art hospital is led by internationally renowned Specialists committed to providing the highest standards of care.
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.
willows-cardiology-icon
Anaesthesia at Willows
Willows is one of Europe’s leading small animal referral centres, anaesthetising over 3,750 new cases per year. Our state-of-the-art hospital is led by internationally renowned Specialists committed to providing the highest standards of care.

All procedures performed at Willows have individual anaesthetic considerations.

Our Specialist Anaesthetists are supported 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.
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

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.