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facilities surgical theatresHere at The Barn Animal Practice, we have two purpose-built operating theatres.

Patients are anaesthetized and prepared for surgery in our preparation room and then transferred to theatre for surgery, this allows our theatres to remain a sterile environment. Maintaining a high level of sterility allows us to minimize the use of antibiotics and reduce the likelihood of post-operative complications.

Every patient’s anaesthetic is monitored by a qualified veterinary nurse continuously from induction, during surgery and until they are fully recovered. Each theatre contains a multi-parameter monitor allowing extensive monitoring alongside the monitoring carried out by the anaesthetist nurse.

We standardly monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, end-tidal carbon dioxide, blood pressure, temperature and use an ECG if necessary. We have a range of equipment to ensure that patients are kept warm while under anaesthesia and during recovery.

Each patient is individually monitored until they have recovered.