Making sure our patients remain safe during surgery and other medical procedures is extremely important to us. Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians closely monitor patients during anesthesia to ensure their safety and provide the most comfortable experience possible.

You can be confident that at St. Petersburg Animal Hospital & Urgent Care, we use the most effective and up-to-date protocols. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia.

What Is Anesthesia?

Anesthesia is the use of drugs to induce unconsciousness, loss of pain perception and loss of voluntary muscle movement.
There are many types of drugs which can be used for anesthetic purposes.