The ability to trust your veterinarians is important, especially when pets need anesthesia drugs that numb the senses so they do not feel pain during procedures. Anesthesia is necessary but it can pose health risks, which is why using monitoring equipment is so important. Using monitoring equipment and having a dedicated person to check patients regularly minimizes that risk. Monitoring equipment tracks a pet’s vital signs – temperature, pulse, heart rate and blood pressure – while under anesthesia and alerts medical professionals to any changes in a patient’s condition. If a trend toward trouble is noted by the anesthesia technician, steps are immediately instituted to correct the situation. The Stock Doc is the only clinic in Riverton that currently monitors your pet while it is under anesthesia.