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Vet Anesthesia Technician Anthony NM

The representatives agreed to speak candidly with me to help Veterinary Practice News readers avoid 10 common anesthetic complications. For this purpose, we imagined 10 scenarios.

East El Paso Animal Hospital
(915) 996-1916
3370 Wedgewood Dr.
El Paso, TX
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Northeast Veterinary Clinic
(915) 755-2231
9405 Dyer St
El Paso, TX

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Belvidere Animal Clinic
(915) 833-5777
7096 Westwind Dr
El Paso, TX

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Banfield The Pet Hospital
(915) 832-0700
600 Belvidere St
EI Paso, TX
 
El Paso Veterinary Medical Association
(915) 833-1414
900 Country Club Rd
El Paso, TX

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Amy Shumaker, DVM, DACVD
(877) 604-8366
1220 Airway Blvd
El Paso, TX
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scheduled appointments

Skyline Veterinary Hospital
(915) 755-7647
4424 Titanic Ave
El Paso, TX

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Banfield, the Pet Hospital
(915) 603-5659
655 Sunland Park Drive
El Paso, TX
 
Harwood Veterinary Clinic
(915) 755-5653
4404 Edgar Park Ave Ste A
El Paso, TX

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Crews, Barbara J, Dvm - Crossroads Animal Clinic
(915) 584-3459
4910 Crossroads Dr
El Paso, TX

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10 Ways to Avoid Anesthesia Trouble

Editor’s Note: Dr. Zeltzman scored a coup in getting the trust representatives of the AVMA PLIT to participate in a conference call for publication.

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This 6-month-old cat suffered a tracheal tear during a spay. The radiograph shows subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum.
Every day, the trust representatives of the AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust receive liability insurance claims related to anesthesia.

The representatives agreed to speak candidly with me to help Veterinary Practice News readers avoid 10 common anesthetic complications. For this purpose, we imagined 10 scenarios.

CASE 1
Kiki the Yorkie is dropped off for a lameness exam. She is so excitable that sedation is required to examine her knees and hips. Kiki dies. Necropsy reveals grossly abnormal heart valves. Your last physical exam was performed nine months earlier during a vaccination consultation and was normal. No physical exam was performed today.

Take-home message: Every patient who undergoes sedation or anesthesia should have a thorough physical exam, which should be documented in the medical record. Normal and abnormal findings should be recorded. As lawyers say, “If it’s not written, it didn’t happen.”

CASE 2
Ms. Murphy is a good friend of the practice. She drops off Lovey the Pomeranian for her yearly dental. During the warm and fuzzy conversation that invariably occurs, no paperwork is signed. Lo...

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