Why is preoperative bloodwork, IV catheterization, and monitoring recommended for surgery?

Preoperative bloodwork gives the doctor an accurate reading of your pet’s health before placing him/her under anesthesia. It allows us to determine whether or not your pet will be able to process the anesthesia properly. The IV catheter and monitoring are both extra safety precautions that are offered to pets undergoing anesthesia. More detail is given on the Pre-Anesthesia Informational Letter and the Pre-Anesthesia Consent Forms.