my veterinarian perform anesthesia? What is a Board Certified Veterinary
are responsible for administering sedatives and anesthetics, either
through the supervision of a veterinary technician who administers the
drugs, or by administering the drugs personally. Historically, this
has been an effective way to provide humane and timely veterinary care.
Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist differs from a general practice
veterinarian in several ways. An anesthesiologist has received up to
3 years of additional training in an anesthesia residency. This extra
training is focused on anesthetic administration and monitoring of different
veterinary species. Upon completion of a residency, an examination is
given by the American College of Veterinary
Anesthesia and Analgesia which tests the knowledge of the person. Successful
completion of the process results in certification. A Board Certified
Veterinary Anesthesiologist usually focuses solely on administering
the anesthetics and managing the inherent risks. They don't perform
surgery, give vaccinations, or do other general veterinary procedures.
When you pay extra for an anesthesiologist, you are paying for the anesthesiologist's
time and experience similar to the way you would be paying for an anesthesiologist's
time and experience if you, or a member of your family, were to have
anesthesia and surgery at a human hospital.
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