At Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital in Beaverton, Oregon all patients undergoing an anesthetic procedure receive pre-anesthetic blood screening prior to the procedure. This screening is performed to help ensure a safe anesthetic experience. By discovering any underlying problems prior to surgery, the anesthetic protocol may be altered or the procedure cancelled. Blood panels evaluate parameters such as liver and kidney changes as well as red blood cell count. These tests can be performed the same day as the surgery because of sophisticated testing equipment in our lab. For our older patients, a more comprehensive panel of tests will be recommended prior to anesthesia. (See our Canine / Feline Senior Wellness Plan.)
Call our Beaverton vet clinic, Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital, to learn more about our pre-anesthetic blood screenings.