You have questions, we have answers.
There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. We have provided some answers to our most common questions below.
What are your fees?
Our fees for Anesthesia Case Oversight vary and are dependent on time, required travel, and case complexity. Our fees for staff training also vary depending on the amount and type of training desired. Please contact us for additional information.
Do you travel outside of Colorado and Wisconsin?
Can I schedule with you directly or does my veterinarian need to contact you?
Do you only perform case management on cats and dogs?
At this time, our services are predominantly focused on anesthesia for dogs, cats, and other small companion animals. We do have experience with other species as well, and we can provide other resources if we are unable to help you directly. Please contact us for more information.
Do you employ anesthesiologists?
What is a VTS?
A Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Anesthesia and Analgesia is a certified, licensed, or registered veterinary technician who demonstrates superior knowledge in the care and management of anesthesia cases when compared to non-specialized technicians. The supervising organization, the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia, promotes patient safety, professionalism, and excellence in anesthesia care. Please see our blog post, “What is a Veterinary Technician Specialist?” for additional information.
Are you Fear-Free certified?
Do you bring your own drugs and monitoring equipment?
We will always monitor ECG, blood pressure, end-tidal CO2, pulse oximetry, and temperature. If the facility does not have these monitors available, we will bring our own. We do not carry any anesthetic drugs or adjuncts and will always utilize the medications the supervising veterinarian approves and has available on site.
My patient had an adverse anesthetic event. Can I discuss it with you?
We are happy to use our experience to answer questions about cases, but we strongly encourage veterinarians to seek post-event guidance through consultation with a board-certified anesthesiologist and/or criticalist. To find a Diplomate in your area, please refer to www.acvaa.org and/or www.veccs.org.
How can you legally talk about cannabis use in pets?
What is included in a cannabis consultation?
What is a Veterinary Cannabis Counselor?
A Veterinary Cannabis Counselor (VCC) is a credentialed veterinary technician who has received structured training in how to utilize their medical knowledge to support the veterinary medical team in the rapidly developing field of veterinary cannabinoid medicine. This field is rapidly evolving and can be overwhelming and difficult for pet owners and veterinarians to navigate. VCCs are trained to provide:
• Harm-reduction education regarding cannabis use in veterinary patients
• Product evaluation and guidance for animal-safe cannabis products
• Communication with the veterinary health care team to keep them fully informed of how pet owners are utilizing cannabis in their pet
• Encouragement for appropriate monitoring and diagnostics recommended by their veterinarian.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, debit card, and all major credit cards.