SOURCE: University Animal Clinic

September 29, 2011 07:00 ET

University Park Veterinarians Offer Inhaled Gas Anesthesia for Pets

UNIVERSITY PARK, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - University Animal Clinic announced that the veterinary hospital provides inhaled gas anesthesia for pets. The animal hospital is one of the only veterinary clinics in Sarasota to provide this anesthesia option, and has been providing it longer than most other vet clinics. The vet clinic provides service to communities of Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, and Sarasota.

Dr. Robert Rill, a veterinarian with University Animal Clinic, announced that the practice offers Sevoflurane gas inhalant, a type of inhaled anesthesia, for pets during surgical operations.

The University Park animal clinic has been providing this service for over 10 years to pets in the Sarasota community.

"We are proud to offer pet owners the option of choosing inhaled gas anesthesia for pets," said veterinarian Dr. Robert Rill. "Sevoflurane gas inhalant is extremely safe, fast-acting and wears off quickly following its use. Children's hospitals have used this anesthesia option for years, and we are proud to offer this to our pets."

During an operation, the vet care team closely monitors a pet's blood-oxygen levels, heart-rate, respiration, and body temperature. This is to ensure that the operation is proceeding as intended without complications or side effects. According to the clinic staff, the Sevoflurane gas inhalant is particularly beneficial for use with exotic pets, elderly animals, small animals, and any anesthetic risk patients due to its safety attributes.

Prior to administering any anesthesia, including Sevoflurane gas, the vet care staff completes full diagnostic lab work, including blood tests, to evaluate the health of every pet. According to Dr. Rill, the surgical vet and team follow strict standards for instrument sterility and post-operative care.

"At our vet hospital, we do not believe there is any such thing as 'routine' surgery," said Dr. Rill. "We recognize that every surgical procedure, no matter how straightforward, can be stressful for both pets and pet owners. Our goal is to take out the stress by providing the highest quality care possible and following strict pet safety standards -- the same high-level of care individuals receive every day at an animal hospital."

University Animal Clinic is one of only 12% of all animal vet hospitals to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and achieve the AAHA's strict standards for vet care. The vet clinic has also received several awards for their veterinary care and customer service from various magazines and associations. One commendation they received was "Best Veterinary Clinic" by Sarasota Magazine in 2008.

Pet owners who would like to learn more about Sevoflurane gas inhalant and anesthesia for pets may do so by visiting the animal vet clinic's website,

The University Park vet clinic also provides routine wellness care services, vaccinations, spay and neuter operations, surgical care and emergency care.

"We are more than just a vet care hospital -- we consider ourselves a medical service business dedicated to the veterinary needs of pets," said Dr. Rill. "An important part of our service is communication with pet owners. We are always happy to discuss in detail any procedure, including the administration of Sevoflurane gas inhalant for anesthesia."

To schedule an appointment, pet owners may use the online appointment request form on the website.

Contact Information

  • University Animal Clinic
    University Park, FL