Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Our specialist-led anaesthesia team focuses on providing excellent care for animals anaesthetised or sedated for medical or surgical procedures.
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All patients are treated as individuals to ensure that care is tailored to meet their needs. We have a full suite of monitoring equipment to ensure that physiological parameters are maintained within normal limits during anaesthesia and sedation, promoting a fast recovery from anaesthesia and surgery.

Optimising peri-operative pain management is a key goal of our service, to ensure that animals have, as far as possible, a pain-free experience while undergoing treatment with us.

We also offer a service to help with the management of chronic pain, using pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods, such as acupuncture, in challenging cases.

The benefits of using the anaesthesia service at Bristol Vet Specialists are:

  • A specialist in anaesthesia oversees the management of every case
  • Use of advanced monitoring equipment such as direct arterial blood pressure measurement
  • Routine use of local and regional anaesthetic techniques using ultrasound guidance
  • Use of complex multi-modal analgesia techniques involving systemic and local analgesia
  • Routine use of peri-operative pain scoring to tailor analgesia to the demands of each patient
  • Access to a specialist team of medicine and cardiology clinicians to support the service

The Team

Jo Murrell

Jo Murrell

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Services we offer

Our team of Consultants provide top-quality care in anaesthesia & analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology (including radiotherapy), ophthalmology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.


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