When your pet arrives at the hospital on the day of his or her dental prophy, they will be examined by one of our doctors to make sure they are healthy, to undergo the anesthetic and procedure planned for the day. Once the doctor completes a full physical exam, the recommended pre anesthetic blood work will be drawn by one of the registered veterinary technicians (RVT). Your pet will also receive an anti-nausea injection to help with the effects of the other medications being administered throughout the day which will last for 24 hrs. After the bloodwork is evaluated and the doctor determines the values are acceptable, we can go ahead with the procedure. One of the RVTs will place an intravenous (IV) catheter, they are started on iv fluids, a sedation given and your pet will be prepped for anesthesia. Throughout the entire procedure an RVT will be observing your pet’s vital signs along with using multiple monitoring machines to assist them.