Advances in anesthesia have made elective procedures safer, with a low rate of anesthetic complications, However, complications can arise because of pre-existing conditions not evident during previous examinations. In order to evaluate you pet's current health status, a pre-anesthetic blood screen (CBC and serum chemistry) will be performed. In certain rare circumstances a condition may exist that is not evident on physical examination or pre-anesthetic screening, which could result in an anesthetic complication. All patients undergoing anesthesia will have an intravenous catheter placed to allow for administration of fluids during the procedure (to help support blood pressure), and to facilitate emergency treatment if needed. It may be necessary to shave or clip hair from the IV catheter site and/or other areas. Patients will be monitored during and after anesthesia. Pain relief medication will be administered in hospital and dispensed for use at home at the discretion of the doctor.