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Banfield® anesthesia resources

Banfield anesthesia job aids

Help your team deliver safe, high-quality petcare with Banfield’s patient-specific tools on anesthesia. We’ve provided tools and resources to help your team deliver safe, high-quality petcare every time.  

We’re committed to continuous improvement of our anesthesia standards and protocols. Together we can strive to deliver safe, high quality healthcare to every pet, every time.

Checklists and job aids for anesthetic procedures in your clinical practice

Patient-specific tools and checklists

Banfield’s tools are designed to assist you during anesthetic procedures and treatments.


Dosage calculator

Use this calculator to guide in selecting personal anesthesia equipment, fluid and oxygen rates, and medications for every phase of anesthesia, including emergency situations.

Note: The dosage calculator only mentions medications used in Banfield hospitals.

Download the dosage calculator

Anesthesia machine checklist

Follow and complete this checklist before every general anesthesia procedure.

Note: The machine checklist only mentions machines used in Banfield hospitals. If your machines differ, it may be useful as a template to create your own checklist. 

Download the anesthesia machine checklist

Established guidelines from pre-anesthesia to recovery

Help your veterinary team improve concordance with Banfield’s established guidelines for anesthesia procedures.


Preanesthetic evaluation

A complete evaluation should entail a physical examination, a review of patient history, clinical pathology testing and determination of ASA status. Use this outline of key procedural and reference materials to get the support you need during the clinical decision process.

Download the preanesthetic evaluation job aid

Monitoring job aid

Use this job aid to help your team capture key information during each procedure and keep quality medical record documentation.

Download the monitoring job aid

CPR poster for urgent intervention

We recommend keeping charts and other resuscitation aids accessible and visible in areas where CPA may occur. Print this poster and display it in procedure areas and surgery suites as initial guides for urgent intervention.

Download the CPR poster

CPA and ALS (Advanced Life Support)

Cognitive aids (checklists, algorithms, and dosing charts) have been shown to improve compliance with CPR guidelines. Use this job aid to help you deliver Cardiopulmonary Arrest care and Advanced Life Support  in the event of an emergency.

Download the CPA and ALS guide

Please see our Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Veterinary Practitioner: Canine and Feline books for complete information on protocol selection and individualized patient care. See more about our books

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