Banfield® anesthesia resources

Banfield anesthesia standards

The quality of our anesthesia practices is built on a solid foundation of evidence-based standards and protocols, sound operational practices, a focus on patient safety and robust team member training and development programs.

Our commitment to the continuous improvement of our anesthesia standards and protocols supports our belief that we can create a better world for pets through the delivery of high-quality veterinary care. Together we can strive to deliver safe, high quality healthcare to every pet, every time.

Anesthesia resources and downloads

Comprehensive books on anesthesia standards and protocols

Banfield’s standards and protocols for high-quality anesthesia resources and tools are designed to help you get the best results for every pet, every time.

The goal of each of these books is to provide researched and referenced medical quality standards and protocols, based on proven fundamentals of quality and medical best practices, that will lead to sustainable outcomes for veterinary practices and the best results for each pet.


Book One: Anesthesia Quality, Medical Quality Standards, Equipment & Physiology
Book Two: Individualized Anesthesia & Analgesia Plan, Sedation & Immobilization, Induction, Monitoring & Recovery
Book Three: Protocols, CPR Guidelines, & Appendix

Training materials for anesthesia quality standards and references

Get insights on building a solid foundation of evidence-based standards and protocols with sound operational practices that are focused on patient safety and robust team member training and development programs.

Our booklets and huddle cards are designed to help you get your team together to learn about the standards of practice that they are committed to deliver.


Standards and references PDF
Best practices huddle cards
Clinical essential huddle cards

Checklists and guides for anesthesia procedures

Get a complete suite of materials to help your teams meet specific guidelines on the anesthesia process, from pre-anesthesia through recovery, including Advanced Life Support and Post-Cardiopulmonary Arrest care.

See our complete list of anesthesia checklists and guides

Sharing resources with the profession

Banfield is passionate about sharing our key findings with the wider profession and believes in the power of combining data with open, solution-based dialogue to help improve patient outcomes. We often share new findings at national veterinary conferences and through our industry partnerships. We also partner with veterinary colleagues and experts at several colleges on original research projects, including Iowa State University, UC Davis, Ontario Veterinary College, North Carolina State University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota and University of Liverpool.

In addition to our anesthesia protocol tools, get even more insights from our veterinary affairs team from these resources:

See our Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) Report

See our State of Pet Health Report 

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