ACVA Small Animal Monitoring Guidelines (2009)

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Sep 6, 2023

In 2009, the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (ACVA) revised their set of guidelines for anesthetic monitoring. The goal of the ACVA guidelines is "to improve the level of anesthesia care for veterinary patients. Frequent and continuous monitoring and recording of vital signs in the peri-anesthetic period by trained personnel and the intelligent use of various monitors are requirements for advancing the quality of anesthesia care of veterinary patients."