ISVRA Standards, Guidelines and Statements are based on similar documents published by different medical bodies. They provide guidance to improve decision-making and possibly outcomes in veterinary anaesthesia. They are not intended as unique indicators of appropriate peri-anaesthetic care. Their interpretation and application happens within the context of local institutions, organizations and practice conditions. A departure from one or more recommendations may be appropriate if the care provided meets the anaesthetist's duty to the patient.

Guidelines are recommendations assisting the practitioner and the owner with decisions about pet health care. These recommendations may be adopted, modified, or rejected according to clinical needs and constraints. They are not intended as standards or absolute requirements, and their use cannot guarantee any specific outcome. In addition, they are not intended to replace local institutional policies. Guidelines are subject to revision as warranted by the evolution of medical knowledge, technology, and practice. They are supported by a synthesis and analysis of current literature, expert opinion, open forum commentary, and clinical feasibility data.


Safety in veterinary anaesthesia