Hello again! I'm so glad to hear that Jag is looking lovely again ;)
In terms of anesthetic protocols, there are so many different ways which would be appropriate.
The most important things will be using an injection of sedative first (makes going under and waking back up more smooth), having an IV catheter placed, and pain control after the procedure.
If you would like to ask your vet what the anesthetic protocol is, I am happy to take a look at it.
Just let me know!
Many vets do still use ketamine, it's not contraindicated. I have the same feelings as you though, I prefer not to use it in dogs (I will still use it with some cats).
I prefer to use propofol for induction, but again, there is nothing specifically wrong with ketamine. I'll watch for your reply!