Make work better. Our procedural instruction and RACE-approved content shows you real patients being treated at DoveLewis Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Once you're part of AtDove, you're always in. Take your individual account wherever you go, as you advance your career. You'll have a record of all the procedures you've viewed and quizzes you've completed.

  • Replacing Soda Lime After CO2 Absorption

    60 Views - 0 Comments Soda lime, also known as Baralyme granules, are used to absorb CO2 from anesthesia machines or oxygen chambers. Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Assistant, reviews how, when, and why it’s important to change these o...

    6 min 19 sec

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  • Cryptorchidism in Dogs

    170 Views - 0 Comments Cryptorchid testicles occur when one or both testicles don’t descend normally. Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS about evaluating these patients and prepping for surgery.

    4 min 39 sec

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  • PCC Veterinary Technology Program- A Lesson in Triage

    216 Views - 0 Comments Over the past few months, atdove.org and Portland Community College (PCC) have been teaming up to create new and unique content! PCC has a Veterinary Technology program where students can become cer...
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  • Contrast Esophagram Review

    175 Views - 0 Comments There are two types of contrasts commonly used in veterinary medicine. Review the options and this case diagnosis with Veterinary Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR.

    3 min 27 sec

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  • Radland - Anal Sac Mass

    125 Views - 0 Comments A 12-year-old female spayed basset hound presented to DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital with a history of vomiting, lethargy and multiple episodes of straining to urinate. Physical e...
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  • Tone and Volume for Your Client Conversations

    583 Views - 0 Comments In the 1970’s, Albert Mehrabian created a tool called the communication model. Within this model, he came up with the idea that only 7% of what is being communicated are the literal words. That mean...
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  • That Moment When - The Impact of Empathy

    157 Views - 0 Comments Despite having devices at our fingertips designed to connect you to others in an instant, making connections and building relationships feels harder than ever. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess...

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  • Receiving Constructive Criticism

    549 Views - 0 Comments Being open to criticism, good or bad, is vital to being successful in any job. How else are you going to know what to improve on, how to grow, and areas may require more focus? When...
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  • Feline Towel Restraint (aka Purrito)

    765 Views - 0 Comments Cat burrito, purrito, whatever you want to call it as long as it works! With some patients, less restraint can be more effective. Learn from Technician Assistant Amy Lacey, and staff cat Murray, about...

    3 min 18 sec

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  • Diagnosis of Ischium Lesions

    254 Views - 0 Comments With Veterinary Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, review a canine patient suffering from abdomen pain and the imagery that led to an effective diagnosis.

    2 min 50 sec

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  • Tech to Tech: Improving Communication and Support

    704 Views - 0 Comments In a 24/7 clinic like DoveLewis, a patient may spend multiple days recovering and be under the care of numerous veterinarians and technicians. In these circumstances, information can get lost between swit...

    4 min 57 sec

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  • Cadaver Labs

    51 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis is a teaching hospital, which means that we have interns, externs, and numerous students walking through our doors to learn. A great learning and hands-on opportunity takes place in our cadaver...

    2 min 8 sec

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  • Preoperative TPLO Radiographs

    525 Views - 0 Comments Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about the unique radiograph views needed prior to completing a TPLO surgery.

    1 min 21 sec

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  • Understanding Cremation

    670 Views - 0 Comments If you are a pet owner whose pet is in failing health, or if you have sadly experienced the recent passing of a pet, the following information may help guide you through this difficult period with knowled...
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  • Triaging the Acute Abdomen

    781 Views - 0 Comments “Acute abdomen” in human medicine is defined as sudden and severe abdominal pain of unclear etiology. In veterinary medicine, it is typically a more general term used to describe a patient with any acute...

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  • Taking Snake Radiographs

    640 Views - 0 Comments Radiographs can show vital information about the health of snakes. But how do you do it? Learn tips from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) and Jessica Waters, CVT.

    3 min 17 sec

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  • Stop Talking About Marketing

    137 Views - 0 Comments People are changing how they make decisions, and figuring out how to reach your customers can be difficult. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess Payne, about how to tackle your marketing channels....

    42 min 44 sec

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  • When Thrombosis Gets Complicated

    344 Views - 0 Comments Coagulation is a protective mechanism to prevent excessive hemorrhage following trauma. However, regulatory mechanisms are normally in place to control the timing and extent of the clotting process. For e...
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  • Snake Physical Exam and Restraint

    773 Views - 0 Comments A physical examination of a snake includes looking at their eyes, nose, scales, and vent. Learn from Carrie Daly, DVM, about tips for completing a stress-free exam.

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

    1,337 Views - 0 Comments As a small animal veterinary professional, particularly one practicing in Portland, OR, it seems highly likely that you have been or will be asked about cannabis as a treatment option for a pet’s conditio...
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  • Medical Math - Constant Rate Infusion

    1,874 Views - 0 Comments A Constant Rate Infusion (CRI) is utilized to administer a continuous dose of drug in intravenous fluids. We are most used to CRIs for pain management, as in this form the drug can be maintained at...
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  • Lymph Node and Mass Aspirate

    593 Views - 0 Comments It’s important to know the different ways to sample masses and lymph nodes, as some techniques can end up altering your sample. Learn from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, abou...

    5 min 20 sec

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  • Talking to Children About Pet Death: Pt 2

    604 Views - 2 Comments Dealing with a pet’s death is hard, and can be even harder when children are involved. Kids may not understand the magnitude of their pet’s illness, the related expenses, or how to assess quality of life....
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  • Gastroduodenal Perforation in a Dog Treated with Steroids and NSAIDs

    490 Views - 0 Comments An elderly Golden Retriever from out of state was presented for evaluation of abdominal effusion and possible surgery. The patient had a history of osteoarthritis and was being managed chronically with de...
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  • Respiratory Review: Nursing Strategies for Oxygen Administration

    1,244 Views - 0 Comments Getting adequate oxygen into our patients in critical. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), about the technicians role in supporting oxygen administration. This talk is specifically RACE-approved f...

    1 hour 4 min

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  • Double Vision

    850 Views - 3 Comments Veterinarians and technicians rely on one another every day to perform their jobs. Learn from veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to improve communication, sim...

    42 min 13 sec

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  • Dealing with Guilt

    523 Views - 0 Comments Guilt is a common feeling among participants in the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program. Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program reviews how to help those deali...
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  • Leech Therapy

    1,054 Views - 0 Comments Medicinal leeches can be used for treatment of congested blood and swelling. Learn from Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about how leech therapy was used to treat a dog’s hind leg with surgical complicatio...

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Forequarter Amputation

    737 Views - 0 Comments Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, reviews the steps and considerations for completing a forequarter amputation on a dog.

    11 min 24 sec

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  • TPLO Surgery

    470 Views - 0 Comments A TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is a surgery performed to help stabilize the stifle joint. Learn the step-by-step instructions from Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, for completing thi...

    11 min 32 sec

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  • The "A" Team

    869 Views - 2 Comments Differences in titles and roles in the assistant team allow individuals to specialize in different departments and tasks, emphasizing individual strengths and helping to distribute resources appropriately...
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  • Foreign Body in Radiology

    1,142 Views - 0 Comments Pets are constantly eating things they shouldn’t be. Learn from DoveLewis Radiologist, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, about identifying unique foreign bodies.

    2 min 30 sec

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  • 5 Ways to Use Peanut Butter in an Animal Hospital

    957 Views - 0 Comments March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, and peanut butter is a commonly used tool here at DoveLewis. To celebrate, we’re sharing 5 facts about peanut butter and 5 ways to use peanut butter...
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  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    499 Views - 0 Comments Review causes, diagnosis, and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in dogs with Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology). This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit....

    55 min 45 sec

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  • Heart Murmurs in the Asymptomatic Canine and Feline Patient

    939 Views - 0 Comments A heart murmur is a relatively common physical exam abnormality in dogs and cats. In this session, learn the likely causes of heart murmurs in asymptomatic patients based on the history, signalment and ph...

    47 min 45 sec

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  • Exploring Pulmonary Hypertension

    630 Views - 0 Comments An 11-year-old, female spayed mixed breed dog was referred to cardiology for two episodes of syncope. Her owners reported an occasional cough and a slowly decreasing activity level and appetite over...
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  • Heartworm Treatment and Melarsomine Injection

    1,371 Views - 0 Comments We know how important it is to remind owners to keep their pets on year round heartworm prevention, but what happens when a pet actually has heartworms? Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Overview

    1,424 Views - 0 Comments Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is a common disease affecting cats. DoveLewis Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) reviews common symptoms, diagnosis, and medical management.

    5 min 34 sec

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  • Placing a Holter Monitor

    621 Views - 0 Comments A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive method of assessing the heart's rhythm. Jaclyn Benglian, CVT, reviews how to assemble a Holter monitor for patients...

    5 min 30 sec

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  • Small Animal Ultrasound: The Big 5

    971 Views - 0 Comments Diagnostic sonography has proven to be a front line diagnostic for small animal patients. DoveLewis Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, reviews factors to take into account to increase diagnostic yield w...

    50 min 1 sec

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  • Breaking the "Sink or Swim" Mentality

    630 Views - 1 Comments Creating a training structure is a tedious, time consuming process, but it saves time and provides value for both you and your staff in the long run. Learn from Chief Administrative Officer Monica Maxwel...

    50 min 29 sec

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  • Treating Proptosis with Temporary Tarsorrhaphy

    819 Views - 0 Comments Proptosis is a protrusion of the globe from the boney orbit.  It most commonly results from trauma to the head or neck.  The degree force necessary to result in proptosis varies depending on the...
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  • Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

    1,955 Views - 2 Comments Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

    1 min 52 sec

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  • Reducing Turnover by Increasing Engagement

    992 Views - 1 Comments The country is dealing with record low unemployment rates.  Economically and for the citizens of the US, this is positive news.  For employers it does make hiring and retention more challenging....
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  • Coping with Grief and Loss

    972 Views - 1 Comments How does grief differ when a pet is lost due to old age versus a sudden tragedy? Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews how clients may feel and react afte...
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  • Open Chest CPR

    1,609 Views - 0 Comments You’ve just completed external chest compressions with no response, now what? Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about how to enter the chest to begin cardia...

    7 min 50 sec

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  • Open Chest CPR - Advanced Methods

    837 Views - 0 Comments Open chest CPR is a difficult and hard to practice procedure. Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about a few advanced ways to attempt to revive a patient....

    5 min 55 sec

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  • Ask the Right Questions

    3,281 Views - 0 Comments We’ve all had the thought after working with a client-- why didn’t you mention this earlier? Why am I just hearing about this now? This would have been nice to know an hour ago… While it may be easy to...
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  • Working Well Under Pressure

    2,508 Views - 1 Comments Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any posi...

    3 min 30 sec

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  • Email Etiquette- Do’s and Don’ts

    1,383 Views - 0 Comments There are a lot of ways to communicate these days. Phone calls, text messages, instant messages, email, direct mail-- the list goes on. While it’s important to note how your clients prefer to be communica...
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