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    Creating an Exotics Exam Toolbox

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    Preparing for exotic patients is important to limit stress and unnecessary handling. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about the supplies you should have on-hand to care for these patients.

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    Triaging Exotic Patients

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    At DoveLewis, we are seeing more exotic patients than ever before. Lean from Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about gathering patient history and triage tips for exotic species.

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    Avian Emergencies Part Two: Common Emergencies and Procedures

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    Just as with dogs and cats, there are many different types of emergency presentations that you might see during an avian veterinary visit. To learn about the avian physical exam and gaining a thorough history, check out Part One o...

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    Avian Emergencies Part One: Understanding the Basics of Bird Treatment

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    At DoveLewis, an astounding variety of species are walked, wheeled and carried through our doors on a daily basis. In addition to dogs and cats, we regularly treat a cornucopia of exotic pets and wildlife, including (but not limit...

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    Safe Use of ThermoCare Incubator

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    Kara Erdman, CVT, reviews how to use a ThermoCare incubator on the hospital floor.

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    Pain Management Case Review: Arthritic Canine

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    Kate Earl, DVM, CVA, reviews the benefits of acupuncture in a canine patient experiencing arthritis.

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    Pain Management Case Review: Vestibular Disease

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    Review a case with Katherine Earl, DVM, CVA, of a canine patient who presented with osteoarthritis and recently had an episode of idiopathic vestibular disease.

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    B.A.R. on the Floor: Expanding Your Window of Tolerance

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    In the second video of the B.A.R on the Floor series, Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee discusses recognizing ways to expand your window of tolerance. Download Additional Resources

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    Finding Resilience

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    DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, shares her expeirence with grief, and the journey to finding resilience.   I remember thinking a few months ago, when I was in the darkest times...

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    ECG Interpretation Tips for Technicians

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), about how to interpret and get the most accurate ECG readings on your patients.

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    Managing Stressful Moments

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    Stressful moments happen every day in veterinary medicine. Learn from Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, LCSW, about coping with these moments no matter where you are.

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    Resilience in Veterinary Medicine

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    DoveLewis Technician Andrea Maimer, CVT, discusses resilience while working at an emergency animal hospital and through the COVID-19 pandemic.   Five years ago, just shy of completing my first year working as...

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    Be Here Now

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    There are many different reactions that we may be experiencing as our “new normal” continues to unfold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeling a little out of control is normal right now. It is an uncomfortable reality. Sometimes...

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    B.A.R. on the Floor: An Introduction to Trauma

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    In this first video of the B.A.R on the Floor series, Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee will discuss the impact of stress and how to develop a greater understanding of it's impact. Download Additional Resources...

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    An Introduction to B.A.R on the Floor

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    Over the past few months, our Technician Training team, along with Debrah Lee, our Veterinary Well-being Program Director, and Monica Maxwell, our Chief Administrative Officer, have been working on a new kind of veterinary educati...

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    Mission, Vision, and the Houses of Hogwarts

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    Author’s Note: I love talking about all-things-Harry-Potter because I believe that words can be magical. But not all magic is good. Recently, J.K. Rawling inflicted pain with her words with misinformed and damaging, transphobic co...

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    The Far-Reaching Effects of Hypothermia

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    Hypothermia is a common finding in veterinary medicine, but often the negative impacts are greatly underestimated. In this lecture presented by Patient Care and Education Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), we will discuss the...

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    Initial Evaluation and Stabilization of Fractures

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    Join Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, as we discuss the evaluation and stabilization of fractures in veterinary patients. Our discussion will focus on the initial care of fractures including wound management and bandaging technique...

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    Chronic Pain in Cats and Dogs: An Integrated Approach

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    Integrative pain management speaks to an overall philosophy of caring for patients with complementary therapies, beyond just conventional pharmaceuticals. Learn from Staff Veterinarian Katherine Earl, DVM, CVA, about how to identi...

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    Facial Wound Reconstruction in a Chihuahua: A Pictorial Essay

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    A one-year-old male neutered Chihuahua, Jax, was playing in his yard on a warm summer evening (Figure 1). While sniffing through the slots in the fence, he was bitten by the neighbor's large breed dog, suffering a severe avulsion...

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    Kits for Keeps: Using Technician Training Kits for Ongoing Learning

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    We recently published the Level Two Technician Training Kits and are excited to share them with you! We hope this blog will provide some additional information about the purpose of the kits, and how to best utilize them...

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    Blood Smear for Hand Differential

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    DoveLewis Technician Kyla Mahns, CVT, demonstrates how to make a blood smear slide.

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    Level Up with Technician Training Kits

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    We recently published the Level Two Technician Training Kits and are excited to share them with you! We released Level One at the end of 2020 and wanted to provide some additional information about the purpose of the kits, and how...

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    When (You Think) Your Staff is the Problem: Manager Compassion Fatigue

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    In this session with DoveLewis Chief Administrative Officer Monica Maxwell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, we will discusses manager compassion fatigue and how it appears differently from traditional burnout. Managers will often become resentfu...

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    Mass Removal in an Aged Patient

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    A 14-YEAR-OLD MALE DACHSHUND was presented to DoveLewis' ER for evaluation of a large mass over the right eye (figure 1). The mass was present as a small nodule for a year, but over the past 6 months, it started growing rapid...

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    An Ultrasound Pretender

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    Imaging artifacts during ultrasound can sometimes lead to misinterpretation of normal anatomy as pathology. An example of this is given below with some tips to avoid this confusion during abdominal ultrasounds.   Ileo-c...

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    Technician Hacks - Changing Heska Pump from Macro to Micro

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews a quick technician tip on changing a Heska pump from the macro to micro settings.

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    Technician Hacks - How to Change a T-Port into a Y-Set

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    Need to run two fluids to your patient, and don't have a W-set handy? Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to improvise and turn a T-Port into a Y-Set.

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    Taking Avian Radiographs

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews how to get high-quality radiographs on avian patients, while ensuring safety and limited stress.

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    Avian Anesthesia

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), reviews the important considerations while performing anesthesia on avian patients.

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    Pericardial Effusion

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    In this one hour lecture presented by Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM(cardiology) we will discuss common causes of pericardial effusion. We'll review cases seen at DoveLewis, and follow them from presenting sym...

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    Leptospirosis: A Review of Clinical Signs, Diagnostic Testing, Prevention and Treatment

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    In this lecture presented by Veterinary Internist Staci Goussev, we'll cover a thorough review of leptospirosis. Starting with a discussion of the etiology and epidemiology, we'll then focus on clinical presentation and confirmato...

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    Prep and Printing Aftercare Paw Prints

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    When sending memorabilia home with a grieving pet owner, it's important that it's done right. Learn from Technician Assistant Manager Megan Urton about how to prep paw pads for the best prints.

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    Creating an Internal Process for Patient Aftercare

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    Having a clear understanding of responsibilities and tasks is important, especially when it comes to patient aftercare. Learn from DoveLewis Managers Megan Urton and Anthony Strode about how DoveLewis created an internal process t...

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    Aftercare, Not an Afterthought

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    We recently created three videos about the DoveLewis process for aftercare. The first video, Internal Process for Patient Aftercare, is about the tasks we complete at DoveLewis. It includes both the Assistant and Front Desk perspe...

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    Patient Aftercare: Improving the Client Experience

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    Learn from DoveLewis Managers Megan Urton and Anthony Strode about the importance of having a process in place for patient aftercare.

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    Taking Care of You

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    Increased patient counts and wait times. Decreased staffing and patience. It’s likely every one of us in the veterinary industry has dealt with compounding stressors over the last year. In this lecture presented by Human Resources...

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    Use of Immunosuppressant Therapy in Dogs and Cats – Mechanism of Action and Literature Review

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    In this lecture presented by DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, we will review the immune mediating mechanisms of the most commonly used immunomodulating drugs. We will also cover a thorough literature revie...

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    Through the Lens of Trauma: Experiences in Veterinary Medicine

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    This lecture, presented by Chief Medical Officer Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, and Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, LCSW, will examine the concept of trauma in the veterinary world. Trauma is woven throughout many...

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    Self-Care Part Two: Steps to Create a Self-Care Plan

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    Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, LCSW, about how to create a written self-care plan.   Sometimes practicing self-care can feel the least accessible when we need it the most. When we’re feeling stressed...

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    Urine Line Smear

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform a urine line smear.

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    Alternative E-Collar Methods

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    Although the summer season is coming to a close, it's likely that you and your patients are staying active outside in new ways. Here at DoveLewis, summer is our dog-fight, hiking-mishap, and BBQ-bone-eating season. These are all e...

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    Tips for Canine Nail Trims

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, review tips and tricks for safely trimming dog nails.

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    Improve Accuracy of Doppler Blood Pressure Monitoring

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    Getting an accurate blood pressure measurement using a Doppler can be tricky. Learn from DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about how to troubleshoot common issues for better accuracy.

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    Teratoma Review

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    Learn from Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about a recent patient that presented to DoveLewis and was diagnosed with a teratoma.

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    The Greatest Pretenders: Challenging Adrenal Insufficiencies

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    Adrenocortical insufficiency can be life threatening and may be difficult to identify. This is because of a multitude of factors including uncommon patient signalments, vague clinical signs, normal hemograms, co-morbidities, and v...

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    Canine Cardiomyopathy

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    Explore the causes of myocardial dysfunction in dogs and the common associated symptoms with Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology). Learn more about diagnostic testing options and the current medical tre...

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    Hospital-acquired Conditions and Complications

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    When providing care for the critically ill patient, secondary conditions and complications are likely to occur. A lack of uniformed reporting in veterinary medicine leaves us with little organized data, but human medicin...

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    Making PMMA Beads with Amikacin

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    Surgeon Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to make PMMA antibiotic-impregnated beads with the surgery team at DoveLewis.

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    Hospital-acquired Conditions and Complications Part Four: Gastrointestinal Complications

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) discusses gastrointestinal complications in the hospitalized patient. While some cannot be avoided, there are some preventative measures veterinary nurses can take to minimize the severity and frequenc...

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