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    Avian Catheterization

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    Vascular access can be extremely difficult in the avian species. Learn from DoveLewis Veterinary Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about important considerations while working with these patients.

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    Marketing in a New World

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    Breaking into a new industry can be tough. And while you may not always (or ever) feel like you have a grasp on the world around you, taking the time to ask questions and learn from your team can make a big impact. Learn from...

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    Think Like a Criminal to Catch a Criminal

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    No business is immune to the risk of employee fraud, and the results can be especially devastating to small clinics. In this session with Chief Financial Officer Rona Amadon, CPA, learn some of the most common ways to commit occu...

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    Syncope in a Chronic Mitral Valve Disease Patient

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    Sonny, a 12-year-old, male castrated Chihuahua was presented to the Dove Lewis emergency department. Sonny’s owner reports three episodes of syncope that day. Two events occurred after running up the stairs, and one while drinking...

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    How to Prevent Clogs in NG Tubes

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    Feeding tubes are incredibly important pieces of equipment as they help our patients get the nutrition and medication they need. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about how to prevent clogs in NG tubes.

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    Oral Medication Administration: Feline

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    Enticing your patients to take their meds can be an all-day event. Creative disguises, fancy treats, you’ve probably tried it all. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to administer oral...

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    Treating Intestinal Lipoma

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    Hank, a 10-year-old male neutered coonhound, presented for a 10-day history of gastrointestinal signs including vomiting and diarrhea that improved with hospitalization and medical management at an emergency hospital. Radiographs...

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    Preparing Heparin Flush

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    Having syringes prepared with heparin saline solution is a great way to prepare your team for the day ahead. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about using heparin solution in your hospital.

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    A Review of Real Cases

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    Review recent cases at DoveLewis and discuss a practical approach for imaging emergency and trauma patients. Learn key concepts and expert tips for high-quality image interpretation, which provides better diagnoses of acute illnes...

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    Brachycephalic Patients in Clinical Practice

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    Brachycephalics are some of the most popular breeds, so it’s important to recognize the risks that they face in a veterinary hospital. Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice- Canine/Feline) reviews common concerns, handling tips...

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    Surprise! The Use of Anesthesia in the ER and ICU

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    Anesthetizing less than ideal patients, whether due to the primary disease or pre-existing co-morbidities, are common cases discussed at DoveLewis. Review current literature, case examples, and different approaches to critically i...

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    Restraint Techniques for Brachycephalic Dogs

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    Brachycephalic dog are some of the most common household breeds including Pugs, Bulldogs, and Boston Terriers. Learn from Technician Assistant Manager Megan Urton, about ways to safely restrain and handle these breeds for minimal...

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    Triage Care of the Acute Abdomen

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    “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 significant abdominal sign...

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    Reducing the Spread of Infectious Diseases

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    In the veterinary industry, we are exposed to many pathogens, often without even realizing it is happening. From there, we can expose our own pets, family members, and even strangers to the contaminants that come into our hospita...

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    Common Toxicities Seen in the ER

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    General approach to toxicities The initial approach to the intoxicated patient should focus on obtaining an accurate exposure history from the owner, along with a rapid physical exam assessment and initiation of stabilizing the...

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    Prepping for Avian Physical Exam and Restraint

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    When a client brings in their sick parakeet or an injured owl, are you prepared to handle them? Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about a few tips for handling birds and ensuring everyone’s safety.

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    Avian Anatomy Basics

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    We all know that anatomically, birds are different than cats and dogs. But how different? Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) gives a practical overview of the main things to consider when treating the avian species in your clinic.

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    Troubleshooting an Oxygen Snyder Machine

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    When it’s a busy day on the floor, the last thing you want to deal with is malfunctioning equipment. Medical Equipment Specialist Catherine Raffaell walks through a common error that occurs in our Oxygen Snyder Units at DoveLewis,...

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    Reviewing Postoperative TPLO Radiographs

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    TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is becoming a more common surgery for canine patients. After surgery, restricted movement is required to ensure quality healing. Learn from Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA about w...

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    Rabbits: Recording Vitals and Giving IM Injections

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    Rabbits are commonly seen in a veterinary clinic for husbandry issues such as GI stasis. Learn from Portland Community Instructor Laura Harris, CVT, and DoveLewis Technician Jaime Harvey about how to gather important information a...

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    Canine Mitral Valve Disease

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    Canine mitral valve disease is a common cardiac disease seen here at DoveLewis. Learn from Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM, about some of the symptoms to be on the lookout for at your own clinic.

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    Ambu Bags Part 2: Set-Up and Patient Care

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    Ambu bags are really useful tools, but can be confusing to set up if you haven’t used them before. Learn a few tips and tricks from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVCECC.

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    Ambu Bags Part 1: Reviewing the Basics

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    There are unique parts and safety features of ambu bags that make them ideal for veterinary patients. Learn from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about which settings to keep on your radar.

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    Treating a Head Abscess Part 2: Wet-to-Dry Bandaging

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    After draining and flushing an abscess, there is still a lot of work to be down to ensure proper healing. Learn from Staff Veterinarian Lindsey McGuire, DVM, about packing an abscess with the wet-to-dry bandaging technique.

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    Treating a Head Abscess Part 1: Prep, Drain, Flush

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    An abscess can lead to patient discomfort and infections that requires ongoing medical treatments. Review how to prep and flush a large head abscess from Staff Veterinarian Lindsey McGuire, DVM.

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    Post-Surgery Suture Removal

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    Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA about how to quickly finish the last step of a patients surgical care. In this video, review both continuous suture patterns and interrupted sutures.

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    Preparing Chlorhexidine Dilutions

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    Chlorhexidine is a great disinfectant, but needs to be used with care and at the correct dilution. Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews how to make safe chlorhexidine dilutions, and the difference betwe...

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    A Generation of Changes in Veterinary Medicine

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    A lot has changed over the last 25 years in veterinary medicine- patient care, perscription drugs, and technology just to name a few. Sharon McDermaid, CVT, has been with DoveLewis for 25 years! And she has seen first hand ma...

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    Radiograph Diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome

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    A feline patient presented for straining to urinate and constipation. Radiographs determined Cauda Equina Syndrome. What’s next?

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    Determining the Fate of Feline Aortic Thromboembolism

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    Feline aortic thromboembolism affects approximately 25-30 percent of cats with heart disease. Thrombus formation occurs secondary to stagnation of blood in a dilated left atrium (blood stasis), the highly reactive state of feline...

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    Considerations for Scruffing Feline Patients

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    Scruffing used to be one of the most common ways to restraint feline patients. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best method! Learn from Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, about alternative methods for restraining, recognizing...

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    Red Rubber vs. Foley Catheters: Pros and Cons

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    When it comes to catheters, it can be helpful to know the pros and cons of each. Learn from Technician Manager Carolyn Tran, CVT, about a few of the differences between Red Rubber and Foley Catheters.

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    Recruiting in a World of Rising Minimum Wages

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    Recruiting for any position is not usually a favorite task among managers – especially in the veterinary field when you may be stuck trying to fill a shift as quickly as possible – even filling it yourself on some days. Learn from...

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    Employee Retention: Five Lessons from Exit Interviews

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    Exit interviews are a common practice when an employee vacates their job. Often this information is just placed in their employee file and forgotten about, even when we have the best intentions. But what if we really used this inf...

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    Keeping a Pace on Diltiazem Toxicity With Bradycardia

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    A 12-year-old neutered male Chihuahua weighing 3.8 kg was presented for evaluation of weakness following suspected ingestion of any of a variety of medications, potentially including extended release diltiazem, ibuprofen, aspirin,...

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    The Twists and Turns of Corn Cob Ingestion

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    A 5-year-old male neutered Labrador retriever was referred for abdominal exploration following a three-day history of gastrointestinal signs. He was known to have consumed corn cobs three days earlier followed by vomiting, abdomin...

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    Labeling Kennel Cards

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    Kennel cards can call attention to important pieces of information, such as where a patient’s meds are, if they have a personal item, and when you may need protective gear. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-...

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    Severe Pedal Necrosis: When Bandage Management Goes Wrong

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    Bandages are commonly used in the management of injuries to the distal extremity in veterinary patients. Bandages offer many benefits for healing of wounds and other injuries to the limb; they provide support, decrease edema, main...

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    The Anorexic Cat: A Breakdown of Appetite Stimulants

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    We’ve all encountered the frustration that is the anorexic cat. It is possible to run a comprehensive diagnostic panel and still not understand why the patient is not eating. Add full body imaging and your client can easily spend...

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    CSR Terminology 101

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    P is QAR, normal BP/HR/MM. LMOM for O to discuss US DX and SX recomendations. Wait, what? Sometimes reading medical notes can seem like a jigsaw puzzle, especially for CSR's new to the veterinary field. Our front desk team here...

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    My Journey to Vet School

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    Continuing education and training can have immense benefits on your longevity and happiness in your career. It impacts the patients you are working with today as well as the patients you will treat tomorrow. In this blog, Anthony...

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    Exam Tips for Handling Rabbits

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    Rabbits may be nervous in a clinic setting, so it’s important to know proper handling and restraint techniques. Learn from Portland Community College Instructor and Certified Veterinary Technician Laura Harris, and DoveLewis Certi...

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    Tube Placement and Care: A Step-by-step Guide

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    Placing and managing various tubes is an important part of a veterinary technician’s role in patient care, and knowing the proper procedures and most effective methods will ensure that you are offering the best possible treatment....

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    Canine Hypoadrenocorticism - Addison's Disease

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    Hypoadrenocorticism (HA) is a deficiency of the adrenal cortex to produce mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Learn from Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, as she explains hypoadrenocorticism (also known as Addison’s Disease)...

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    Canine Megaesophagus

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    Megaesophagus is a condition characterized by decreased or absent esophageal tone and motility usually resulting in diffuse dilation of the esophagus. Review clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment options with Internal Medicine...

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    What Pet Loss Support Taught Me

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    I attended my first Pet Loss Support Group run by Enid Traisman, MSW, CT in December of 2018. I immediately felt the power of this community resource and felt validated in my own grief by the stories, lessons and experiences of th...

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    Replacing Soda Lime After CO2 Absorption

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    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 on a regular basis.

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    Cryptorchidism in Dogs

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    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.

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    PCC Veterinary Technology Program- A Lesson in Triage

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    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 certified to work in animal clinics...

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    Contrast Esophagram Review

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    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.

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