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  • When Thrombosis Gets Complicated

    45 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

    186 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.

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  • Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

    302 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

    683 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

    229 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

    236 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

    281 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

    583 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...

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  • Double Vision

    458 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

    272 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

    668 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

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

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  • TPLO Surgery

    258 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

    534 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

    786 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

    593 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

    346 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

    803 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

    476 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

    1,017 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

    1,051 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

    493 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

    832 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

    456 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

    568 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

    1,562 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

    526 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

    802 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

    1,343 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

    677 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

    2,518 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

    1,963 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

    1,029 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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  • Personality Types and Common Communication Mistakes

    1,126 Views - 0 Comments A client’s personality can have a big impact on their communication style. Join Sarah Parker, CMA(AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about the different personality types,...

    8 min 35 sec

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  • Communication in Crisis: What Clients Go Through in an Emergency

    1,970 Views - 2 Comments Pet emergencies occur every minute of every day – but for our clients it is a singular monumental event. Pets are, in fact, family. They are family that like to eat socks, brawl in the street, enjoy...
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  • Resources for Seamless Client Communication

    660 Views - 0 Comments Did you know that starting out the day with a team huddle can increase internal communication and lead to a better client experience? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metro...

    4 min 53 sec

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  • Handling Client Complaints

    1,147 Views - 0 Comments Handling client complaints can be draining from the start. Prior to working with the client, you should have already started your research on the issue, have notes on hand, and your team shoul...
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  • Barriers to Effective Communication

    1,755 Views - 0 Comments We may think that our communication style is crystal clear, but is it? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about how we can minimize the barriers that h...

    4 min 6 sec

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  • De-Escalating Clients in a Busy Lobby

    1,073 Views - 0 Comments Working with an escalated client can be awkward and uncomfortable, especially in front of other customers. Learn from Client Relations Specialist, Rena Alexander, and Client Liaison, Cy Torrey, about tips...

    3 min 49 sec

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  • Preparing for a Snake Physical Exam

    1,331 Views - 0 Comments Snakes can be easily stressed, and are sensitive to oils on our skin such as lotions and perfumes. Learn from Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to safely prepare for a sn...

    3 min 31 sec

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  • Cleaning an Isolation Exam Room

    1,386 Views - 4 Comments An isolation exam room needs to be treated with extra care to ensure that containments are not spread between patients. Learn from Megan Urton, Technician Assistant Manager, about how to safely clean an i...

    4 min 40 sec

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  • Assembling a Simple Major Pack

    1,082 Views - 1 Comments Getting instruments cleaned, sterilized, and organized is crucial in any veterinary hospital. Learn from Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Technician Assistant, about the correct way to assemble a simple major pack....

    9 min 53 sec

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  • Why We Stay Open

    1,167 Views - 0 Comments We learned recently that some local emergency hospitals are sending their patients to DoveLewis in an attempt to manage their own caseloads. We get it—when you combine factors like a national hiring short...
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  • Glo Germ: A Staff Training Tool

    1,514 Views - 0 Comments Here at DoveLewis, we take all things cleaning very seriously. It’s important that every staff member is up to date on our latest cleaning protocols. While it can be time consuming to spend time with each...
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  • Cidex Sterilization

    674 Views - 0 Comments Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. Note – Cidex should only be used after equipment has gone through stand...

    2 min 22 sec

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  • Passive Range of Motion

    1,423 Views - 0 Comments Passive range of motion (or PROM) is an important step to include in the treatment of ICU patients. Learn from CVT, Emily Dascalos, and staff dog, Ollie, who is recovering from a hemilaminectomy, about th...

    4 min 26 sec

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  • Surgical Management of Chylothorax

    609 Views - 0 Comments Chylothorax is a primary (idiopathic) or secondary condition where chyle accumulates in the pleural space. Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, will discuss the typical signalment and clinical signs, etiology,...

    53 min 44 sec

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  • Current Concepts in Clinical Nutrition

    1,220 Views - 0 Comments Nutrition intersects all types of clinical conditions including cognitive dysfunction, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, renal disease, atopic conditions and cancer. Join Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh DVM, DACVECC i...

    45 min 3 sec

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  • Total IV Anesthesia

    1,690 Views - 1 Comments The accepted best practice for anesthesia has been to induce the patient with and injectable drug, intubate, and maintain on inhalant anesthetics. The alternative to this is total IV anesthesia or TIVA....

    33 min 49 sec

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  • Celebrating the Holidays Without Your Animal Companion

    743 Views - 1 Comments As the holidays are approaching, Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews ways that you can honor your pet during the holiday season. These tips can al...
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