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  • Workplace Bullying

    46 Views - 0 Comments Bullying between staff members can be hard to identify. Learn from Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, about how to recognize bullying behaviors and prevent it from happening.

    4 min 52 sec

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  • Talent Wars: How to Attract and Retain Talent

    44 Views - 0 Comments The job market has changed. Certified Veterinary Technicians are difficult to find and retain. In this article, Monica Maxwell discusses why CVT recruiting is so difficult and strategies to help clinics a...
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  • Staff Transition to Management: Part II

    103 Views - 0 Comments Continuing from Staff Transition to Management: Part I, Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, reviews common difficulties that new managers face and tips for making the most of your new promoti...
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  • Staff Transition to Management: Part I

    123 Views - 0 Comments Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, talks about the difficulties that can come with a promotion to management, and tips for handling new responsibilities.

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Crash Course in Vehicular Trauma

    396 Views - 6 Comments Josh Cruz, DVM, reviews how to triage, assess, and treat hit by car traumas. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit. Download Lecture Notes

    1 hour 16 min

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  • Hyperadrenocorticism: Diagnosis and Treatment

    202 Views - 0 Comments Barbara Davis, DVM, DACVIM, reviews Cushing’s disease symptoms and management. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or Technician CE credit. Download Lecture Notes

    47 min 35 sec

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  • Clearing the Air on Spontaneous Pneumothorax

    252 Views - 0 Comments A five year old male castrated Great Dane was referred to DoveLewis for emergency stabilization after being diagnosed with a severe pneumothorax. The day before, the patient has started coughing...
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  • Peritoneal Dialysis

    191 Views - 0 Comments Erika Loftin, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the indications, complications, and administration of peritoneal dialysis for a patient in the ICU.

    4 min 46 sec

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  • Long Term Ventilation

    329 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, VTS (ECC), talks about the in-depth nursing care required for veterinary patients on long-term ventilation in the ICU including recumbent patient care, oral care, and endotracheal tube car...

    6 min 11 sec

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  • Ordering A Urine Culture

    282 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses what warrants sending out a urine culture and sensitivity, and some of the disease processes that go along with urinary tract infections.

    2 min 33 sec

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  • When to Refer to Rehabilitation

    200 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM CCRP, discusses how to determine patients to refer to rehabilitation and when.

    4 min 42 sec

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  • Applying Ocular Medication - Canine

    324 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) walks through the steps of applying ocular medication to a dog. Review how to restrain, and the abbreviations used in prescription instructions.

    1 min 17 sec

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  • Rattlesnake Envenomation

    220 Views - 2 Comments Puncture wounds, swelling, and pain are all symptoms that present after a rattlesnake bite. Learn from Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC about the different treatment options and the importance of pain m...

    7 min 7 sec

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  • When Good Organs Go Bad – Pancreatitis

    534 Views - 0 Comments The pancreas lives in the cranial abdomen close to the stomach and duodenum. With a right and left limb, this organ plays both endocrine and exocrine roles and is vital to nutritional function. The pancre...
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  • Direct Arterial Pressure Monitoring

    549 Views - 0 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (Anest), explains the calibration, use, and care of a direct arterial blood pressure system. Download Instructions

    1 min 36 sec

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  • Temporary Tube Thoracostomy

    319 Views - 2 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM DACVECC, walks us through placing an indwelling thoracostomy tube.

    7 min 5 sec

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  • Intraosseous Catheter Placement

    615 Views - 0 Comments Although a seemingly intimidating procedure, intraosseous (IO) catheter placement is a wonderful tool in the arsenal of emergency medicine practitioners. It is useful in rapid placement during shock...
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  • Communicating Discharge Instructions with Clients

    792 Views - 4 Comments Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, joins Training Specialist and CVT, Jessica Waters, to review the process for communicating effective discharge instructions with clients. Using the exam...

    4 min 9 sec

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  • Surgical Site Infection and Surveillance

    686 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, walks through a review of surgical complications caused by bacterial infections, and how to prevent them. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE cr...

    1 hour 6 min

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  • Is My Rat Choking?

    251 Views - 0 Comments This morning I had quite the scare! One of my rats did not come to greet me, and I found her lying toward the back of her cage. I picked her up and could see something was wrong. I pu...
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  • Vitamin D3 Toxicity: Rare but Noteworthy

    561 Views - 0 Comments Cholecalciferol is an uncommon cause of toxicity in the dog and cat, however after seeing several cases recently, I thought that it warranted a review. Thankfully, these cases were seen shortly afte...
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  • Orthoglass Splint

    306 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to make and set an orthoglass splint after vacuum assisted therapy.

    2 min 36 sec

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  • Flash Sterilization

    480 Views - 0 Comments Flash sterilization is a quick way to get the tools you need into surgery. Learn from surgery technician assistant, Ashley Palmer, about how to safely run a flash sterilization cycle. Download Flash St...

    2 min 4 sec

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  • Introducing a Client Liaison Position

    422 Views - 0 Comments Anthony Strode and Cy Torrey, DoveLewis Client Liaisons, discuss the importance of providing great client experiences through their new positions as Client Liaisons. Learn how they are taking customer ser...

    3 min 38 sec

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  • Current Concepts and Ideas in Pain Management

    906 Views - 0 Comments Pain was adopted as the fifth vital sign in human medicine in 1996 following the objective pulse, blood pressure, respiration and temperature.  In veterinary medicine we are following suit as i...
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  • High Rise Syndrome

    524 Views - 0 Comments High Rise Syndrome happens more frequently in the summer when windows are left open. Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC reviews the diagnostic imaging and treatment needed to care for high rise patients....

    4 min 14 sec

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  • Thank You, and Good Job

    674 Views - 1 Comments Being a veterinarian is exhausting, isn't it? We need to care about so many things! I need to care about that blocked cat whose owners can't afford treatment. I need to care about that dog with pulmona...
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  • The Trouble with Teeth

    687 Views - 0 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline), reviews case summaries of patients with dental complications. Learn the difference between normal and abnormal radiographs, dental charting, and pe...

    53 min 38 sec

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  • Is Your Hospital Ready for Higher Wages?

    254 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis CEO, Ron Morgan, and Chief Administrative Officer, Monica Maxwell, discuss how they are managing minimum wage and decompression at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

    6 min 1 sec

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  • Esophageal Foreign Bodies

    610 Views - 0 Comments Esophageal foreign bodies in dogs are an uncommon presentation in the veterinary ER - estimated to comprise ~ 0.09% of veterinary ER admissions. However, when they do occur, they are quite memorable cases...
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  • Tube Feeding Puppies

    1,203 Views - 2 Comments Jessica Waters, CVT and Alicia Crabtree, TA discuss the process of tube feeding a puppy for effective nutrition management.

    1 min 57 sec

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  • Obstructive and Non-Obstructive Uropathies

    976 Views - 0 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM discusses the general approach and care for urethral obstruction in cats. She will also review and discuss feline idiopathic cystitis in light of the most recent research. This talk...

    1 hour 10 min

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  • Ovarian Remnant Syndrome

    874 Views - 0 Comments Bogey, an eight year old spayed female Labrador retriever dog was referred for a vaginal mass which had appeared in the last 24 hours. The owner noticed that the vulvar area seemed l...
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  • Taking Messages

    1,001 Views - 0 Comments Beth Ann Fretz, Client Service Representative, walks through taking accurate messages to ensure effective communication throughout the hospital.

    2 min 10 sec

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  • Preparing for Exotic Patients

    888 Views - 0 Comments A chicken, a rabbit and a skunk walk into DoveLewis… It sounds like the start of an awful joke, right?  Actually, all three of those animals were recently hospitalized in our IC...
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  • Nasolacrimal Duct Patency Test

    973 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a nasolacrimal duct patency test on a canine.

    3 min 43 sec

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  • Multimodal Pain Management

    1,436 Views - 2 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses the methods of multimodal pain management. Learn about NSAID’s, anesthesia, and other pain management tools through case studies from DoveLewis. This talk is specifical...

    1 hour 23 min

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  • Managing Sexual Harassment Claims

    461 Views - 0 Comments Sexual harassment is a topic we all need to be aware of. Learn from Cheryl Latta, Human Resources Manager, about handling sexual harassment in your clinic and how to take appropriate action. Download...

    3 min 44 sec

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  • Workplace Grief - Making a Memorial Table

    1,070 Views - 0 Comments March is Wellness Month at DoveLewis! Join Enid Traisman, Pet Loss Support Director, and Chelsea Lincoln, Special Accounts Coordinator, to learn about creating memorial tables to support your colleagues....

    2 min 16 sec

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  • The Worst Diabetic Crisis

    1,833 Views - 0 Comments Diabetes mellitus is arguably one of the most common and frustrating endocrine diseases to treat in both human and veterinary medicine. It seems that no two patients are exactly alike in the way they pres...
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  • Feline Jugular Venipuncture

    3,179 Views - 2 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to collect a blood sample from the jugular vein of a feline patient.

    1 min 51 sec

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  • Introduction to Veterinary Cardiology

    1,525 Views - 0 Comments Learn about the basics of cardiology with Dr. Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology). Dr. Reynolds discusses cardiology diseases, reasons for referrals, and equipment.

    2 min 35 sec

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  • New Kids on The Block

    1,929 Views - 16 Comments Even for experienced staff, working at a veterinary ER can be hectic, heartbreaking, and overwhelming.  For brand new employees, adapting to the pace can be rough.  Unfortunately, I’ve seen new...
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  • Veterinary Interview Prep

    1,286 Views - 2 Comments Whether you are applying for a position in a new city, or promotion at your current hospital, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, discusses how t...

    2 min 35 sec

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  • Hydration Assessment

    2,789 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, reviews different techniques for completing a hydration assessment.

    3 min 48 sec

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  • Who’s Hungry? Getting Nutrition into Our Patients

    1,963 Views - 0 Comments Nutrition in hospitalized patients is often overlooked in the early hours of illness. With blood work to run and radiographs to take, diarrhea to clean up and blood pressures to measure we forget th...
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  • Moving an Anesthetized Patient

    2,621 Views - 0 Comments James Reid, CVT, demonstrates how to safely move an anesthetized patient from surgery prep into the surgery suite.

    2 min 37 sec

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  • Esophageal Perforation in a Labrador Retriever

    1,383 Views - 0 Comments An 11 month old Labrador retriever presented on emergency after sustaining a stick impalement injury. During a game of fetch, the young dog dove for the stick inadvertently shoving one end deep into the b...
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  • The Other End of the Leash

    1,526 Views - 15 Comments Talk to anyone in vet med about why they are in the field, and you are likely to get a response laced with misanthropy. Bring up the possibility of human medicine with a vet tech, and elicit a squirm...
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  • Blood Pressure in Anesthesia

    3,692 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the normal values for blood pressures, anesthetic complications, and to how to manage them.

    8 min 36 sec

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