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  • Dealing with Guilt

    81 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

    144 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

    201 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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  • The "A" Team

    287 Views - 0 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

    427 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

    359 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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  • Heartworm Treatment and Melarsomine Injection

    723 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

    812 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

    338 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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  • Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

    1,276 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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  • Coping with Grief and Loss

    688 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

    1,134 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

    555 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

    1,956 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

    1,567 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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  • Communication in Crisis: What Clients Go Through in an Emergency

    1,552 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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  • Barriers to Effective Communication

    1,486 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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  • Preparing for a Snake Physical Exam

    1,159 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

    1,171 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

    936 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

    1,045 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

    1,313 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

    572 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

    1,297 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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  • Current Concepts in Clinical Nutrition

    1,086 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

    1,456 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

    683 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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  • Non-Rebreather Circuit Set Up

    1,927 Views - 2 Comments Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, goes through an in depth review and demonstration of setting up a non-rebreather circuit.

    4 min 4 sec

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  • Shar Pei Fever

    1,280 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, reviews diagnosis and management of chronic Shar Pei fever.

    3 min 41 sec

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  • Feline Radiology Diagnosis of Bates Bodies

    1,103 Views - 0 Comments Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR reviews radiographs of a feline patient with a three-day history of hematuria.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • When the Unblocking Gets Tough

    1,846 Views - 0 Comments Feline urethral obstruction is a common complication of feline lower urinary tract disease.  Approximately 12% of cats have metabolic derangements, which along with severe dehydration can cause patie...
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  • The Mentally Altered Diabetic

    1,340 Views - 0 Comments When a mentally altered patient arrives at any veterinary hospital, there is often little information available that might direct a veterinarian down the path toward a diagnosis. Learn from Christy Michae...

    58 min 55 sec

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  • The Post-Conference Zoomies

    576 Views - 0 Comments Zoomies: when your dog runs around the house like crazy- jumping on the couch, running up or down the stairs, and all over the house. It usually ends with them falling to the floor, panting li...
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  • Amikacin Precautions

    1,022 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the precautions that should be taken with Amikacin.

    2 min 32 sec

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  • Rat Bait - What’s Not to Love?

    1,594 Views - 0 Comments Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity represents that rare gem in realm of canine toxicities: a toxin for which there is both a rapid, bedside diagnostic test and an antidote. Even severely affected clinical...
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  • Zinc Induced Hemolytic Anemia in a Dog

    1,215 Views - 0 Comments An 8 kg, 2 year old male neutered Boston Terrier presented to the general veterinarian with a one week history of lethargy and decreased appetite and a two day history of pigmenturia.  The owne...
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  • The Curious Incident of the Lost Cephalic Catheter

    2,702 Views - 0 Comments A 6-year-old male neutered German Shepherd dog, named Chief, presented on emergency for acute onset of vomiting and restlessness. Initial diagnostics were consistent with gastric dilation and volvul...
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  • Rat Tail Vein Blood Draw

    1,521 Views - 0 Comments Emily Chryst, CVT, walks through the steps for sampling blood from a rodent tail.

    2 min 27 sec

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  • Workplace Bullying

    1,911 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

    1,622 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

    856 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

    1,105 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

    3,321 Views - 4 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

    1,633 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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  • Peritoneal Dialysis

    871 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

    1,614 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

    869 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

    549 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

    2,266 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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  • When Good Organs Go Bad – Pancreatitis

    2,699 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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