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  • Ultrasound Guided Cystocentesis

    167 Views - 0 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates the proper technique for performing an ultrasound guided cystocentesis.

    2 min 40 sec

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  • NW by SW

    168 Views - 0 Comments Josh Cruz, DVM, takes us through case based examples of maladies common to the Southwest United States, with a focus on diagnostics, therapeutics, and interventions that are applicable to emergencies in t...

    1 hour 44 sec

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  • Adopting Special Needs Cats

    273 Views - 1 Comments If you have read my previous blogs then you are aware of my addiction to caregiving and that I tried to stop rescuing. I did my best to stop but the special needs cats always pull so hard on my heartstrin...
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  • Porcupine Quill Removal

    1,494 Views - 3 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM, discusses the removal of porcupine quills, treatment and pain control.

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Diagnosis and Management of Splenic Diseases

    648 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, discusses the spleen and emergency management of patients with splenic diseases. Diagnosis and patient stabilization are covered with a majority of the talk focused on surgical t...

    1 hour 8 sec

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  • Ruptured Urethra Catheterization Using Fluoroscopy

    917 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, uses a fluoroscope to assist in the placement of a urinary catheter in a dog with a ruptured urethra and fractured pelvis from vehicular trauma. Patient follow up with removal of...

    5 min 36 sec

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  • The Gender Pay Gap

    692 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis is comprised of 85% females.  While this is true for most clinics in the veterinary industry, we also have an unusually high number of females in Leadership positions: four of our six top l...
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  • Von Willebrand Disease

    1,421 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, gives a quick overview of Von Willebrand disease and discusses the treatment strategy for a dog previously diagnosed with the disease that presented to the hospita...

    5 min 2 sec

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  • Tick Paralysis

    2,380 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, discusses a case of tick paralysis and the amazing recovery made once the tick was removed from the patient.

    2 min 36 sec

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  • Dog Bite Prevention Q & A

    2,457 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis Safety Manager Coby Richter answers some common questions about dog bite prevention. She discusses important precautions that all of our staff members take and how our policy regarding...
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  • Wound Management of a Complex Dog Bite

    2,153 Views - 0 Comments A 6 year old Female spayed Maine Coon cat was mauled by a dog sustaining severe injuries to her left forefoot including loss of the second digit. The wounds were debrided and partially closed by her prima...
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  • Emergency Preparedness For Your Clinic

    1,332 Views - 0 Comments Safety Manager of DoveLewis, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses a few disaster preparedness precautions that we take as a 24-hour facility.

    6 min 10 sec

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  • Word to Your Mother

    489 Views - 0 Comments "Word to Your Mother" - Vanilla Ice Monday was a big day for me. For the first time in over three months I was able to collect my mail from my Post Office box. Read along for a bit of context…...
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  • Is There a Cure for When You’re a Workaholic?

    1,371 Views - 3 Comments Is there a cure when you’re a workaholic? I am a workaholic. I come from a long line of focused, hardworking people who lived their lives with determined energy. And honestly, for many of my ancestors...
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  • Respiratory Distress: Emergency Treatment

    3,637 Views - 0 Comments Everyone who works in medicine of any kind understands that a patient’s airway and breathing are critical to their survival. If a patient does not have a patent airway or properly functioning respiratory...
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  • Removing a Needle from a Cat’s Soft Palate

    2,947 Views - 1 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, shows radiographs of a cat with a sewing needle lodged in her tongue and soft palate, and then demonstrates her strategy for removing the needle safely.

    4 min 51 sec

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  • Spring Weather Preparedness

    2,433 Views - 0 Comments Spring Has Sprung! Watch Out for Wild Weather! Tornadoes, lightning, floods, rip currents and early season heat - spring dangers rampage across the United States throughout March, April and May. And th...
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  • How We Keep Our Dogs From Barking

    3,776 Views - 4 Comments We’ve been doing yoga, coloring sheets, having healthy snacks, and taking extra time for ourselves because it’s self-care month at DoveLewis. But there’s one topic that’s got us al...
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  • My Fear of Wellness Month

    1,314 Views - 6 Comments Let’s start with the basics: I’m new to my employer and have been with the company for 90 days. I’ve been put in charge of spearheading Wellness and Self Care Month for our 115 employees. Now the compl...
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  • Fractured Canine Root Canal

    2,063 Views - 0 Comments VCA Raleigh Hills Dental Center’s Rebecca Martin, DVM, performs a root canal on a fractured canine. The process of performing a root canal is covered as well as reasoning behind each decision made along t...

    16 min 33 sec

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  • Are You Taking Dental Radiographs?

    1,433 Views - 1 Comments It’s dental month so let’s talk about a touchy subject. Dental radiographs,  YES, you need to be taking them. Dentistry is kind of the red headed stepchild in veterinary medicine; it gets less attent...
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  • Hemoabdomen in the ICU

    2,960 Views - 3 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the medical treatments of a dog that presented to the ER with an acute hemoabdomen. Stabilization prior to surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative stabil...

    4 min 24 sec

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  • Serotonin Syndrome

    2,077 Views - 2 Comments A 5-year-old spayed female 22.7kg Standard Poodle presented for evaluation due to mental alteration and abnormal breathing. The owner revealed that approximately 11 hours prior to presentation the dog had...
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  • Liver Punch Biopsy

    Length: 253 - 1,194 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to get a punch biopsy of the liver on a dog that was undergoing a laparotomy and splenectomy.

    2 min 53 sec

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  • Root Canal Discussion

    1,654 Views - 0 Comments Rebecca Martin, DVM, from VCA Dental Center Raleigh Hills discusses a case about a dog presenting with a fractured canine tooth. Dr. Martin shows and talks through the radiographs of this tooth and descri...

    3 min 6 sec

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  • Skin Cytology

    2,927 Views - 3 Comments Veterinary Dermatologist, Jon Plant, DVM DACVD of SkinVet in Portland demonstrates multiple methods of obtaining samples for skin cytology looking for bacterial contamination of the skin.

    3 min 2 sec

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  • Splenectomy

    1,396 Views - 3 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM DACVS performs a splenectomy on a dog that presented to the hospital with a hemoabdomen. The procedure of removing the spleen, in this case using a LigaSure™ to aid in hemostasis and spe...

    14 min 29 sec

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  • Wellness Program

    1,572 Views - 1 Comments DoveLewis Wellness Program coordinators Enid Traisman, CT, MSW and Josey Kinnaman, CVT discuss the staff benefits of a coordinated hospital wellness program and the steps DoveLewis has taken to improve th...

    3 min 54 sec

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  • A Winter’s Tale: Ethylene Glycol

    1,463 Views - 2 Comments Given the recent overall trend for a drier but very cold winter season, ethylene glycol as an intoxication may become more prevalent in our metro area. Ethylene glycol can be found in numerous car fluids...
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  • Aural Hematoma

    1,645 Views - 1 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, drains and repairs a severe and chronic aural hematoma in a Weimaraner. Different repair techniques are discussed and stents are used in this particular patient.

    10 min 4 sec

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  • Gastric Ulceration

    1,208 Views - 0 Comments Gastroduodenal ulceration is a common pathology in people with numerous etiologies. There are a few different classifications of gastroduodenal ulcers in people. They are based on differentiating the l...
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  • Be Open to Learning

    688 Views - 0 Comments One of the things I’ve personally learned in my 12 years at DoveLewis is how important staff training, education and solid protocols are in building and maintaining a successful veterinary hospital....
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  • Art Therapy

    1,354 Views - 0 Comments Enid Traisman, CT, MSW, discusses the benefits of art therapy to veterinary staff, and describes how DoveLewis has instituted art therapy for employees.

    2 min 25 sec

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  • Thorascopic Partial Pericardiectomy

    1,335 Views - 0 Comments An 11-year-old male neutered golden retriever was referred to Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital for surgical management of idiopathic pericardial effusion.  The dog was originally diagnosed in Feb...
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  • GDV: The Surgeon’s Perspective

    1,062 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, covers gastric dilatation-volvulus from presentation to post-operative recovery. The majority of her talk focuses on the surgical correction of GDV including splenectomy, gastrec...

    1 hour 31 min

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  • Tiny Talk – GDV The First 15 Minutes

    2,889 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT VTS (ECC) talks about gastric dilatation volvulus and how to approach these patients in the first few minutes of their arrival at the hospital. Shock, perfusion, pain management, and b...

    9 min 42 sec

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  • Present Tense

    1,092 Views - 10 Comments It’s a quiz on Facebook. It’s a plot point in every time travel movie. The thought of it might keep you awake at night. Do you want to know the day that you’ll die? Do you want to plan? Have time to trave...
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  • Management of Open Fractures

    1,007 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the basics of emergency treatment for open fractures. Initial patient care, pain management, and wound care are discussed.

    9 min 38 sec

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  • Late Night Phone Call

    676 Views - 0 Comments I spent my whole life, fighting myself That I can’t win so I'm inviting some help  -2Pac One day at a time Several weeks ago I had a late phone call from one of my colleagues at DoveLewis. I...
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  • Severe Pododermatitis

    889 Views - 0 Comments In this video, Lee Herold, DVM DACVECC describes a case of severe dermatitis in a dog in the ICU. Diagnosis and treatment of this care are discussed. 

    1 min 44 sec

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  • Do You Have Goals and Motivation?

    1,184 Views - 0 Comments Motivation in veterinary medicine can be a tricky thing. The problem with motivation is that it’s different for everyone. We all have different goals and what pushes us to reach those goals will vary by p...
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  • Canine Bacterial Cholangiohepatitis

    1,996 Views - 0 Comments Clinical case A 9-year-old spayed female 9.1 kg American Eskimo was referred for further evaluation of elevated liver enzymes. She was initially seen by her primary care veterinarian with an acute hist...
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  • Unblocking a Cat

    2,141 Views - 6 Comments Lee Herold, DVM DACVECC demonstrates how to perform a urinary deobstruction in a cat. Different types of urinary catheters, placement, securing the catheter, and placement radiographs are discussed....

    5 min 50 sec

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  • RadLand: Summer Grilling

    890 Views - 2 Comments A 9-month old Labrador retriever presented with a two-day history of anorexia following ingestion of garbage. No vomiting or diarrhea was reported and the patient was slightly lethargic. Abdominal palpati...
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  • Uroabdomen Management

    943 Views - 4 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM DACVECC discusses a patient that presented to the ER with severe azotemia and hyperkalemia diagnosed with uroabdomen. Dr. Zadeh discusses various ways to diagnose uroabdomen as w...

    6 min 40 sec

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  • The Declaw Debate

    4,346 Views - 3 Comments The Oregon state legislature is voting this week on a bill that would almost outlaw declawing cats and debarking dogs. The reason I say almost is that there are a few exceptions to this bill. Declawi...
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  • Just Me and the Cats

    884 Views - 0 Comments Growing up, my siblings and I were animal lovers but never had many pets. We had to relocate often due to my dad’s Coast Guard career, and my parents were understandably wary of adding animals to our very...
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  • Journal Club II

    692 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, does the work for you by summarizing practical evidence based information from the last year in veterinary journals. Topics include urinary tract disease in dogs, antibiotic use...

    56 min 33 sec

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  • Closing a Cystotomy

    1,074 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to close a cystotomy incision in the case in a patient with severe cystitis. Dr. Magee uses a double layer closure and discusses suture material choices, leak te...

    11 min 14 sec

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  • Winning the Career Lottery

    497 Views - 0 Comments When I tell people I am a veterinarian, I usually hear one of two questions, “Have you always wanted to be a veterinarian?” and “Do you have a lot of pets?” And much to their su...
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