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  • Introduction and Nursing Care for DKA

    229 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Christy Michael, BVMS, explains the disease process of DKA, as well as causes, treatments, complications, and nursing considerations for the DKA patient.

    58 min 6 sec

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  • Monopolar and Bipolar Cautery

    171 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses the major differences between monopolar and bipolar cautery, their uses, and safety warnings.

    5 min 49 sec

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  • An Unusual Case of Stump Pyometra

    449 Views - 0 Comments An eight year old Female spayed French bulldog present for surgical consultation. She was adopted about seven years ago in another state by her current owner. Previous medical history included ovario...
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  • Powdered Glove Ban

    739 Views - 5 Comments While I am not excited about transitioning away from gloves that work really well for me in surgery, this shift away from powdered gloves gets my full support. Honestly, I’m surprised it took until 2017 f...
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  • Testicular Block

    1,073 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a testicular block on a dog.

    2 min 10 sec

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  • Journal Club: Feline Focus

    738 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses multiple feline related research studies and their significance and practical applications to veterinary practice.

    50 min

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  • Medical Marijuana for Pets: What We Know and What We Don’t Know

    1,133 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, covers a broad exploration of medical use of cannabinoids in pets. An intro to the physiology of the endocannabinoid system, the current and changing regulatory...

    1 hour

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  • Blood Products Cheat Sheet

    4,584 Views - 0 Comments Fresh plasma? Cryoprecipitate? Or the whole thing? It's not easy remembering which blood products you need, and sometimes less is more. That's why we've put together a snazzy new reference sheet. Buying o...
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  • Blood Products

    1,768 Views - 0 Comments Jill Greene, CVT, discusses various blood products and when and why to use them. A downloadable infographic on blood products is included. Download Infographic

    5 min 53 sec

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  • Contrast Cystography

    1,094 Views - 0 Comments Amy Butler, DVM, MS, DACVECC, demonstrates how to perform a contrast cystography on a feline with a possible bladder defect after being hit by a car.

    3 min 5 sec

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  • Underwater Treadmill Preparation

    713 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the patient preparation for the underwater treadmill and what happens when there is an accident in the water.

    1 min 48 sec

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  • Underwater Treadmill Use

    829 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the uses and functionality of the underwater treadmill and how it can help rehabilitate patients.

    5 min 25 sec

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  • When Society Labels You a Killer

    1,415 Views - 4 Comments UPDATE: The Quebec Court of Appeal has lifted the temporary suspension of Montreal’s pitbull ban, putting the bylaw into effect. Pit Bulls have recently been all over the news as the target of a contro...
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  • Relative Polycythemia

    1,106 Views - 1 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the potential causes, clinical signs, and treatment of patients with relative polycythemia. Erythropoietin dependent and independent causes of polycythemia ar...

    5 min 40 sec

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  • Tiny Talk – Critical Thinking

    2,938 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, describes critical thinking and why it is such a vital skill for everyone on the veterinary team.

    14 min 33 sec

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  • Septic Peritonitis in Dogs and Cats

    1,945 Views - 0 Comments Septic peritonitis is a relatively common reason for admission to our hospital and represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality. These cases can be challenging to stabilize before and during s...
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  • Ultrasound Guided Cystocentesis

    3,235 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

    782 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

    1,133 Views - 2 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

    3,530 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

    1,264 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

    1,657 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

    1,088 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

    3,534 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

    3,478 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

    5,004 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

    3,784 Views - 1 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

    2,220 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

    759 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?

    1,914 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

    6,712 Views - 2 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

    3,934 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

    2,880 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

    4,557 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

    1,795 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

    2,744 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?

    1,985 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

    3,990 Views - 5 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

    3,298 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 - 1,601 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

    2,126 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

    4,140 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

    2,094 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 s...

    14 min 29 sec

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  • Wellness Program

    2,275 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...

    3 min 54 sec

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  • A Winter’s Tale: Ethylene Glycol

    2,813 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

    2,478 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

    2,238 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

    953 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

    1,957 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

    2,599 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...
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