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  • Snake Physical Exam and Restraint

    160 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.

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Medical Math - Constant Rate Infusion

    598 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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  • Talking to Children About Pet Death: Pt 2

    226 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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  • Respiratory Review: Nursing Strategies for Oxygen Administration

    561 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...

    1 hour 4 min

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  • Double Vision

    444 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

    267 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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  • The "A" Team

    527 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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  • 5 Ways to Use Peanut Butter in an Animal Hospital

    588 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

    1,010 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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  • Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

    1,553 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

    798 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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  • Ask the Right Questions

    2,490 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

    1,941 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

    1,954 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

    1,745 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

    1,327 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

    1,382 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

    1,072 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

    1,160 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

    1,508 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

    668 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

    1,420 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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  • Celebrating the Holidays Without Your Animal Companion

    742 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

    2,203 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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  • The Post-Conference Zoomies

    633 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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  • Rat Tail Vein Blood Draw

    1,647 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

    2,079 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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  • Staff Transition to Management: Part II

    928 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

    1,191 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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  • Long Term Ventilation

    1,722 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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  • Applying Ocular Medication - Canine

    2,393 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

    2,910 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

    2,152 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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  • Communicating Discharge Instructions with Clients

    3,021 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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  • Is My Rat Choking?

    1,153 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

    2,857 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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  • Flash Sterilization

    1,562 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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  • Thank You, and Good Job

    1,334 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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  • Tube Feeding Puppies

    2,565 Views - 4 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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  • Preparing for Exotic Patients

    1,630 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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  • Workplace Grief - Making a Memorial Table

    1,829 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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  • Feline Jugular Venipuncture

    5,891 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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  • New Kids on The Block

    2,962 Views - 17 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

    1,868 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

    4,373 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

    2,914 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

    4,128 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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  • The Other End of the Leash

    2,190 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

    5,935 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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  • Anal Gland Expression

    4,497 Views - 2 Comments Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to perform anal gland expression on a dog.

    1 min 2 sec

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