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  • New Kids on The Block

    338 Views - 0 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

    286 Views - 0 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

    717 Views - 0 Comments Dr. Michael discusses how to do an initial assessment of hydration status using various techniques.

    3 min 48 sec

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  • Who’s Hungry? Getting Nutrition into Our Patients

    511 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

    738 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

    578 Views - 0 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

    1,563 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

    981 Views - 0 Comments Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to perform anal gland expression on a dog.

    1 min 2 sec

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  • Dog Bone Danger

    791 Views - 0 Comments Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications. Every time I wal...
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  • Central Venous Catheters

    2,008 Views - 1 Comments Liz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM), discusses the setup, use, and care of central venous catheters.

    19 min 28 sec

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  • Antibiotic Awareness

    1,412 Views - 0 Comments In honor of Antibiotic Awareness Week, Carrie Daly, DVM, discusses the importance of judicious antibiotic use and how to prevent antibiotic resistance in your hospital.

    3 min 18 sec

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  • Dorsal Pedal Blood Draw

    2,389 Views - 0 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates step-by-step instructions for utilizing the dorsal pedal vein.

    1 min 33 sec

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  • How to Address Mental Health Concerns

    1,398 Views - 0 Comments Chief Human Resources Officer, Monica Maxwell, and HR Generalist, Cheryl Latta, address culture issues and signs managers should look out for when it comes to burn out and depression.

    4 min 37 sec

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  • Let’s Talk About Suicide Awareness

    913 Views - 0 Comments Live Again co-founder, Eric Snyder, comes to DoveLewis to talk with HR Generalist, Cheryl Latta, about suicide awareness and prevention. Resources mentioned in this video: National Suicide Prevention...

    9 min 13 sec

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  • Disaster Relief in the Veterinary Community

    892 Views - 1 Comments Natural disasters impact thousands of pets and veterinary hospitals each year. Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses ways to help your local and national veterinary community. Dr. Michael also recommends relie...

    5 min 22 sec

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  • Debarking Debate

    1,304 Views - 4 Comments Ventriculocordectomy to de-vocalize dogs should be a procedure abandoned and lost to history. So…are we really still having a debate about the legitimacy of de-barking procedures? Sarcasm is not my usual...
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  • Endoscope Set Up

    1,196 Views - 0 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to set up a video endoscope.

    3 min 16 sec

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  • Can You Fire for Free Speech?

    1,233 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis CEO Ron Mogan and Chief Human Resources Officer Monica Maxwell discuss the controversial firing of an employee at Google.

    4 min 27 sec

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  • Tiny Talk - Sampling Catheters

    1,821 Views - 2 Comments Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC), discusses the equipment, placement, use, and care of sampling catheters such as the BD Intracath™ and Cavafix®.

    7 min 22 sec

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  • Autoclave Operation

    1,939 Views - 4 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to load and operate an autoclave.

    3 min 27 sec

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  • Surgical Checklists

    2,391 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses the benefits of using surgical checklists for anesthetic procedures. Included with this video is a printable surgical checklist. Download Checklist

    2 min 57 sec

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  • Laser Therapy

    1,926 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, demonstrates the use of a Class IV companion laser for therapy on a dog with previous TPLO surgery.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • Low-Stress Handling for Your Patients and You

    4,550 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses low stress handling techniques and why they are important. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one Technician CE credit.

    1 hour 8 min

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    RACE - 1 Credit

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  • Importance of Blood Typing

    1,898 Views - 0 Comments Blood Bank Director at DoveLewis, Jill Greene, CVT, discusses the importance of blood typing, with or without a previous transfusion, and the types of blood available.

    1 min 34 sec

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  • Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilizer Operation

    1,810 Views - 4 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to operate an Anprolene® Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Gas Sterilizer.

    4 min 52 sec

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  • Heartworm Prevention

    2,635 Views - 0 Comments Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardio), discusses heartworm disease and the epidemiological changes of the disease over the past 3 years.

    2 min 25 sec

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  • Dog Bite Prevention Week at DoveLewis: Who, When and Why

    3,455 Views - 0 Comments It’s National Dog Bite Prevention week! As the Safety Manager at DoveLewis, animal bites are always at the front of my proverbial stove. I would like to say that we have a zero bite record, but that would...
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  • Tiny Talk - Intraosseous (IO) Catheters

    2,750 Views - 2 Comments Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC), discusses the placement, use, and care of intraosseous catheters.

    9 min 58 sec

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  • April Fools'! Safety Considerations for Dangerous Animals

    2,923 Views - 1 Comments In this unusual case, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses safety tips and best practices when working with potentially dangerous animals.

    2 min 6 sec

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  • Cleaning an Endoscope

    2,281 Views - 1 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to clean and store an endoscope after a procedure.

    9 min 48 sec

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  • The ABCs of CVTs

    3,670 Views - 4 Comments Have you ever thought about how many acronyms we use on a daily basis? Some we know by heart, but other definitions remain a bit fuzzy. I took an informal census of our technical staff to see who knew the...
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  • In-House Disposal of Leptospirosis Urine

    3,411 Views - 10 Comments Technician Assistant Manager at DoveLewis, Marisa Perring, explains the protocol used in-house at DoveLewis for the safe disposal of Leptospirosis urine.

    1 min 52 sec

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  • Blood Products

    4,046 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

    2,779 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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  • Anxious and Afraid

    8,025 Views - 2 Comments In this lecture, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses fear and anxiety in cats and dogs. Common presentations, management techniques, treatment strategies are covered. This talk is specifica...

    1 hour 32 min

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  • Underwater Treadmill Preparation

    1,798 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

    2,025 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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  • 7 Tips for Happy Pets on Halloween

    1,784 Views - 0 Comments Guest blogger and behavior specialist, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses important things to keep in mind while educating clients this Halloween: We all know the dangers of chocolate and pe...
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  • When Society Labels You a Killer

    2,752 Views - 6 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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  • Urine Specimen Handling

    5,545 Views - 2 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to properly handle a urine sample prior to labeling and analysis.

    1 min 47 sec

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  • Tiny Talk – Critical Thinking

    5,683 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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  • Feline Restraint: Low-Stress Handling

    10,447 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates low-stress handling techniques for non-aggressive cats.

    2 min 58 sec

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  • Summer Feline Toxins

    4,192 Views - 2 Comments With the arrival of summer and that warm weather, for which us Pacific Northwesterners are starved, comes an increase in the cases of specific cat toxins we see. The flowers are blooming and the bugs are...
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  • Porcupine Quill Removal

    5,618 Views - 5 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM, discusses the removal of porcupine quills, treatment and pain control.

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Clipper Care

    6,119 Views - 3 Comments Doctor’s Assistant at DoveLewis, Hannah Cohen, demonstrates basic care for clippers to keep them lasting as long as possible.

    2 min 14 sec

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  • What to Expect on the Fourth of July

    1,648 Views - 0 Comments Like most clinics, Fourth of July is DoveLewis’ busiest holiday. Patient numbers rise in the summer as more pets are outdoors with their owners enjoying the weather, which means more chances for pets and...
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  • Cleaning Checklists

    5,916 Views - 2 Comments DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Leilani Baker, gives an overview of the cleaning checklists and why this system is important in any hospital. A sample cleaning checklist is available for downloa...

    2 min 9 sec

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  • Dog Bite Prevention Q & A

    9,220 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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  • Hemocytometer White Blood Cell Count

    3,921 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to perform a manual white blood cell count using a hemocytometer. This procedure is infrequently used due to the technology available to many hospitals, but...

    8 min 47 sec

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  • Is There a Cure for When You’re a Workaholic?

    2,773 Views - 5 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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