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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Testicular Block

    Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a testicular block on a dog.

    2 min 10 sec

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  • In-House Disposal of Leptospirosis Urine

    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

    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

    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

    In this lecture, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses fear and anxiety in cats and dogs. Common presentations, management techniques, treatment strategies are covered.

    1 hour 32 min

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  • Underwater Treadmill Preparation

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Katherine Earl, DVM, discusses the removal of porcupine quills, treatment and pain control.

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Clipper Care

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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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  • Never Stop Learning

    This is a mantra here at atdove.org. It’s one of the main reasons for the development of this website and why I have spent the last 5 years working to create the videos and articles found here – because I...
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  • Removing a Needle from a Cat’s Soft Palate

    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

    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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  • Getting Started with Dental Charting

    Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), of Rose City Veterinary Hospital discusses the importance of dental charting, how to get started with dental charting in your practice, and the different abnorma...

    1 hour 3 min

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  • How We Keep Our Dogs From Barking

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Are You Taking Dental Radiographs?

    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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  • But I Swear She’s Sick!

    The rumors are true. In a momentary (that seems to have lasted a few weeks) lapse of judgement I made and followed through on the decision to add a puppy to my life. Losing Phoebe so quickly and without w...
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  • Albuterol Administration

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to administer inhaled medication (in this case, albuterol) to a cat that has been diagnosed with asthma.  

    1 min 25 sec

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  • Skin Cytology

    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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  • Wellness Program

    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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  • Veterinary View of the Holidays

    The memes have started: pancreatitis- turkey bone- foreign body removal- chocolate toxicity. It’s how we know the holiday season is upon us. Of course these memes are funny, because they are true. During...
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  • Art Therapy

    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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  • Present Tense

    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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  • Burette Use

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the advantages of using a burette in the ICU and how to add medications to a burette for patient administration.

    3 min 1 sec

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  • Cleaning Exam Rooms

    DoveLewis technician assistant, Amy Lacey, describes the procedure for cleaning an exam room before the next patient arrives.

    2 min 24 sec

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  • Anesthesia in Brachycephalics

    Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), discusses the special considerations for anesthesia in brachycephalic breeds. Differences in pre-operative and post-operative monitoring are covered.

    2 min 24 sec

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  • Vaccines: Why Are We Vaccinating

    Becky Smith, CVT, VTS(Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital, discusses the herd health immunity importance behind vaccines for dogs and cats. AAHA and AAFP core and non-core vaccines and...

    1 hour 50 sec

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  • The Declaw Debate

    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

    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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  • Urinary Catheter in a Male Dog

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to place a urinary catheter in a male dog. In this case, the catheter was temporary meant to drain the bladder for patient comfort; a similar approach can b...

    3 min 19 sec

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  • Cleaning Kennels

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to clean and disinfect a kennel between patients.

    2 min 11 sec

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  • When to Say Goodbye

    My recent experience saying goodbye to our pug Lucy led me to the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program and Enid Traisman, program director and certified grief counselor. Ron: I work in a building where...
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