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  • The ABCs of CVTs

    757 Views - 1 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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  • 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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  • In-House Disposal of Leptospirosis Urine

    1,201 Views - 8 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

    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

    1,095 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

    2,775 Views - 1 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.

    1 hour 32 min

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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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  • 7 Tips for Happy Pets on Halloween

    599 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

    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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  • Urine Specimen Handling

    2,766 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

    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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  • Feline Restraint: Low-Stress Handling

    4,924 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

    1,918 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

    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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  • Clipper Care

    3,292 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

    849 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

    3,588 Views - 0 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

    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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  • Hemocytometer White Blood Cell Count

    2,563 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?

    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

    6,713 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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  • Never Stop Learning

    3,324 Views - 8 Comments 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

    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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  • Getting Started with Dental Charting

    4,180 Views - 1 Comments 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

    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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  • But I Swear She’s Sick!

    3,230 Views - 7 Comments 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

    3,419 Views - 2 Comments 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

    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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  • 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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  • Veterinary View of the Holidays

    1,863 Views - 1 Comments 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

    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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  • Present Tense

    1,627 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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  • Burette Use

    3,767 Views - 10 Comments 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

    4,782 Views - 6 Comments 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

    4,752 Views - 3 Comments 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

    4,822 Views - 1 Comments 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

    5,057 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

    1,260 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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  • Urinary Catheter in a Male Dog

    5,306 Views - 2 Comments 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

    5,259 Views - 9 Comments 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

    1,379 Views - 1 Comments 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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  • My Two Favorite Superheroes

    1,338 Views - 1 Comments It has been a while since my last blog and I have been thinking what my few readers would find interesting. I think we all love superhero stories, but mine just so happen to be real. My favorite superhero...
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  • Pulse Oximetry (SpO2)

    5,792 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a pulse oximetry reading (SpO2) on a dog. A brief explanation of how the machine works is followed by best locations to obtain the reading....

    2 min 58 sec

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  • There's an Opossum in My Bed!

    1,149 Views - 1 Comments I was privileged to work at Veterinary Services of Wickford in Saunderstown, Rhode Island for five years. They not only take care of small animals and exotics but also have a wildlife clinic attached to t...
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  • Can vs. Should

    1,351 Views - 8 Comments Just because we can doesn’t mean we should… Those words are heard in ICUs around the country – for animal and people alike. We have reached a point where medicine can do amazing things, but it may not...
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