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  • Non-Rebreather Circuit Set Up

    143 Views - 0 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

    200 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

    618 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

    933 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

    424 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

    605 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

    776 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

    1,172 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

    1,332 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

    1,113 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

    1,662 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?

    482 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

    1,016 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

    879 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

    889 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

    1,587 Views - 2 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

    1,095 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

    1,334 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

    4,094 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

    2,265 Views - 16 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

    1,454 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

    3,354 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

    2,241 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

    3,106 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

    1,700 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

    4,232 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

    3,129 Views - 2 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

    1,861 Views - 1 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

    3,601 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

    2,434 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

    4,333 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

    2,568 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

    1,797 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

    1,538 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

    2,125 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

    1,969 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?

    1,875 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

    2,709 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

    3,367 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

    3,695 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. Surgical Safety Checklist

    2 min 57 sec

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  • Laser Therapy

    2,880 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

    6,921 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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  • Importance of Blood Typing

    2,670 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

    2,728 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

    3,705 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

    5,152 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

    3,623 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

    4,077 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

    3,054 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

    4,600 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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