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  • Giardia SNAP Test

    7,348 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform a giardia SNAP test on feces collected from a dog.

    1 min 55 sec

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  • Canine Nail Trim

    11,698 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis technician Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to perform a nail trim on a dog, mentioning both clear and opaque nails, and methods to stop bleeding if the blood vessel is inadvertently...

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Antiseptic Solution Protocol

    6,680 Views - 11 Comments DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Sarah Hunter, describes the protocol for changing bottles of alcohol, scrub, and solution stored on the hospital floor.

    39 sec

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  • Crash Cart Organization

    8,921 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through the crash cart organization at DoveLewis. She explains what items are kept where, and presents methods for putting together a crash cart for any practice....

    4 min 33 sec

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  • How I Learned When "Enough is Enough"

    2,415 Views - 6 Comments We have entered kitten season and with that comes trying to find foster families and homes. Luckily, the local county and private shelters do a great job with helping us out but there are still kittens th...
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  • Presenting Estimates

    9,620 Views - 4 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses the best way to train non-veterinarian staff to present an estimate to clients.

    5 min 6 sec

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  • Lavage in Surgery

    6,538 Views - 7 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses sterile lavage used in surgery including storage and use. 

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Veterinary Survival Tip: Bad Smells & Gagging

    3,195 Views - 5 Comments The best advice I've ever received for working/surviving at a veterinary hospital is: Whatever smelly lotion is available, put a dab/smear right under your nostrils to cover the hideous smell of __(fil...
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  • Bearded Dragon Supportive Care

    4,678 Views - 5 Comments On location at Southwest Animal Hospital, Veterinary Assistant, Justin During, demonstrates how to give injections, intracoelomic fluids, and syringe feed a sick bearded dragon patient.

    4 min 59 sec

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  • Vaccine Associated Sarcoma

    6,132 Views - 0 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline), discusses vaccine associated sarcoma in felines and the 3 2 1 Rule when making the decision to biopsy a lump at a vaccine site.

    1 min 48 sec

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  • Maintaining the Sterile Field

    11,228 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the sterile field in the surgery suite and how to properly pass items to a sterile surgeon maintaining the sterile field.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • Oscillometric Blood Pressure

    9,987 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a blood pressure on a dog using an oscillometric blood pressure machine. Proper cuff size, machine limitations, and proper documentation are all...

    3 min 51 sec

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  • How to Keep Members Engaged & Learning

    1,823 Views - 0 Comments Take full advantage of your atdove.org subscription by keeping staff consistently engaged and learning. Here are a few tips to help your team utilize atdove.org training: Show an interesting vide...
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  • How to Show Appreciation to Colleagues

    3,336 Views - 4 Comments So let’s just get this out of the way: I think that almost every veterinary professional can agree that the best way to show your appreciation at a veterinary hospital is with food. It doesn’t matter if y...
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  • Patient Warming in the ICU

    4,974 Views - 7 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the different ways hospital staff can re-warm or keep patients warm while in the hospital.

    2 min 22 sec

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  • Heart Rate and Rhythm - Feline

    9,713 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses obtaining a heart rate on feline patients and the importance of listening for arrhythmias and checking pulses at the same time.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Monitoring Mucous Membranes - Feline

    9,008 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to examine mucous membrane color and measure capillary refill time in feline patients.

    1 min 42 sec

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  • Open Gloving Technique

    12,012 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to don sterile gloves using an open gloving technique – meaning only the hands are sterile – to prepare for such procedures as placing a urinary cathe...

    2 min 39 sec

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  • Avian Beak Trim

    5,155 Views - 1 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper explain when a bird may need a beak trim and also demonstrate the procedure.

    1 min 29 sec

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  • Your Favorite Content of 2013

    1,888 Views - 0 Comments 2013 was big for online veterinary training with atdove.org. Our membership base now spans 45 US states, including Puerto Rico and Washington DC, and 19 different countries across the globe! Here are t...
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  • Avian Wing Trim

    5,847 Views - 1 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Clinic, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper, CVT, perform a wing trim on a bird. Blood feather identification is discussed.

    2 min

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  • Holiday Disclosure: I Was a Tree Killer

    2,390 Views - 1 Comments I got this card in the mail yesterday and it caused me to burst into laughter in the middle of my kitchen. I admit it. I used to be a tree killer. But the tree my friend is referencing is the one...
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  • My Dog Ate Christmas

    2,570 Views - 1 Comments So, I wasn’t going to write a blog this month cause I couldn’t think of anything holiday related that I wanted to write about. But then a Christmas Miracle took place! Well, more like a forgetful roommate...
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  • Three Awesome Holiday Gifts From Clients

    1,958 Views - 1 Comments Our hospital doors at DoveLewis are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The holidays are often some of our busiest times, and require a full staff. This means that our holidays are often spent away from...
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  • Holidays in Veterinary Hospitals

    2,279 Views - 2 Comments You hate it before you played it I already forgave ya J. Cole (Villematic) It's holiday time at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital… My belly aches at the mere thought of how much chocolate and coo...
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  • Avian Husbandry

    4,954 Views - 2 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, discusses avian husbandry. Appropriate diet, potential toxins and enrichment are mentioned.

    3 min 32 sec

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  • Hate Veterinary Holidays? You Don't Have To!

    2,378 Views - 3 Comments Veterinary professionals hate the holidays. It’s true. And with good reason! Between the “Seasonal Sixteen” weight gain from all of the delicious treats our grateful clients and vendors bring us this time...
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  • Avian Restraint and Exam

    7,030 Views - 7 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper, CVT, demonstrate and explain basic avian restraint and how to perform a physical exam.

    6 min 34 sec

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  • Cleaning Surgical Instruments

    15,512 Views - 2 Comments It’s important to take good care of your expensive surgical instruments. In this video, Sarah Crisp demonstrates how to clean dirty surgical instruments. Initial scrubbing, ultrasonic cleaning and instrum...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Feelings and Veterinary Jobs

    2,982 Views - 2 Comments Today’s blog isn’t going to run smoothly. These are just a few random thoughts on feelings and the veterinary workplace. Summary: Feelings suck. A few months ago at work a DVM started telling me a...
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  • When Veterinary Medicine Gets Personal

    2,339 Views - 1 Comments I’m standing at the treatment table, looking down at a 120 pound Bullmastiff. Her mucus membranes are pale, she is almost completely unconscious and barely breathing. Under normal circumstances, this is t...
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  • Making Sense of Nutritional Trends

    7,939 Views - 3 Comments As a clinician in a facility where vomiting and diarrhea top the list of presenting complaints, I find myself asking most clients “what does your pet eat?” It seems that more frequently the client will re...
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  • Shoulder Radiographs

    9,890 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for shoulder radiographs in a dog, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, then explains proper positioning and technique in the f...

    5 min 43 sec

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  • Hind Limb Radiographs

    10,500 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for hind limb radiographs on a dog. Restraint aids are briefly discussed.

    5 min 9 sec

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  • Filling Prescriptions

    7,713 Views - 5 Comments Technician Assistant (TA) Manager, Amber Solomon, explains the information necessary for prescription labeling, and demonstrates how to fill a prescription. 

    1 min 50 sec

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  • Front Limb Radiographs

    10,939 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for front limb radiographs on a dog. Restraint aids are briefly discussed.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • Little Things: Tips for Better Veterinary Client Service

    4,461 Views - 1 Comments In the peak hours of our emergency hospital (DoveLewis) the wait to see a doctor or get results for diagnostics can be long. Especially when there are multiple emergencies and urgent care visits pull...
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  • Pelvic Radiographs

    10,821 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for pelvis radiographs in a dog. Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, explains proper positioning and technique. ...

    6 min 39 sec

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  • Abdominal Radiographs

    Length: 308 - 14,816 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for abdominal radiographs in a dog. Staff radiologist Alan Lipman explains proper positioning and technique. ...

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Feline Vaccines

    9,804 Views - 0 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital explains the AAHA/AAFP recommendations for core and non-core vaccines in cats. Initial kitten vaccines and the adult booster s...

    7 min 59 sec

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  • Administering Activated Charcoal

    Length: 118 - 8,008 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives tips for administering activated charcoal to a toxin ingestion patient.

    1 min 58 sec

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  • Interview with VMD Technology

    1,543 Views - 0 Comments I recently had the pleasure of answering some interview questions for Dr. Caleb Frankel of VMD Technology about my career and how atdove.org came to be. Here are a few of those questions, and a link...
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  • Appointment Flow

    8,121 Views - 6 Comments Brittany Carey and Henry Struzik, on location at Pearl Animal Hospital, describe the flow of appointments and delineation of duties. From obtaining a weight to basic history and vitals, defining thes...

    2 min 15 sec

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  • Canine Vaccines

    9,492 Views - 4 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital explains the AAHA recommendations for core and non-core vaccines in dogs. Initial puppy vaccines and the adult booster schedul...

    6 min 19 sec

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  • Veterinary Superstition

    3,895 Views - 5 Comments I don’t feel like a particularly superstitious person. Cracks in the sidewalk get stepped on, black cats walk around me all the time, and I don’t generally notice that any given Friday was the 13th day of...
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  • DOCTOR TO TREATMENT!

    2,243 Views - 7 Comments DOCTOR TO TREATMENT! That’s the phrase we hear over the pager several times a day at my hospital and it always gives my adrenals a good squeeze. It means that an emergency has come through the do...
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  • Heartworm Testing

    8,483 Views - 6 Comments On location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, Becky Smith CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), discusses heartworm preventive medications in both cats and dogs, and also talks about the reasoning and importance...

    4 min 50 sec

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  • Feline Nail Trim

    9,319 Views - 3 Comments Sarah Tauber, DVM, walks you through her technique for performing a solo nail trim on a grumpy cat.

    2 min 29 sec

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  • Fitting E-Collars

    6,849 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to choose the correct length of e-collar and how to properly fit that e-collar to a patient. This video is for people new to working in veterinary medicine...

    1 min 19 sec

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  • Oral Medication Administration - Canine

    9,138 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates what's commonly called "pilling" a dog (giving oral medications).

    1 min 48 sec

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