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  • Open Gloving Technique

    11,036 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

    4,688 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

    1,775 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

    5,314 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

    2,130 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

    2,350 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

    1,848 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

    2,088 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

    4,545 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!

    2,202 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

    6,396 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

    14,300 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

    2,767 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

    2,141 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

    7,545 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

    8,469 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

    8,966 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

    6,960 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

    9,301 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

    4,177 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

    9,217 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 - 12,823 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

    8,572 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 - 7,302 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

    1,414 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

    7,362 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

    8,485 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

    3,666 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!

    2,078 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

    7,645 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

    8,506 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

    6,048 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

    8,250 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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  • How It Feels to Treat Poison Victims

    1,507 Views - 5 Comments Over the July 4th weekend I saw a sickening post on Facebook. In the San Francisco area there were reports of meatballs containing strychnine being left along sidewalks and these were poisoning dogs. Even...
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  • Discharge Instructions

    6,658 Views - 1 Comments On location at Pearl Animal Hospital, Henry Struzik, CVT, talks about the importance of discharge instructions. From “before and after” photos to written instructions, we learn the best way to make sure c...

    1 min 40 sec

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  • How to Ace a Veterinary Job Interview

    15,439 Views - 3 Comments It’s no secret that the supply of veterinarians is outpacing demand. Any of us who took a basic economics class in college know the simple fact is that interviews for open DVM positions have sudd...
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  • Tips for Handling Small Dogs

    19,622 Views - 14 Comments Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of the veterinary staff as when facing a snarling Chihuahua in the lobby. I know many of us would rather work with a large guard breed than a tiny ferocious one. However...
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  • Basic Avian Restraint

    7,451 Views - 2 Comments Nathan Bodnar, DVM, demonstrates how to properly retrain a sick or injured bird for a basic physical exam. He highlights maintaining control of the head and feet.

    3 min 11 sec

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  • New Site Features for Efficient Team Training

    1,485 Views - 0 Comments Did you know that On the Floor @Dove is constantly evolving to meet your veterinary training needs? In response to feedback and requests we received from our users, we've expanded our premium accou...
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  • Top 10 Ways to Get Hired in Veterinary Medicine

    4,418 Views - 3 Comments 1. Be better than the other candidates. Write a cover letter and make it specific to the practice you want to work at. Do your homework and talk about why you want to work there.  2. Tailor...
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  • I LOVE Respiratory Emergencies

    3,528 Views - 3 Comments I love cats choking on huge hairballs, I love cyanotic laryngeal paralysis dogs, and nothing makes me happier than a GIANT sucking chest wound. I might actually knock you over to participate in thoraco...
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  • Applying Ocular Medication - Feline

    10,113 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains and demonstrates how to administer ocular medication to a cat. This particular patient has an ulcer in his left eye, which is being treated with antibiotic drops e...

    1 min 37 sec

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  • Checking Pulses in Dogs

    8,639 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations for palpating pulses in dogs.

    2 min 5 sec

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  • Canine and Feline CPR for Veterinary Staff

    21,671 Views - 17 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), presents the DoveLewis yearly canine/feline CPR staff training, starting with updated information from the RECOVER initiative and then practicing CPR with various staff memb...

    50 min 26 sec

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  • Checking Pulses in Cats

    9,570 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations to palpate pulses on a cat.

    1 min 39 sec

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  • Max and My Grief

    1,902 Views - 8 Comments If you’ve seen our Fractious Cat video, then you’ve met my oldest cat Max, who really has been fired from four vet offices in his fifteen years of life. This week Max was diagno...
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  • Dealing with Personal Grief as a Veterinary Professional

    2,961 Views - 16 Comments Working where I work and doing what I do, I have a lot of experience with death. I’ve seen it go well. I’ve seen it go horribly awfully bad. I’ve seen people make decisions I agree wi...
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  • The Value in Veterinary Sympathy Cards

    8,823 Views - 5 Comments Often during pet loss support groups, clients mention how deeply they appreciated receiving a condolence card from their veterinary clinic after the loss of their pet. This thoughtful act validates tha...
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  • Constant Communication for Our Clients

    3,554 Views - 3 Comments At DoveLewis we live and work in a 24-hour world where clients arrive at all hours, and they’re in a variety of mental and emotional states. This helps keep us on our toes but always dealing with...
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  • Diarrhea and the Veterinary Technician

    4,359 Views - 4 Comments I think they plan it this way. I think the pets have a city-wide meeting and plot and plan to all eat the same desiccated cat poop, chew on the same squirrel carcass, roll in the same dead seagull on the...
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