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    Appointment Flow

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    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 these duties allows them to wo...

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    Canine Vaccines

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    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 schedule is discussed.

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    Veterinary Superstition

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    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 a month until a couple of...

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    DOCTOR TO TREATMENT!

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    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 door that needs immediate at...

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    Heartworm Testing

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    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 of testing pets for heartw...

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    Feline Nail Trim

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    Sarah Tauber, DVM, walks you through her technique for performing a solo nail trim on a grumpy cat.

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    Fitting E-Collars

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    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.

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    Oral Medication Administration - Canine

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates what's commonly called "pilling" a dog (giving oral medications).

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    How It Feels to Treat Poison Victims

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    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 the best trained dogs can...

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    Discharge Instructions

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    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 client compliance happens w...

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    How to Ace a Veterinary Job Interview

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    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 suddenly become mini rose cere...

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    Tips for Handling Small Dogs

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    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, these small dogs are ver...

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    Basic Avian Restraint

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    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.

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    New Site Features for Efficient Team Training

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    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 account features to include:...

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    Top 10 Ways to Get Hired in Veterinary Medicine

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    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 your resume to the job pos...

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    I LOVE Respiratory Emergencies

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    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 thoracocentesis. I long for the d...

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    Applying Ocular Medication - Feline

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    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 every four hours.

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    Checking Pulses in Dogs

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations for palpating pulses in dogs.

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    Canine and Feline CPR for Veterinary Staff

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    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 members.The most important asp...

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    Checking Pulses in Cats

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations to palpate pulses on a cat.

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    Max and My Grief

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    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 diagnosed with a brain tumor. Wh...

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    Dealing with Personal Grief as a Veterinary Professional

    Views: 3,573 - Comments: 16

    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 with, and others I would nev...

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    The Value in Veterinary Sympathy Cards

    Views: 10,343 - Comments: 5

    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 that you care about the speci...

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    Constant Communication for Our Clients

    Views: 3,957 - Comments: 3

    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 the unknown of what could...

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    Diarrhea and the Veterinary Technician

    Views: 4,801 - Comments: 4

    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 coast, and then show up at...

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    Urinary Catheter Discussion

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains the differences in common urinary catheter varieties, and how they serve specific patient needs.

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    Basic Canine Restraint

    Views: 26,604 - Comments: 5

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate basic techniques for restraining dogs for common procedures.

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    Basic Feline Restraint

    Views: 26,889 - Comments: 11

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate common restraint techniques for cats.

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    Sharpening Dental Instruments

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    Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), explains the whys and hows of sharpening dental instruments.

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    Basic Dental Instruments

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    Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), of North Portland Veterinary Hospital presents the standard basic dental instruments used for veterinary dental procedures.

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    Blood Draw Medial Saphenous – Feline

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    Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to draw a small blood sample from the medial saphenous vein of a cat.

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    Veterinary Life in Alaska - 72 Hours

    Views: 1,325 - Comments: 1

    Day 3 of the Great Alaska Experience. I’m able to recognize people and call them by the right name. I’m doing very well. Today one of the doctors at Far Country asked me what I expect from my doctors. I’ve had a lot of question...

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    Veterinary Life in Alaska - 48 Hours

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    Captain’s Log: Stardate 29 January 2013 [It’s time to admit that I’ve never seen an entire episode of the original Star Trek. I don’t know what “stardate” means.] Day 2 of the great Alas...

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    Veterinary Life in Alaska - 24 Hours

    Views: 1,576 - Comments: 2

    This trip to Alaska is not just about me teaching. It’s about me learning. And after 24 hours in this state I have learned a couple things. The cold really isn’t that bad. 17 below is cold, don’t get me wrong. But it’s man...

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    I'm a Believer... in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

    Views: 2,114 - Comments: 3

    I have taken my pets to a Woo Woo doctor. There. I said it. I realize that in this day and age people are much more open to Eastern ways (acupuncture, herbs, etc) but those of us trained in Western medicine can be “challenge...

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    Isolation Protocol

    Views: 10,555 - Comments: 4

    Isolation protocol can get confusing, so Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks through the DoveLewis isolation protocol for dealing with patients with communicable diseases.

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    Subcutaneous Fluids

    Views: 11,487 - Comments: 4

    Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to set up for and administer subcutaneous fluids to a cat. This video is great for showing clients how to do this for their pets.

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    Checklists: A Tool to Improve Function

    Views: 10,809 - Comments: 7

    Many of the tasks we perform daily in veterinary medicine are systematic--we perform physical exams in the same sequence every time, we chart notes in a SOAP format, we generate diagnostic and therapeutic plans based on differenti...

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    Basic Enema

    Views: 14,101 - Comments: 10

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to administer a warm water/lubricant enema to one lucky little dog.

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    Holiday Bonuses

    Views: 1,839 - Comments: 4

    I’ve been in the professional world for a number of years now, and have been the lucky recipient of a few different bonuses. They have been in the form of gift cards, contributions to retirement, a nice dinner out, cash,...

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    Blood Smear Preparation

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to make a blood smear.

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    French and Gauge Sizes

    Views: 6,243 - Comments: 4

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about diameters of tubes and needles in terms of gauge and french sizes.

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    Site Update: Quiz Feature

    Views: 698 - Comments: 2

    Due to popular demand, we have added a super-useful new feature:When a member watches any video, they can now take a short quiz at the end! Once they pass the quiz they have the option to forward their proof of completion to their...

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    Applying Topical Spray

    Views: 5,166 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to apply topical spray to a dog.

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    Improving the Patient Experience

    Views: 6,894 - Comments: 0

    As clinical staff, veterinary technicians are often challenged to fill a diverse range of roles in providing care to their patients. We receive extensive training and continuing education to hone our medical skills and may even da...

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    Butterfly Catheter Blood Draw

    Views: 11,981 - Comments: 5

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a blood sample from the lateral saphenous vein of a small dog using a butterfly catheter.

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    SNAP Test

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows how to perform a basic SNAP test. Refer to manufacturer’s specific test instructions for your kit, as each test varies slightly.

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    Preparing IV Fluids

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to prepare IV fluids for administration. Perfect for owners learning to administer SQ fluids or brand new hospital employees.

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    Hanging Leg Surgery Patient Prep

    Views: 11,699 - Comments: 3

    Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, describes how to prepare a patient for limb surgery using a hanging leg preparation technique.

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    Abdominal Surgery Patient Prep

    Views: 15,517 - Comments: 12

    Surgery assistant at DoveLewis, Sue Marcoe, demonstrates how to clip and prepare a patient for abdominal surgery.

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