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  • How It Feels to Treat Poison Victims

    1,659 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

    7,443 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...

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  • How to Ace a Veterinary Job Interview

    15,892 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

    21,484 Views - 15 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

    8,238 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

    1,624 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

    4,737 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

    3,799 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

    10,845 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

    9,652 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

    23,807 Views - 19 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

    10,601 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

    2,110 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

    3,345 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

    9,843 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

    3,799 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

    4,652 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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  • Urinary Catheter Discussion

    10,503 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains the differences in common urinary catheter varieties, and how they serve specific patient needs.

    6 min 29 sec

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  • Basic Canine Restraint

    25,491 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate basic techniques for restraining dogs for common procedures.

    4 min 22 sec

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  • Basic Feline Restraint

    25,628 Views - 10 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate common restraint techniques for cats.

    2 min 35 sec

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  • Sharpening Dental Instruments

    7,455 Views - 1 Comments Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), explains the whys and hows of sharpening dental instruments.

    11 min 2 sec

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  • Basic Dental Instruments

    10,052 Views - 0 Comments Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), of North Portland Veterinary Hospital presents the standard basic dental instruments used for veterinary dental procedures.

    6 min 41 sec

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  • Blood Draw Medial Saphenous – Feline

    11,358 Views - 0 Comments 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

    1,268 Views - 1 Comments 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....
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 48 Hours

    1,157 Views - 0 Comments 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.]...
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 24 Hours

    1,508 Views - 2 Comments 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...
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  • I'm a Believer... in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

    2,031 Views - 3 Comments 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 medici...
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  • Isolation Protocol

    10,082 Views - 4 Comments Isolation protocol can get confusing, so Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks through the DoveLewis isolation protocol for dealing with patients with communicable diseases.

    4 min 38 sec

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  • Subcutaneous Fluids

    11,105 Views - 3 Comments 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.

    7 min 28 sec

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  • Checklists: A Tool to Improve Function

    10,359 Views - 7 Comments 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...
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  • Basic Enema

    13,650 Views - 10 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to administer a warm water/lubricant enema to one lucky little dog.

    2 min 10 sec

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  • Holiday Bonuses

    1,738 Views - 4 Comments 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,...
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  • Blood Smear Preparation

    12,833 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to make a blood smear.

    1 min 11 sec

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  • French and Gauge Sizes

    5,977 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about diameters of tubes and needles in terms of gauge and french sizes.

    1 min 53 sec

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  • Site Update: Quiz Feature

    674 Views - 2 Comments 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 pr...
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  • Applying Topical Spray

    4,965 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to apply topical spray to a dog.

    1 min 10 sec

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  • Improving the Patient Experience

    6,614 Views - 0 Comments 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 ou...
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  • Butterfly Catheter Blood Draw

    11,595 Views - 5 Comments 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.

    1 min 34 sec

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  • SNAP Test

    9,889 Views - 2 Comments 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.

    2 min 34 sec

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  • Preparing IV Fluids

    15,257 Views - 2 Comments 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.

    2 min 28 sec

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  • Hanging Leg Surgery Patient Prep

    11,287 Views - 3 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, describes how to prepare a patient for limb surgery using a hanging leg preparation technique.

    6 min 48 sec

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  • Abdominal Surgery Patient Prep

    14,982 Views - 12 Comments Surgery assistant at DoveLewis, Sue Marcoe, demonstrates how to clip and prepare a patient for abdominal surgery.

    5 min 19 sec

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  • The Other Side of the Exam Table

    2,271 Views - 2 Comments Over the last month I’ve been entirely consumed by my year-old cat’s rapid progression down the FLUTD path of horrors. After four deobstructions and five hospitalizations, I agreed to have Dr. Magee (one...
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  • Doppler Blood Pressure

    13,870 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to obtain a Doppler blood pressure on a dog.

    5 min 24 sec

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  • Fluid Pump Basics

    11,088 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows the basics of using a fluid pump.

    1 min 36 sec

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  • Diagnostic Ultrasonography

    4,738 Views - 0 Comments Jen Langevin, CVT, and Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, explain and demonstrate the basic abdominal ultrasound process, specifically the technician’s role and the specific organs examined by the radiologist....

    4 min 14 sec

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  • Grape Toxicity

    5,019 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses a case of grape toxicity and the process of dealing with grape ingestion in general.

    2 min 20 sec

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  • Take That Syringe Out of Your Mouth!

    5,635 Views - 8 Comments Some habits are tough to quit. Chewing your fingernails, picking the olives off your pizza, incessant channel surfing - they can be challenging to stop. As safety manager for our hospital, I can now re...
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  • Patient Cooling

    5,527 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses how to cool a patient with a very high body temperature. Instead of ice packs (which will cause vasoconstriction and trap hot blood in the patient’s core), cool w...

    1 min 42 sec

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  • Urinalysis Preparation

    15,649 Views - 8 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to prepare for the three parts of a complete urinalysis: perform a dipstick test, specific gravity, and sediment exam.

    3 min 28 sec

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