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    Holidays in Veterinary Hospitals

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    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 cookies I will consume in the...

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    Avian Husbandry

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    On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, discusses avian husbandry. Appropriate diet, potential toxins and enrichment are mentioned.

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    Hate Veterinary Holidays? You Don't Have To!

    Views: 2,654 - Comments: 3

    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 of year, and the generali...

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    Avian Restraint and Exam

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    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.

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    Cleaning Surgical Instruments

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    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 instrument lubrication are all di...

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    Feelings and Veterinary Jobs

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    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 all about this cute, cuddly...

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    When Veterinary Medicine Gets Personal

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    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 the kind of case that gets...

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    Making Sense of Nutritional Trends

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    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 reply they are feeding some...

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    Shoulder Radiographs

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    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 finished product. 

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    Hind Limb Radiographs

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

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    Filling Prescriptions

    Views: 8,956 - Comments: 5

    Technician Assistant (TA) Manager, Amber Solomon, explains the information necessary for prescription labeling, and demonstrates how to fill a prescription. 

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    Front Limb Radiographs

    Views: 12,618 - Comments: 3

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

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    Little Things: Tips for Better Veterinary Client Service

    Views: 4,955 - Comments: 1

    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 pulling staff in every directi...

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    Pelvic Radiographs

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    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. 

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    Abdominal Radiographs

    Views: 17,086 - Comments: 8

    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. 

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    Feline Vaccines

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    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 schedule are discussed.

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    Administering Activated Charcoal

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives tips for administering activated charcoal to a toxin ingestion patient.

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    Interview with VMD Technology

    Views: 1,724 - Comments: 0

    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 to the full article!How di...

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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

    Views: 4,251 - Comments: 5

    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!

    Views: 2,585 - Comments: 7

    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

    Views: 9,513 - Comments: 6

    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

    Views: 10,885 - Comments: 3

    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

    Views: 7,920 - Comments: 0

    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

    Views: 10,630 - Comments: 4

    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

    Views: 8,587 - Comments: 1

    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

    Views: 16,566 - Comments: 3

    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

    Views: 1,841 - Comments: 0

    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

    Views: 5,244 - Comments: 3

    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

    Views: 4,310 - Comments: 3

    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

    Views: 12,109 - Comments: 3

    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

    Views: 11,080 - Comments: 1

    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

    Views: 27,172 - Comments: 19

    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

    Views: 12,089 - Comments: 1

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

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    Max and My Grief

    Views: 2,490 - Comments: 8

    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: 3,894 - 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: 11,235 - 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: 4,273 - 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: 5,120 - 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

    Views: 11,979 - Comments: 5

    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: 29,840 - 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: 30,617 - 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

    Views: 8,402 - Comments: 3

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

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    Basic Dental Instruments

    Views: 11,233 - Comments: 0

    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: 1,409 - 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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