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  • Snake Physical Exam and Restraint

    164 Views - 0 Comments A physical examination of a snake includes looking at their eyes, nose, scales, and vent. Learn from Carrie Daly, DVM, about tips for completing a stress-free exam.

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

    271 Views - 0 Comments As a small animal veterinary professional, particularly one practicing in Portland, OR, it seems highly likely that you have been or will be asked about cannabis as a treatment option for a pet’s conditio...
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  • Medical Math - Constant Rate Infusion

    620 Views - 0 Comments A Constant Rate Infusion (CRI) is utilized to administer a continuous dose of drug in intravenous fluids. We are most used to CRIs for pain management, as in this form the drug can be maintained at...
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  • Lymph Node and Mass Aspirate

    223 Views - 0 Comments It’s important to know the different ways to sample masses and lymph nodes, as some techniques can end up altering your sample. Learn from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, abou...

    5 min 20 sec

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  • Talking to Children About Pet Death: Pt 2

    226 Views - 2 Comments Dealing with a pet’s death is hard, and can be even harder when children are involved. Kids may not understand the magnitude of their pet’s illness, the related expenses, or how to assess quality of life....
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  • Respiratory Review: Nursing Strategies for Oxygen Administration

    566 Views - 0 Comments Getting adequate oxygen into our patients in critical. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), about the technicians role in supporting oxygen administration. This talk is specifically RACE-approved f...

    1 hour 4 min

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  • Double Vision

    444 Views - 3 Comments Veterinarians and technicians rely on one another every day to perform their jobs. Learn from veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to improve communication, sim...

    42 min 13 sec

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  • Dealing with Guilt

    267 Views - 0 Comments Guilt is a common feeling among participants in the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program. Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program reviews how to help those deali...
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  • Leech Therapy

    662 Views - 0 Comments Medicinal leeches can be used for treatment of congested blood and swelling. Learn from Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about how leech therapy was used to treat a dog’s hind leg with surgical complicatio...

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Forequarter Amputation

    472 Views - 0 Comments Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, reviews the steps and considerations for completing a forequarter amputation on a dog.

    11 min 24 sec

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  • The "A" Team

    527 Views - 2 Comments Differences in titles and roles in the assistant team allow individuals to specialize in different departments and tasks, emphasizing individual strengths and helping to distribute resources appropriately...
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  • Foreign Body in Radiology

    781 Views - 0 Comments Pets are constantly eating things they shouldn’t be. Learn from DoveLewis Radiologist, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, about identifying unique foreign bodies.

    2 min 30 sec

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  • 5 Ways to Use Peanut Butter in an Animal Hospital

    591 Views - 0 Comments March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, and peanut butter is a commonly used tool here at DoveLewis. To celebrate, we’re sharing 5 facts about peanut butter and 5 ways to use peanut butter...
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  • Heartworm Treatment and Melarsomine Injection

    1,010 Views - 0 Comments We know how important it is to remind owners to keep their pets on year round heartworm prevention, but what happens when a pet actually has heartworms? Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Overview

    1,038 Views - 0 Comments Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is a common disease affecting cats. DoveLewis Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) reviews common symptoms, diagnosis, and medical management.

    5 min 34 sec

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  • Placing a Holter Monitor

    487 Views - 0 Comments A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive method of assessing the heart's rhythm. Jaclyn Benglian, CVT, reviews how to assemble a Holter monitor for patients...

    5 min 30 sec

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  • Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

    1,554 Views - 2 Comments Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

    1 min 52 sec

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  • Coping with Grief and Loss

    798 Views - 1 Comments How does grief differ when a pet is lost due to old age versus a sudden tragedy? Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews how clients may feel and react afte...
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  • Open Chest CPR

    1,336 Views - 0 Comments You’ve just completed external chest compressions with no response, now what? Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about how to enter the chest to begin cardia...

    7 min 50 sec

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  • Open Chest CPR - Advanced Methods

    670 Views - 0 Comments Open chest CPR is a difficult and hard to practice procedure. Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about a few advanced ways to attempt to revive a patient....

    5 min 55 sec

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  • Ask the Right Questions

    2,491 Views - 0 Comments We’ve all had the thought after working with a client-- why didn’t you mention this earlier? Why am I just hearing about this now? This would have been nice to know an hour ago… While it may be easy to...
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  • Working Well Under Pressure

    1,945 Views - 1 Comments Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any posi...

    3 min 30 sec

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  • Communication in Crisis: What Clients Go Through in an Emergency

    1,955 Views - 2 Comments Pet emergencies occur every minute of every day – but for our clients it is a singular monumental event. Pets are, in fact, family. They are family that like to eat socks, brawl in the street, enjoy...
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  • Barriers to Effective Communication

    1,745 Views - 0 Comments We may think that our communication style is crystal clear, but is it? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about how we can minimize the barriers that h...

    4 min 6 sec

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  • Preparing for a Snake Physical Exam

    1,329 Views - 0 Comments Snakes can be easily stressed, and are sensitive to oils on our skin such as lotions and perfumes. Learn from Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to safely prepare for a sn...

    3 min 31 sec

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  • Cleaning an Isolation Exam Room

    1,382 Views - 4 Comments An isolation exam room needs to be treated with extra care to ensure that containments are not spread between patients. Learn from Megan Urton, Technician Assistant Manager, about how to safely clean an i...

    4 min 40 sec

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  • Assembling a Simple Major Pack

    1,073 Views - 1 Comments Getting instruments cleaned, sterilized, and organized is crucial in any veterinary hospital. Learn from Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Technician Assistant, about the correct way to assemble a simple major pack....

    9 min 53 sec

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  • Why We Stay Open

    1,161 Views - 0 Comments We learned recently that some local emergency hospitals are sending their patients to DoveLewis in an attempt to manage their own caseloads. We get it—when you combine factors like a national hiring short...
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  • Glo Germ: A Staff Training Tool

    1,508 Views - 0 Comments Here at DoveLewis, we take all things cleaning very seriously. It’s important that every staff member is up to date on our latest cleaning protocols. While it can be time consuming to spend time with each...
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  • Cidex Sterilization

    669 Views - 0 Comments Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. Note – Cidex should only be used after equipment has gone through stand...

    2 min 22 sec

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  • Passive Range of Motion

    1,422 Views - 0 Comments Passive range of motion (or PROM) is an important step to include in the treatment of ICU patients. Learn from CVT, Emily Dascalos, and staff dog, Ollie, who is recovering from a hemilaminectomy, about th...

    4 min 26 sec

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  • Current Concepts in Clinical Nutrition

    1,219 Views - 0 Comments Nutrition intersects all types of clinical conditions including cognitive dysfunction, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, renal disease, atopic conditions and cancer. Join Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh DVM, DACVECC i...

    45 min 3 sec

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  • Total IV Anesthesia

    1,682 Views - 1 Comments The accepted best practice for anesthesia has been to induce the patient with and injectable drug, intubate, and maintain on inhalant anesthetics. The alternative to this is total IV anesthesia or TIVA....

    33 min 49 sec

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  • Celebrating the Holidays Without Your Animal Companion

    742 Views - 1 Comments As the holidays are approaching, Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews ways that you can honor your pet during the holiday season. These tips can al...
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  • Non-Rebreather Circuit Set Up

    2,203 Views - 2 Comments Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, goes through an in depth review and demonstration of setting up a non-rebreather circuit.

    4 min 4 sec

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  • Shar Pei Fever

    1,414 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, reviews diagnosis and management of chronic Shar Pei fever.

    3 min 41 sec

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  • Feline Radiology Diagnosis of Bates Bodies

    1,197 Views - 0 Comments Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR reviews radiographs of a feline patient with a three-day history of hematuria.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • When the Unblocking Gets Tough

    2,074 Views - 0 Comments Feline urethral obstruction is a common complication of feline lower urinary tract disease.  Approximately 12% of cats have metabolic derangements, which along with severe dehydration can cause patie...
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  • The Mentally Altered Diabetic

    1,446 Views - 0 Comments When a mentally altered patient arrives at any veterinary hospital, there is often little information available that might direct a veterinarian down the path toward a diagnosis. Learn from Christy Michae...

    58 min 55 sec

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  • The Post-Conference Zoomies

    634 Views - 0 Comments Zoomies: when your dog runs around the house like crazy- jumping on the couch, running up or down the stairs, and all over the house. It usually ends with them falling to the floor, panting li...
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  • Amikacin Precautions

    1,115 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the precautions that should be taken with Amikacin.

    2 min 32 sec

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  • Rat Bait - What’s Not to Love?

    1,781 Views - 0 Comments Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity represents that rare gem in realm of canine toxicities: a toxin for which there is both a rapid, bedside diagnostic test and an antidote. Even severely affected clinical...
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  • Zinc Induced Hemolytic Anemia in a Dog

    1,388 Views - 0 Comments An 8 kg, 2 year old male neutered Boston Terrier presented to the general veterinarian with a one week history of lethargy and decreased appetite and a two day history of pigmenturia.  The owne...
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  • The Curious Incident of the Lost Cephalic Catheter

    2,910 Views - 0 Comments A 6-year-old male neutered German Shepherd dog, named Chief, presented on emergency for acute onset of vomiting and restlessness. Initial diagnostics were consistent with gastric dilation and volvul...
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  • Rat Tail Vein Blood Draw

    1,648 Views - 0 Comments Emily Chryst, CVT, walks through the steps for sampling blood from a rodent tail.

    2 min 27 sec

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  • Workplace Bullying

    2,079 Views - 0 Comments Bullying between staff members can be hard to identify. Learn from Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, about how to recognize bullying behaviors and prevent it from happening.

    4 min 52 sec

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  • Talent Wars: How to Attract and Retain Talent

    1,757 Views - 0 Comments The job market has changed. Certified Veterinary Technicians are difficult to find and retain. In this article, Monica Maxwell discusses why CVT recruiting is so difficult and strategies to help clinics a...
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  • Staff Transition to Management: Part II

    929 Views - 0 Comments Continuing from Staff Transition to Management: Part I, Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, reviews common difficulties that new managers face and tips for making the most of your new promoti...
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  • Staff Transition to Management: Part I

    1,191 Views - 0 Comments Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, talks about the difficulties that can come with a promotion to management, and tips for handling new responsibilities.

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Crash Course in Vehicular Trauma

    3,557 Views - 4 Comments Josh Cruz, DVM, reviews how to triage, assess, and treat hit by car traumas. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit. Download Lecture Notes

    1 hour 16 min

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