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  • Introduction and Nursing Care for DKA

    239 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Christy Michael, BVMS, explains the disease process of DKA, as well as causes, treatments, complications, and nursing considerations for the DKA patient.

    58 min 6 sec

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  • The ABCs of CVTs

    760 Views - 1 Comments Have you ever thought about how many acronyms we use on a daily basis? Some we know by heart, but other definitions remain a bit fuzzy. I took an informal census of our technical staff to see who knew the...
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  • Powdered Glove Ban

    744 Views - 5 Comments While I am not excited about transitioning away from gloves that work really well for me in surgery, this shift away from powdered gloves gets my full support. Honestly, I’m surprised it took until 2017 f...
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  • Testicular Block

    1,074 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a testicular block on a dog.

    2 min 10 sec

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  • In-House Disposal of Leptospirosis Urine

    1,202 Views - 8 Comments Technician Assistant Manager at DoveLewis, Marisa Perring, explains the protocol used in-house at DoveLewis for the safe disposal of Leptospirosis urine.

    1 min 52 sec

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  • Nursing Care for Refeeding Syndrome

    1,220 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) discusses the causes and treatments for refeeding syndrome.

    50 min 50 sec

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  • Journal Club: Feline Focus

    739 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses multiple feline related research studies and their significance and practical applications to veterinary practice.

    50 min

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  • Blood Products Cheat Sheet

    4,586 Views - 0 Comments Fresh plasma? Cryoprecipitate? Or the whole thing? It's not easy remembering which blood products you need, and sometimes less is more. That's why we've put together a snazzy new reference sheet. Buying o...
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  • Blood Products

    1,774 Views - 0 Comments Jill Greene, CVT, discusses various blood products and when and why to use them. A downloadable infographic on blood products is included. Download Infographic

    5 min 53 sec

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  • Contrast Cystography

    1,096 Views - 0 Comments Amy Butler, DVM, MS, DACVECC, demonstrates how to perform a contrast cystography on a feline with a possible bladder defect after being hit by a car.

    3 min 5 sec

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  • Anxious and Afraid

    2,777 Views - 1 Comments In this lecture, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses fear and anxiety in cats and dogs. Common presentations, management techniques, treatment strategies are covered.

    1 hour 32 min

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  • Underwater Treadmill Preparation

    715 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the patient preparation for the underwater treadmill and what happens when there is an accident in the water.

    1 min 48 sec

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  • Underwater Treadmill Use

    831 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the uses and functionality of the underwater treadmill and how it can help rehabilitate patients.

    5 min 25 sec

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  • 7 Tips for Happy Pets on Halloween

    600 Views - 0 Comments Guest blogger and behavior specialist, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses important things to keep in mind while educating clients this Halloween: We all know the dangers of chocolate and pe...
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  • Leveling Up as a Vet Tech

    1,964 Views - 5 Comments Veterinary technicians are essential in any veterinary clinic but they can come in many forms. Having grown up as a gamer, I can most easily define these forms as technician levels: Level One: Newbie...
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  • Technician Appreciation

    599 Views - 0 Comments It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! DoveLewis is spending this week showering our amazing Technician and Assistant staff with the attention they deserve and highlighting the important role they play...
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  • When Society Labels You a Killer

    1,416 Views - 4 Comments UPDATE: The Quebec Court of Appeal has lifted the temporary suspension of Montreal’s pitbull ban, putting the bylaw into effect. Pit Bulls have recently been all over the news as the target of a contro...
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  • Urine Specimen Handling

    2,767 Views - 2 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to properly handle a urine sample prior to labeling and analysis.

    1 min 47 sec

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  • Tiny Talk – Critical Thinking

    2,942 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, describes critical thinking and why it is such a vital skill for everyone on the veterinary team.

    14 min 33 sec

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  • From CVT to CSR to CVT Again... A Journey

    1,783 Views - 5 Comments I have been a CVT for just over 2 years now, the majority of that time spent in emergency medicine. During a late night in the ER I tried to take on a dog that was just a little too much for me,...
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  • Ultrasound Guided Cystocentesis

    3,235 Views - 0 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates the proper technique for performing an ultrasound guided cystocentesis.

    2 min 40 sec

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  • Feline Restraint: Low-Stress Handling

    4,928 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates low-stress handling techniques for non-aggressive cats.

    2 min 58 sec

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  • Adopting Special Needs Cats

    1,134 Views - 2 Comments If you have read my previous blogs then you are aware of my addiction to caregiving and that I tried to stop rescuing. I did my best to stop but the special needs cats always pull so hard on my heartstrin...
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  • Summer Feline Toxins

    1,919 Views - 2 Comments With the arrival of summer and that warm weather, for which us Pacific Northwesterners are starved, comes an increase in the cases of specific cat toxins we see. The flowers are blooming and the bugs are...
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  • Porcupine Quill Removal

    3,532 Views - 3 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM, discusses the removal of porcupine quills, treatment and pain control.

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Clipper Care

    3,292 Views - 3 Comments Doctor’s Assistant at DoveLewis, Hannah Cohen, demonstrates basic care for clippers to keep them lasting as long as possible.

    2 min 14 sec

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  • What to Expect on the Fourth of July

    849 Views - 0 Comments Like most clinics, Fourth of July is DoveLewis’ busiest holiday. Patient numbers rise in the summer as more pets are outdoors with their owners enjoying the weather, which means more chances for pets and...
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  • Tiny Talk - Toxicities the First 10 Minutes

    Length: 472 - 1,851 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses strategies and treatments for toxin ingestion.

    7 min 52 sec

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  • Adapting to the Technician Shortage

    3,424 Views - 14 Comments This year I helped make a decision that caused a considerable amount of strife among the DoveLewis technician staff and even anger and disappointment for a few of my most senior technicians.  No one...
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  • Ruptured Urethra Catheterization Using Fluoroscopy

    1,658 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, uses a fluoroscope to assist in the placement of a urinary catheter in a dog with a ruptured urethra and fractured pelvis from vehicular trauma. Patient follow up with removal of...

    5 min 36 sec

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  • Von Willebrand Disease

    3,538 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, gives a quick overview of Von Willebrand disease and discusses the treatment strategy for a dog previously diagnosed with the disease that presented to the hospita...

    5 min 2 sec

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  • Tick Paralysis

    3,480 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, discusses a case of tick paralysis and the amazing recovery made once the tick was removed from the patient.

    2 min 36 sec

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  • Cleaning Checklists

    3,590 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Leilani Baker, gives an overview of the cleaning checklists and why this system is important in any hospital. A sample cleaning checklist is available for downloa...

    2 min 9 sec

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  • Dog Bite Prevention Q & A

    5,004 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis Safety Manager Coby Richter answers some common questions about dog bite prevention. She discusses important precautions that all of our staff members take and how our policy regarding...
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  • Wound Management of a Complex Dog Bite

    3,785 Views - 1 Comments A 6 year old Female spayed Maine Coon cat was mauled by a dog sustaining severe injuries to her left forefoot including loss of the second digit. The wounds were debrided and partially closed by her prima...
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  • Emergency Preparedness For Your Clinic

    2,221 Views - 0 Comments Safety Manager of DoveLewis, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses a few disaster preparedness precautions that we take as a 24-hour facility.

    6 min 10 sec

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  • Hemocytometer White Blood Cell Count

    2,564 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to perform a manual white blood cell count using a hemocytometer. This procedure is infrequently used due to the technology available to many hospitals, but...

    8 min 47 sec

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  • Is There a Cure for When You’re a Workaholic?

    1,915 Views - 3 Comments Is there a cure when you’re a workaholic? I am a workaholic. I come from a long line of focused, hardworking people who lived their lives with determined energy. And honestly, for many of my ancestors...
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  • Respiratory Distress: Emergency Treatment

    6,722 Views - 2 Comments Everyone who works in medicine of any kind understands that a patient’s airway and breathing are critical to their survival. If a patient does not have a patent airway or properly functioning respiratory...
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  • Never Stop Learning

    3,326 Views - 8 Comments This is a mantra here at atdove.org. It’s one of the main reasons for the development of this website and why I have spent the last 5 years working to create the videos and articles found here – because I...
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  • Removing a Needle from a Cat’s Soft Palate

    3,935 Views - 1 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, shows radiographs of a cat with a sewing needle lodged in her tongue and soft palate, and then demonstrates her strategy for removing the needle safely.

    4 min 51 sec

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  • Spring Weather Preparedness

    2,880 Views - 0 Comments Spring Has Sprung! Watch Out for Wild Weather! Tornadoes, lightning, floods, rip currents and early season heat - spring dangers rampage across the United States throughout March, April and May. And th...
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  • Getting Started with Dental Charting

    4,181 Views - 1 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), of Rose City Veterinary Hospital discusses the importance of dental charting, how to get started with dental charting in your practice, and the different abnorma...

    1 hour 3 min

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  • Client Call Backs

    2,910 Views - 4 Comments Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses how client call backs are performed at the hospital and our philosophy for follow up in the ER.

    1 min 2 sec

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  • How We Keep Our Dogs From Barking

    4,558 Views - 4 Comments We’ve been doing yoga, coloring sheets, having healthy snacks, and taking extra time for ourselves because it’s self-care month at DoveLewis. But there’s one topic that’s got us al...
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  • My Fear of Wellness Month

    1,797 Views - 6 Comments Let’s start with the basics: I’m new to my employer and have been with the company for 90 days. I’ve been put in charge of spearheading Wellness and Self Care Month for our 115 employees. Now the compl...
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  • Fractured Canine Root Canal

    2,744 Views - 0 Comments VCA Raleigh Hills Dental Center’s Rebecca Martin, DVM, performs a root canal on a fractured canine. The process of performing a root canal is covered as well as reasoning behind each decision made along t...

    16 min 33 sec

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  • Are You Taking Dental Radiographs?

    1,986 Views - 1 Comments It’s dental month so let’s talk about a touchy subject. Dental radiographs,  YES, you need to be taking them. Dentistry is kind of the red headed stepchild in veterinary medicine; it gets less attent...
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  • Hemoabdomen in the ICU

    3,991 Views - 5 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the medical treatments of a dog that presented to the ER with an acute hemoabdomen. Stabilization prior to surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative stabil...

    4 min 24 sec

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  • But I Swear She’s Sick!

    3,230 Views - 7 Comments The rumors are true. In a momentary (that seems to have lasted a few weeks) lapse of judgement I made and followed through on the decision to add a puppy to my life. Losing Phoebe so quickly and without w...
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