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  • Heartworm Treatment and Melarsomine Injection

    222 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

    360 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

    165 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

    830 Views - 0 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

    455 Views - 0 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

    857 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

    399 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

    1,382 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

    1,091 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

    1,120 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

    1,058 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

    967 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

    900 Views - 2 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

    732 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

    852 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

    989 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

    442 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

    1,101 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

    943 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

    1,188 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....

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  • Celebrating the Holidays Without Your Animal Companion

    597 Views - 0 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

    1,561 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

    1,117 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

    975 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

    1,563 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

    1,203 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

    503 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

    906 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?

    1,422 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

    1,046 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

    2,425 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

    1,343 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

    1,730 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

    1,451 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

    759 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

    993 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

    3,026 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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  • Hyperadrenocorticism: Diagnosis and Treatment

    1,482 Views - 0 Comments Barbara Davis, DVM, DACVIM, reviews Cushing’s disease symptoms and management. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or Technician CE credit. Download Lecture Notes

    47 min 35 sec

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  • Peritoneal Dialysis

    792 Views - 0 Comments Erika Loftin, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the indications, complications, and administration of peritoneal dialysis for a patient in the ICU.

    4 min 46 sec

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  • Long Term Ventilation

    1,459 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, VTS (ECC), talks about the in-depth nursing care required for veterinary patients on long-term ventilation in the ICU including recumbent patient care, oral care, and endotracheal tube car...

    6 min 11 sec

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  • Ordering A Urine Culture

    769 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses what warrants sending out a urine culture and sensitivity, and some of the disease processes that go along with urinary tract infections.

    2 min 33 sec

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  • When to Refer to Rehabilitation

    514 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM CCRP, discusses how to determine patients to refer to rehabilitation and when.

    4 min 42 sec

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  • Applying Ocular Medication - Canine

    2,047 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) walks through the steps of applying ocular medication to a dog. Review how to restrain, and the abbreviations used in prescription instructions.

    1 min 17 sec

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  • When Good Organs Go Bad – Pancreatitis

    2,394 Views - 0 Comments The pancreas lives in the cranial abdomen close to the stomach and duodenum. With a right and left limb, this organ plays both endocrine and exocrine roles and is vital to nutritional function. The pancre...
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  • Direct Arterial Pressure Monitoring

    1,806 Views - 0 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (Anest), explains the calibration, use, and care of a direct arterial blood pressure system. Download Instructions

    1 min 36 sec

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  • Temporary Tube Thoracostomy

    1,056 Views - 2 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM DACVECC, walks us through placing an indwelling thoracostomy tube.

    7 min 5 sec

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  • Intraosseous Catheter Placement

    2,491 Views - 0 Comments Although a seemingly intimidating procedure, intraosseous (IO) catheter placement is a wonderful tool in the arsenal of emergency medicine practitioners. It is useful in rapid placement during shock...
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  • Communicating Discharge Instructions with Clients

    2,619 Views - 4 Comments Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, joins Training Specialist and CVT, Jessica Waters, to review the process for communicating effective discharge instructions with clients. Using the exam...

    4 min 9 sec

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  • Surgical Site Infection and Surveillance

    2,162 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, walks through a review of surgical complications caused by bacterial infections, and how to prevent them. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE cr...

    1 hour 6 min

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  • Is My Rat Choking?

    906 Views - 0 Comments This morning I had quite the scare! One of my rats did not come to greet me, and I found her lying toward the back of her cage. I picked her up and could see something was wrong. I pu...
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