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  • Intraocular Pressure

    36 Views - 0 Comments Kate Earl, DVM, demonstrates how to use a Tono-Pen© to measure intraocular pressure.

    2 min 7 sec

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  • Surgical Checklists

    295 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses the benefits of using surgical checklists for anesthetic procedures. Included with this video is a printable surgical checklist. Download Checklist

    2 min 57 sec

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  • Laser Therapy

    252 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, demonstrates the use of a Class IV companion laser for therapy on a dog with previous TPLO surgery.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • The Pain Management Toolbox

    344 Views - 0 Comments We give and receive love and companionship from animals, have them as members of our families and know that they can suffer pain, fear and distress. Animal pain may very well be worse than human pain sinc...
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  • Punch Biopsy (Skin)

    349 Views - 0 Comments Barbara Davis, DVM, DACVIM, performs a punch biopsy of a cutaneous lesion.

    3 min 58 sec

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  • Low-Stress Handling for Your Patients and You

    963 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses low stress handling techniques and why they are important.

    1 hour 8 min

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  • Importance of Blood Typing

    686 Views - 0 Comments Blood Bank Director at DoveLewis, Jill Greene, CVT, discusses the importance of blood typing, with or without a previous transfusion, and the types of blood available.

    1 min 34 sec

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  • Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilizer Operation

    798 Views - 4 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to operate an Anprolene® Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Gas Sterilizer.

    4 min 52 sec

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  • Heartworm Prevention

    1,299 Views - 0 Comments Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardio), discusses heartworm disease and the epidemiological changes of the disease over the past 3 years.

    2 min 25 sec

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  • Dog Bite Prevention Week at DoveLewis: Who, When and Why

    1,518 Views - 0 Comments It’s National Dog Bite Prevention week! As the Safety Manager at DoveLewis, animal bites are always at the front of my proverbial stove. I would like to say that we have a zero bite record, but that would...
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  • Tiny Talk - Intraosseous (IO) Catheters

    1,523 Views - 2 Comments Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC), discusses the placement, use, and care of intraosseous catheters.

    9 min 58 sec

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  • April Fools'! Safety Considerations for Dangerous Animals

    1,534 Views - 1 Comments In this unusual case, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses safety tips and best practices when working with potentially dangerous animals.

    2 min 6 sec

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  • Cleaning an Endoscope

    1,253 Views - 1 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to clean and store an endoscope after a procedure.

    9 min 48 sec

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  • Physiotherapy

    851 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, demonstrates canine physiotherapy techniques.

    4 min 2 sec

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  • Introduction and Nursing Care for DKA

    2,166 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

    2,212 Views - 4 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

    1,481 Views - 6 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

    2,288 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

    2,267 Views - 10 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

    2,151 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

    1,240 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

    5,599 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

    2,816 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

    1,884 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

    4,971 Views - 2 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

    1,163 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

    1,328 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

    1,078 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

    2,902 Views - 6 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

    933 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

    2,007 Views - 6 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

    3,915 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

    4,222 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

    2,359 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

    4,491 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

    7,111 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

    1,578 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

    3,079 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

    4,536 Views - 5 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM, discusses the removal of porcupine quills, treatment and pain control.

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Clipper Care

    4,460 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

    1,291 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 - 2,607 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

    4,077 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

    2,078 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

    4,313 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

    4,169 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

    4,586 Views - 2 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

    6,545 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

    4,839 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

    2,706 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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