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    Intratracheal Drug Administration

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    DoveLewis Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) reviews the procedure for administering intratracheal medications.

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    PCV/TS Measurement

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    DoveLewis Technician Trainer Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT reviews how to complete a packed cell volume (PCV) total protein (TP) to evaluate patient hydration.

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    Blood Pressure Cuff Sizing and Placement

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    Learn from DoveLewis Assistant Manager Megan Urton about selecting the right cuff for accurate blood pressure readings. For more tips about using a Doppler Blood Pressure Monitor, click here to watch Improve Accuracy of Doppl...

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    Administering Fluids to a Snake

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    DoveLewis Veterinarian Kelly Flaminio, DVM, reviews two methods for safely administering fluid therapy to a snake.

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    Heatstroke: A Review

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    Heatstroke is defined as an elevation in body temperature > 105.8°F and characterized by central nervous system dysfunction and organ derangements. Unlike a fever, the temperature set point remains normal, however the ability t...

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    Treating a Canine Broken Toenail

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about the methods for treating a broken toenail on a canine patient.

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    Technician Multidisciplinary Rounds (TMRs)

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    Over the last year, DoveLewis rolled-out a new offering for technicians called TMRs, or Technician Multidisciplinary Rounds. Interested in setting up Technician Rounds at your own hospital? See how DoveLewis Patient Care and...

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    The Technician's Role in the Assessment and Treatment of Hypoperfusion

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    Fluid therapy is a hot topic in veterinary medicine, specifically with a focus on individual patient response to volume resuscitation. The veterinary technician plays an integral role in assessing hydration and closely monitoring...

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    Effect of Skunk Spray on Dogs

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, reviews the effect that skunk spray can have on dogs and the potential complications to be aware of.

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    Level Up with Technician Training Kits

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    We recently published the Level Two Technician Training Kits and are excited to share them with you! We released Level One at the end of 2020 and wanted to provide some additional information about the purpose of the kits, and how...

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    Cephalic Blood Draw - Canine

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, demonstrates the steps, equipment, and restraint needed for a cephalic vein blood draw on a canine patient.

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    Recognizing FLUTD Symptoms in Cats

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, reviews how to identify symptoms and prioritize treatment for cats experiencing Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).

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    Train Like the Pro's: Implementation of the Technician Training Kits

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    It’s amazing the amount of knowledge your technicians bring to work every day. Track individual progress and ensure consistency throughout your entire team with the new Technician Training Kits. Learn from DoveLewis Technicians Sa...

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    Improving Client Compliance: Tools to Manage Exercise Restricted Pets at Home

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    DoveLewis Technician Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT reviews how owners can help keep their pets safe through kennel rest and exercise restriction.

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    How to Tie a Finger Trap

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    DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-miller, CVT walks through how to perform a finger trap for a NG tube or nasal cannula.

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    Syringe Feeding a Rabbit

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    DoveLewis Exotics Technician Jamie Michaelis, reviews how to safely restrain and administer a syringe feeding to a rabbit.

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    The Technician's Role in Managing Urethral Obstructions in the Male Cat

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    Since March 8 2020, the first day of the COVID-19 stay at home orders in Portland, the number of patients seen at DoveLewis has grown by approximately 35%. Of those patients that were triaged, the ones that stand out in our minds...

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    Stabilizing Thoracic Limb Fractures

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    Splinting Thoracic Limb Fractures External coaptation can be applied for temporary stabilization as well as long-term management for some select fractures. The focus should be to provide stabilization and comfort while minimiz...

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    Calling Prescriptions in to Human Pharmacies

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    Connie Christensen, CVT, reviews how to place prescription orders at human pharmacies.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Distinguish Between Vomiting and Regurgitation at Home

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    When clients are unsure how to describe their pet's behavior, it can be helpful to ask clarifying questions. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how you can help describe vomiting and regurg...

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    Filling Common Prescriptions in Hospital

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    DoveLewis Technician Connie Christensen, CVT, reviews how to fill common prescriptions in a veterinary clinic pharmacy and tips to ensure accuracy.

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    Technician Hacks - How to Remove Air Bubbles from Fluid Line

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    DoveLewis Technician Trainer Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, demonstrates a technician hack for removing air bubbles from a fluid line.

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    Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) in Veterinary Medicine

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    In this 16min demonstration and discussion, DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) walks viewers through total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Speaker discusses equipment, techniques, safety considerations, and patient nurs...

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    Turtle Vitals and Handling for Technicians

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    Learn from Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about handing turtle patients and gathering vitals.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Monitoring Feline Respiratory Rate and Distress at Home

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    DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC walks through how to discuss respiratory rate and distress in feline patients with clients. atDove has an entire training plan of free videos dedicated to improving cli...

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    Snake Vitals and Handling for Technicians

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, reviews how to acquire vitals and safely handle snake patients during physical exam.

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    Recognizing Abdominal Breathing in Canine Patients

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    DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), reviews how to recognize abdominal breathing in canine patients.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Monitoring for Feline Urethral Blocks at Home

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    Clients receive a lot of information during their pet's veterinary visit. That's why as a veterinary professionals, it's critical to provide clear instructions to owners either in-person, or over the phone. So whether you are...

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    Extremity Heat Support During Anesthesia

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    DoveLewis TA Catie Kinsley reviews how to use bubble wrap and socks to provide heat support during anesthesia.

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    Positive Contrast Urethrogram

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    DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, reviews how to safely perform an urethrogram on a canine patient.

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    Housing Reptilian Patients in an Emergency Hospital

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about the important factors to consider when housing reptilian patients in an emergency hospital.

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    Heat Support for Reptilian Patients

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    Reptilian patients like lizards, geckos, and snakes, need special treatment while in the hospital. Learn from Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about the options for heat support and safety considerations.

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    Lessons from Loss: A Reflection on the Cases that Change Us

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    We all have those cases that stick with us long after our shifts end. Stress and trauma are inherent in the work we do, but we can begin to combat this by creating a nurturing environment to process both medically and emotionally...

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    Going Viral: Canine Distemper

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    Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) is found worldwide in species from domesticated dogs to skunks and sea lions. Learn from Liz Hughston, Med., RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) about how to recognize and prevent this life threatening disease....

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    From the Floor of the DoveLewis Blood Bank

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    Whether you’re a dog or a human, chances are that your blood donation experience will have some clear similarities—but there are some big differences, too. Our team works hard to follow the available human blood bank model with...

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    Applying Pre-Surgical Eye Lubrication

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    Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, about how to safely apply eye lubrication prior to surgery.

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    Advocating for Exotic Patients: The Technicians Role

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technicians Kara Prater, CVT, and Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to be effective patient advocates for exotic species.

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    Exotic Case Review: Ferret Blood Transfusion

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    Patients come in all shapes and sizes, and all deserve our full attention. Learn from Technicians Kara Prater, CVT, and Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), about a ferret that received blood transfusions at DoveLewis.

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    Perianesthetic Hypothermia: Why Do We Care?

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    Hypothermia occurs when there is a decrease in core temperature, causing the patients temperature to fall below the normal range. The normal range varies, but in general, it should be about 100°F to 102.5°F for dogs and cats, and...

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    Surgery Suite Set-up

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    In the ER, surgeries can present with little to no notice. Learn from DoveLewis Surgery Assistant Trynity Alvarez about how to set-up a surgery suite (in less than 4 minutes!)

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    Critical Care Management of the Exotic Patient (Part One): Avian and Reptiles

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    Companion animals come in all shapes and sizes; feathers, scales and fur. Part one of this two part series will focus on the critical avian and reptile patient. Presented by Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, C...

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    Critical Care Management of the Exotic Patient (Part Two): Rabbits, Ferrets and Small Mammals

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    Small mammals seeking veterinary care are not limited to cats and dogs. The final part of this series will focus on the exotic small mammal patient. Presented by Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC)...

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    Venipuncture Technique in Tortoise

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    Utilizing your teammates to help with difficult or unusual patients is crucial in veterinary medicine. Review a recent case with Patient Care and Education Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), about how technicians worked toge...

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    Creating an Exotics Exam Toolbox

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    Preparing for exotic patients is important to limit stress and unnecessary handling. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about the supplies you should have on-hand to care for these patients.

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    Triaging Exotic Patients

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    At DoveLewis, we are seeing more exotic patients than ever before. Lean from Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about gathering patient history and triage tips for exotic species.

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    Avian Emergencies Part Two: Common Emergencies and Procedures

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    Just as with dogs and cats, there are many different types of emergency presentations that you might see during an avian veterinary visit. To learn about the avian physical exam and gaining a thorough history, check out Part One o...

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    Avian Emergencies Part One: Understanding the Basics of Bird Treatment

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    At DoveLewis, an astounding variety of species are walked, wheeled and carried through our doors on a daily basis. In addition to dogs and cats, we regularly treat a cornucopia of exotic pets and wildlife, including (but not limit...

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    Safe Use of ThermoCare Incubator

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    Kara Erdman, CVT, reviews how to use a ThermoCare incubator on the hospital floor.

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    B.A.R. on the Floor: Expanding Your Window of Tolerance

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    In the second video of the B.A.R on the Floor series, Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee discusses recognizing ways to expand your window of tolerance. Download Additional Resources

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    Finding Resilience

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    DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, shares her expeirence with grief, and the journey to finding resilience.   I remember thinking a few months ago, when I was in the darkest times...

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