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  • Holidays in Veterinary Hospitals

    1,751 Views - 1 Comments You hate it before you played it I already forgave ya J. Cole (Villematic) It's holiday time at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital… My belly aches at the mere thought of how much chocolate and coo...
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  • Avian Husbandry

    3,740 Views - 2 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, discusses avian husbandry. Appropriate diet, potential toxins and enrichment are mentioned.

    3 min 32 sec

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  • Veterinary Professionals and Grief Resilience

    1,908 Views - 0 Comments Last night I lost sleep over a dog I never knew when he was alive. We all have those cases where the pet was awesome or the clients were stellar or some combination of those attributes. Then when the case...
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  • Medical Math - Titratable CRI

    Length: 307 - 6,874 Views - 11 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), walks through the calculations necessary to create a titratable medication CRI. These calculations will allow you to create a CRI where 1ml/hr = 1mcg/kg/hr (or 1mcg/kg/min)...

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Hate Veterinary Holidays? You Don't Have To!

    1,809 Views - 2 Comments Veterinary professionals hate the holidays. It’s true. And with good reason! Between the “Seasonal Sixteen” weight gain from all of the delicious treats our grateful clients and vendors bring us this time...
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  • Avian Restraint and Exam

    5,015 Views - 7 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper, CVT, demonstrate and explain basic avian restraint and how to perform a physical exam.

    6 min 34 sec

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  • Cleaning Surgical Instruments

    11,343 Views - 2 Comments It’s important to take good care of your expensive surgical instruments. In this video, Sarah Crisp demonstrates how to clean dirty surgical instruments. Initial scrubbing, ultrasonic cleaning and instrum...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Toxicities in the ER

    3,631 Views - 0 Comments Erika Loftin, DVM, DACVECC, discusses approach, diagnosis, decontamination and treatment plans in common toxicity cases. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit....

    1 hour 4 min

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  • Educating Pet Owners About Veterinary Medicine

    1,518 Views - 1 Comments ABC's 20/20 recently ran a story about the "secret world" of veterinary medicine. "The majority of veterinarians are money grubbing, no-ethics witch doctors who will recommend useless tests and procedu...
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  • Clotting Tests

    4,470 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the different tests that may be performed on a bleeding patient. Physical signs of bleeding, platelet count, prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thrombopl...

    4 min 23 sec

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  • Avian Intramuscular Injection

    5,115 Views - 1 Comments Nathan Bodnar, DVM, demonstrates how to administer an intramuscular injection in a bird. In this video he gives an injection of pain medication and antibiotics to a duck. 

    1 min 12 sec

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  • Feelings and Veterinary Jobs

    2,341 Views - 1 Comments Today’s blog isn’t going to run smoothly. These are just a few random thoughts on feelings and the veterinary workplace. Summary: Feelings suck. A few months ago at work a DVM started telling me a...
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  • When Veterinary Medicine Gets Personal

    1,664 Views - 1 Comments I’m standing at the treatment table, looking down at a 120 pound Bullmastiff. Her mucus membranes are pale, she is almost completely unconscious and barely breathing. Under normal circumstances, this is t...
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  • Making Sense of Nutritional Trends

    6,682 Views - 2 Comments As a clinician in a facility where vomiting and diarrhea top the list of presenting complaints, I find myself asking most clients “what does your pet eat?” It seems that more frequently the client will re...
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  • Shoulder Radiographs

    6,595 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for shoulder radiographs in a dog, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, then explains proper positioning and technique in the f...

    5 min 43 sec

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  • Hind Limb Radiographs

    6,846 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for hind limb radiographs on a dog. Restraint aids are briefly discussed.

    5 min 9 sec

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  • Scarier than Halloween: Medical Mistakes

    1,727 Views - 6 Comments Halloween is coming up pretty soon, and it got me thinking about being scared. It happens a lot to me because I am a WIMP when it comes to scary things: When I read a scary book at night I make th...
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  • Filling Prescriptions

    5,433 Views - 5 Comments Technician Assistant (TA) Manager, Amber Solomon, explains the information necessary for prescription labeling, and demonstrates how to fill a prescription. 

    1 min 50 sec

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  • Front Limb Radiographs

    7,204 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for front limb radiographs on a dog. Restraint aids are briefly discussed.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • Little Things: Tips for Better Veterinary Client Service

    3,597 Views - 1 Comments In the peak hours of our emergency hospital (DoveLewis) the wait to see a doctor or get results for diagnostics can be long. Especially when there are multiple emergencies and urgent care visits pull...
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  • Seizures! What Do I Do?

    5,057 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, talks about seizure disorders, and how to manage them in your hospital and with pet owners at home. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Techni...

    54 min 4 sec

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  • The Kindness of Strangers

    1,285 Views - 1 Comments It’s been well-documented, but I’ll say it again: I’m an introvert. While capable of talking to strangers, it wears me out. I also hate talking on the phone. I have a love/fear relationship with my phone....
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  • Pelvic Radiographs

    7,064 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for pelvis radiographs in a dog. Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, explains proper positioning and technique. ...

    6 min 39 sec

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  • The Little Things Matter. Be Proud of Your Work!

    1,169 Views - 6 Comments Every little thing we do's like magic Anything we do will not go wrong Every little thing we do's like magic Everywhere we go we're rockin' on Black Eyed Peas (Magic) When I read the topic sugg...
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  • Abdominal Radiographs

    Length: 308 - 9,907 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for abdominal radiographs in a dog. Staff radiologist Alan Lipman explains proper positioning and technique. ...

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Why Good Client/Customer Service Matters

    1,709 Views - 8 Comments I’m coming off of a rough travel weekend doing some veterinary lectures in NYC. The roughness of the experience had nothing to do with why I was traveling, the weather, the traffic, the cab drivers, accid...
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  • Feline Vaccines

    6,678 Views - 0 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital explains the AAHA/AAFP recommendations for core and non-core vaccines in cats. Initial kitten vaccines and the adult booster s...

    7 min 59 sec

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  • Administering Activated Charcoal

    Length: 118 - 5,875 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives tips for administering activated charcoal to a toxin ingestion patient.

    1 min 58 sec

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  • Interview with VMD Technology

    1,154 Views - 0 Comments I recently had the pleasure of answering some interview questions for Dr. Caleb Frankel of VMD Technology about my career and how atdove.org came to be. Here are a few of those questions, and a link...
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  • Don’t Fear the Reefer - Marijuana Toxicity

    21,790 Views - 2 Comments Dietary indiscretion and resulting toxicities are some of the most common emergencies in veterinary medicine. Each class, and potentially each individual toxin, may present as a distinct set of clinical s...
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  • Wound Clip and Clean

    6,952 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses proper technique for how to clip, clean, and flush minor wounds sustained by a dog after a dog fight. Wound irrigation solutions are briefly discussed.

    4 min 29 sec

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  • Challenging Urethral Obstructions

    2,323 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, gives a case-based presentation that covers ruptured urethras, ruptured bladders, stones that won’t budge and stones you know are there but cannot find.  This talk is spe...

    1 hour 2 min

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  • Crystalloids and Colloids

    Length: 136 - 6,390 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), gives a brief overview of the difference between crystalloid and colloid fluids. Examples of each type of fluid are given, and reasons why each may be administered to a pat...

    2 min 15 sec

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  • I Can Help! Veterinary Training and Planning

    1,829 Views - 2 Comments As veterinary managers go, I'm a PLANNER. While flying by the seat of my pants and treating unpredictable emergencies in the DoveLewis ER is fun, in every other area I need a PLAN. I like to set my expect...
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  • Appointment Flow

    5,812 Views - 6 Comments Brittany Carey and Henry Struzik, on location at Pearl Animal Hospital, describe the flow of appointments and delineation of duties. From obtaining a weight to basic history and vitals, defining thes...

    2 min 15 sec

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  • Client Communications and Triage

    6,102 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), explains the importance of gaining owner trust during the triage process. By remembering to communicate with the client, technician value can be established and owner comfor...

    1 min 49 sec

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  • Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicity

    3,291 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses a case of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity seen in the ER. The emergency treatment before starting the dog on vitamin K therapy (the mainstay for this toxicity)...

    1 min 50 sec

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  • Marijuana Toxicity

    4,020 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the common clinical signs seen in Marijuana (THC) toxicity, and the common emergency treatments. This video highlights the ataxia and hyperesthesia often noted in...

    1 min 28 sec

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  • Gross ER Veterinary Stuff

    3,303 Views - 16 Comments IVECCS is coming. It’s NEXT WEEK. It’s my favorite conference of the year, even when it’s in San Antonio (river walk again?). Because it’s 4 days of emergency nerds trying to one up each other with our st...
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  • Bugs, Wounds, and You

    2,880 Views - 0 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, spends this hour discussing different wound management and the role hospital staff plays in keeping these wounds clean and protected. This talk is specifical...

    55 min 26 sec

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  • Canine Vaccines

    6,481 Views - 4 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital explains the AAHA recommendations for core and non-core vaccines in dogs. Initial puppy vaccines and the adult booster schedul...

    6 min 19 sec

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  • Veterinary Superstition

    3,233 Views - 5 Comments I don’t feel like a particularly superstitious person. Cracks in the sidewalk get stepped on, black cats walk around me all the time, and I don’t generally notice that any given Friday was the 13th day of...
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  • Medical Math – Metoclopramide CRI

    7,121 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to calculate a metoclopramide CRI for any sized patient when adding the drug to their already running IV fluids. This calculation is used for adding a...

    6 min 29 sec

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  • DOCTOR TO TREATMENT!

    1,668 Views - 7 Comments DOCTOR TO TREATMENT! That’s the phrase we hear over the pager several times a day at my hospital and it always gives my adrenals a good squeeze. It means that an emergency has come through the do...
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  • New Guest Blogger

    1,163 Views - 3 Comments I met Liz Hughston online almost two years ago and we had an instant connection. No, this is not an online dating story; this is a story of how atdove.org brought DoveLewis and Adobe Animal Hospital...
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  • Heartworm Testing

    6,250 Views - 6 Comments On location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, Becky Smith CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), discusses heartworm preventive medications in both cats and dogs, and also talks about the reasoning and importance...

    4 min 50 sec

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  • Vaginal Cytology - Canine

    4,496 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a vaginal cytology on a dog.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Administering Vaccines - Feline

    4,833 Views - 4 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), on location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, explains the proper locations for, and administers vaccines to a cat.

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Fitting E-Collars

    4,677 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to choose the correct length of e-collar and how to properly fit that e-collar to a patient. This video is for people new to working in veterinary medicine...

    1 min 19 sec

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  • Vet Tech Education

    2,303 Views - 6 Comments I recently got back from a whirlwind week – two conferences in two cities in one week. I had a blast. The introvert in me is screaming for a day of silence, but the nerd in me is rejoicing! In Chicag...
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