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  • Blood Draw Medial Saphenous – Feline

    4,402 Views - 0 Comments Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to draw a small blood sample from the medial saphenous vein of a cat.

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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 144 Hours - The End

    569 Views - 1 Comments It’s day 5. My last day at Far Country Animal Hospital. In some ways it’s been a really long week, but I still can’t believe I’m done! Last night before leaving, one of the techs asked me if I’d be there...
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 96 Hours

    656 Views - 0 Comments Bring it on Alaska. I’m ready. Day 4 started with… silence. That was the sound that greeted me when I turned on the shower this morning. Silence. Same thing at the sink. Oohhhhh noooooooo the pipes are fr...
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 72 Hours

    502 Views - 1 Comments Day 3 of the Great Alaska Experience. I’m able to recognize people and call them by the right name. I’m doing very well. Today one of the doctors at Far Country asked me what I expect from my doctors....
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  • What's That Smell? Pet Dental Health Month

    1,494 Views - 3 Comments Ah, yes, it’s dental month!! Yay! I love the smell of perio in the morning. When I know there is a Grade 4 dental coming in the next day, I am like a kid on Christmas Eve. I can’t sleep, th...
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 48 Hours

    465 Views - 0 Comments Captain’s Log: Stardate 29 January 2013 [It’s time to admit that I’ve never seen an entire episode of the original Star Trek. I don’t know what “stardate” means.]...
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  • Feline Upper Respiratory Infection

    1,529 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses common feline upper respiratory infections (URI) and how to diagnose, treat, and manage these diseases in and out of the hospital. This talk is specifically RACE-a...

    55 min 19 sec

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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 24 Hours

    546 Views - 2 Comments This trip to Alaska is not just about me teaching. It’s about me learning. And after 24 hours in this state I have learned a couple things. The cold really isn’t that bad. 17 below is cold, don’t...
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  • I'm a Believer... in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

    753 Views - 3 Comments I have taken my pets to a Woo Woo doctor. There. I said it. I realize that in this day and age people are much more open to Eastern ways (acupuncture, herbs, etc) but those of us trained in Western medici...
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  • Vacuum Assisted (VAC) Wound Therapy

    1,824 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, explains Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure (VAC Therapy) and its applications for veterinary patients. A case study is included. Vacuum assisted wound closure (VAC), also referred...

    1 hour 1 min

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  • Isolation Protocol

    3,514 Views - 2 Comments Isolation protocol can get confusing, so Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks through the DoveLewis isolation protocol for dealing with patients with communicable diseases.

    4 min 38 sec

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  • Parvovirus

    2,487 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), presents a case of a puppy with Parvovirus and explains symptoms, concerns, and treatment.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • Tracheostomy Tube Care

    1,773 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to manage a tracheostomy tube with a removable inner cannula.

    4 min 33 sec

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  • Controlled Substances

    1,575 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses DoveLewis’ controlled drug policy and the steps taken before administering any controlled substances to a patient.

    1 min 59 sec

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  • Was That a Moose?

    678 Views - 5 Comments I am going to Alaska. In two and a half weeks I am getting on a plane, and flying to Alaska. In January. You need to know something about me. I do not like extremes. One of the big reasons I live in Portl...
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  • Subcutaneous Fluids

    3,291 Views - 3 Comments Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to set up for and administer subcutaneous fluids to a cat. This video is great for showing clients how to do this for their pets.

    7 min 28 sec

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  • Checklists: A Tool to Improve Function

    4,881 Views - 7 Comments Many of the tasks we perform daily in veterinary medicine are systematic--we perform physical exams in the same sequence every time, we chart notes in a SOAP format, we generate diagnostic and therapeutic...
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  • Pentobarbital Toxicity

    7,651 Views - 2 Comments A 3-year-old male neutered Labrador retriever presented to his regular veterinarian in the afternoon for an acute onset of severe ataxia and dysphoria. He had been normal earlier in the morning. A hors...
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  • Acetaminophen Toxicity

    10,199 Views - 9 Comments On the list of toxic items to dogs and cats, I think every veterinary professional and probably a large portion of pet owners all know that acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is toxic to pets (there is a therapeuti...
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  • NSAID Toxicity

    1,949 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks through a case of NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) overdose.

    2 min 3 sec

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  • Basic Enema

    3,777 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to administer a warm water/lubricant enema to one lucky little dog.

    2 min 10 sec

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  • Lily Toxicity

    1,821 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about toxicity and kidney failure in cats after lily ingestion.

    1 min 33 sec

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  • Interpreting PCV/TS

    48,281 Views - 7 Comments Performing a packed cell volume (PCV) and total solids is one of the easiest tests performed in a veterinary hospital. Almost all team members can perform a PCV/TS (total solids), but how many of them...
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  • Staining a Blood Smear

    3,915 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates technique in staining a blood smear for microscopic evaluation.

    2 min 40 sec

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  • Holiday Bonuses

    732 Views - 4 Comments I’ve been in the professional world for a number of years now, and have been the lucky recipient of a few different bonuses. They have been in the form of gift cards, contributions to retirement,...
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  • Blood Smear Preparation

    5,206 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to make a blood smear.

    1 min 11 sec

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  • Blood Smear Differential and Morphology

    7,162 Views - 8 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks through the steps of performing hand differentials including white blood cell identification, red blood cell morphology, and calculating absolute leukocyte values....

    7 min 59 sec

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  • French and Gauge Sizes

    2,047 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about diameters of tubes and needles in terms of gauge and french sizes.

    1 min 53 sec

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  • Site Update: Quiz Feature

    302 Views - 2 Comments Due to popular demand, we have added a super-useful new feature:When a member watches any video, they can now take a short quiz at the end! Once they pass the quiz they have the option to forward their pr...
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  • Applying Topical Spray

    1,599 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to apply topical spray to a dog.

    1 min 10 sec

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  • Drawer of Shame

    772 Views - 11 Comments I’m a stress eater. I’ve finally come to terms with that. I have two forms of stress cravings – body stress (like after a weekend of overnights followed by an immediate switch to day mode) which leaves me...
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  • Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)

    2,851 Views - 0 Comments 3rd year Critical Care Resident Mitch Fults, DVM, explains and performs a thoracocentesis (thoracentesis) on a dog.

    4 min 45 sec

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  • PROJECT POTLUCK: Not Just A Social Stigma Anymore

    877 Views - 4 Comments Low morale may be an unwelcome guest in every workplace, but is undeniably present in most job places at some point or another. It can be a chore to boost morale, but can also be especially challenging...
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  • Butterfly Catheter Blood Draw

    4,339 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a blood sample from the lateral saphenous vein of a small dog using a butterfly catheter.

    1 min 34 sec

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  • SNAP Test

    4,249 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows how to perform a basic SNAP test. Refer to manufacturer’s specific test instructions for your kit, as each test varies slightly.

    2 min 34 sec

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  • How DoveLewis Made Me Grinchy

    777 Views - 3 Comments The holidays approach. Every year they come. And every year I force myself to embrace them. A little history. I used to be that annoying holiday cheer person. I would not only listen to, but sing along...
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  • Another Q+A: Showing Emotion In Front of Owners

    845 Views - 8 Comments Q: Is showing emotion in front of owners good or bad? We have a lot of long-time clients, and we see their pets as babies, adults and geriatric patients. It is really difficult to not cr...
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  • Case Study: Anticoagulent Rodenticide Toxicity

    5,724 Views - 0 Comments A nine-year-old neutered male, 5.5kg Bichon Frise presented for evaluation with an initial complaint of decreased appetite, lethargy and potential oral hemorrhage noted after grooming. The dog had no sign...
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  • NG Tube in Surgery

    1,106 Views - 0 Comments Placing a nasogastric feeding tube in a patient when they’re already anesthetized is convenient, but presents certain challenges. Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), CVPP, walks through the process wit...

    6 min 30 sec

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  • Nitroglycerin Ointment

    1,208 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, explains the conditions in which nitroglycerin ointment may be used, and demonstrates how to apply it to a patient.

    2 min 33 sec

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  • That One Time I Cried

    1,227 Views - 10 Comments I’m about to drop a bombshell. I used to HATE anesthesia and surgery. Hated it. Those who know and work closely with me know that I am the first person to volunteer to run anesthesia on a gnarly...
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  • PEG Tube Feeding

    1,780 Views - 0 Comments Rachel Renfro, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to feed a cat through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG tube).

    5 min 58 sec

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  • Preparing IV Fluids

    6,068 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to prepare IV fluids for administration. Perfect for owners learning to administer SQ fluids or brand new hospital employees.

    2 min 28 sec

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  • Basic Physical Exam Feline

    4,098 Views - 5 Comments Sarah Tauber, DVM, demonstrates how to perform a basic physical exam on a cat.

    5 min 8 sec

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  • Hanging Leg Surgery Patient Prep

    4,200 Views - 3 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, describes how to prepare a patient for limb surgery using a hanging leg preparation technique.

    6 min 48 sec

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  • Abdominal Surgery Patient Prep

    5,375 Views - 12 Comments Surgery assistant at DoveLewis, Sue Marcoe, demonstrates how to clip and prepare a patient for abdominal surgery.

    5 min 19 sec

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  • Active Observation

    11,033 Views - 7 Comments One of the ways to look at a profession is to identify key occupational skills that an individual needs to succeed in that profession. In an occupational skills study completed in 2009, four key skills we...
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  • The Other Side of the Exam Table

    911 Views - 2 Comments Over the last month I’ve been entirely consumed by my year-old cat’s rapid progression down the FLUTD path of horrors. After four deobstructions and five hospitalizations, I agreed to have Dr. Magee (one...
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  • Lead II ECG Rhythm Strip

    4,114 Views - 1 Comments Julie Ames, CVT, shows how to set up and obtain a Lead II ECG rhythm strip.

    1 min 19 sec

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  • Heat Stroke

    3,055 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses heatstroke in an ICU patient and all of the organ systems affected by severe thermal injury.

    4 min 38 sec

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