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  • The Importance of Blood Typing

    9,102 Views - 4 Comments To say that transfusion medicine has an increasingly important role in the life support of critically ill patients is an under statement. The knowledge that veterinary professionals have on companion anim...
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  • Suture Basics

    4,637 Views - 3 Comments In this brief video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to decipher suture size and material.

    2 min 1 sec

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  • Pericardiocentesis

    2,317 Views - 3 Comments In this video Katherine Earl, DVM, walks you through performing a pericardiocentesis on a dog. Ultrasound use is demonstrated in this particular procedure.

    5 min 37 sec

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  • Directional Terms

    4,791 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), summarizes the most common directional terms used in medical terminology.

    1 min 50 sec

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  • Thoracic Radiographs

    5,107 Views - 4 Comments Proper positioning is key to obtaining diagnostic radiographs. In this video, Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), reviews proper thoracic radiograph positioning and safety.

    5 min 30 sec

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  • Organophosphate Toxicity

    4,702 Views - 1 Comments A six–year–old spayed female Golden Retriever was brought to DoveLewis with the presenting complaint of being poisoned. The dog was immediately triaged to the treatment floor for assessment. On physical e...
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  • Insulin Care and Use

    2,431 Views - 3 Comments When you look at amount to impact ratio, insulin packs a pretty powerful punch. In this video Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, reviews how to handle and inject insulin and is also a great tool for teaching clien...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Esophagostomy Tube Placement

    5,137 Views - 4 Comments Nathan Bodnar, DVM, walks you through placing an esophagostomy tube in a cat. Esophagostomy tubes are a simple way to introduce nutrition to an anorexic animal or one recovering from oral trauma/surg...

    6 min 15 sec

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  • Practicing Safer Anesthesia

    8,870 Views - 11 Comments As technicians, some of us practice anesthesia as the core part of our job; for some of us it is just a small part of the many things we do. No matter how often we monitor anesthetized patients we should...
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  • IV Catheter Placement

    16,639 Views - 24 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to place a cephalic intravenous catheter in a dog.

    5 min 3 sec

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  • Worms Gone Wild

    4,724 Views - 2 Comments A 7 ½ year old neutered male pit bull terrier was examined by his regular veterinarian for a 5 day history of a “swollen” abdomen. The abdominal distention had progressed during this time and was accompan...
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  • Blood Glucose via Ear Stick

    3,940 Views - 8 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, reviews blood glucose sampling using the ear stick method. This is beneficial for glucose curves in the hospital and for teaching owners to monitor their pet’s glucose levels at...

    3 min

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  • Respiratory Arrest

    2,320 Views - 3 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses an interesting case from the DoveLewis ICU. This dog suffered respiratory arrest shortly after presentation and was placed on short-term mechanical ventilatio...

    2 min 22 sec

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  • Creating a Training Program

    1,410 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), and Monica Maxwell, SPHR, discuss the importance of creating a training program for your veterinary staff and give some tips to get started on this monumental...

    5 min 21 sec

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  • Anesthesia Leak Test

    9,323 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), Demonstrates leak testing your anesthesia machine, which only takes a minute, and can save you valuable time during an anesthetic procedure. This should be performed before...

    1 min 32 sec

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  • Female Urinary Catheter: Canine

    7,652 Views - 8 Comments Mitchell Fults, DVM, a critical care resident, places a Foley urinary catheter in a female dog under the guidance of Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC.

    5 min 2 sec

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  • Cystocentesis: Feline

    6,983 Views - 15 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to obtain a sterile urine sample from a cat via manual cystocentesis.

    2 min 9 sec

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  • Laryngeal Paralysis

    3,794 Views - 3 Comments Laryngeal paralysis can quickly develop into an emergency. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows the classic signs of laryngeal paralysis to help all staff members to recognize it and educat...

    2 min 16 sec

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  • PCV/TS Reading

    6,945 Views - 11 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses measuring a packed cell volume and total solids is fast, inexpensive, and provides a great deal of information. Every staff member should be comfortable performin...

    3 min

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  • Medical Math - Urine Output

    5,150 Views - 4 Comments Calculating urine output in hospitalized patients is an important tool in guiding fluid therapy. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to calculate urine output ml/kg/hr in ml/kg/hr....

    1 min 40 sec

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  • ECG Interpretation

    8,519 Views - 16 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives you the basic skills to begin interpreting dysrhythmias. Cardiac drug classes are discussed as well as when to give which drug for which dysrhythmia. Video from DoveLe...

    52 min 36 sec

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  • Emergency Triage

    8,847 Views - 12 Comments Emergencies are stressful enough without having to wonder when to do what. In this hour Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), will guide you through how to recognize and organize emergency cases, getting started...

    56 min 56 sec

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  • Lateral Saphenous Injection: Canine

    3,612 Views - 2 Comments In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to utilize the lateral saphenous vein in a dog to give an injection, in order to preserve cephalic veins for IV catheters.

    1 min 4 sec

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  • IM Injection: Canine

    15,724 Views - 8 Comments In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to properly give an intramuscular injection in the epaxial muscles along the lumbar spine.

    56 sec

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  • Foot Bandage on a Dog

    4,367 Views - 6 Comments From broken toenails to large lacerations, dog feet see a lot of action. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to apply a basic foot bandage on a dog.

    4 min 19 sec

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  • Corneal Foreign Body Removal

    1,879 Views - 4 Comments Under the advisement of a veterinary ophthalmologist, Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, takes a scalpel blade to an eyeball! A fluorescein stain follows the foreign body removal.

    2 min 2 sec

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  • Dog Eats Horse - An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Perforations

    4,659 Views - 3 Comments An eight-month-old, intact male Rottweiler presented to DoveLewis for weakness and vomiting of an uncertain length of time. The owners had been out of town for four days and the pet sitters did not notice...
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  • Ear Bandage Placement: Canine

    3,757 Views - 7 Comments We all know that ear wounds bleed a lot, and bleed often. To keep your hospital (and the client's home) from looking like a crime scene, an ear bandage is a must. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you...

    3 min 4 sec

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  • Every Technician a Teacher

    2,049 Views - 5 Comments As I reflect on my favorite parts of my job the aspect of teaching and training rises to the top. As technicians, we have opportunities to teach every day and those opportunities can lead to the greatest...
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  • Communication Breakdown

    4,088 Views - 5 Comments Client communication is one of the most important skills for the veterinary team. Even during emergency situations time must be taken to communicate well. This article from a seasoned ER DVM gives you tip...
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  • Xylitol Update

    10,280 Views - 0 Comments Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in many gums, candies, and baked goods. It is also appearing in some brands of toothpaste. Xylitol is a common sugar substitute providing sweetness without c...
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  • What Won’t Dogs Eat?

    2,772 Views - 1 Comments After years of practice in veterinary medicine, I still find myself pondering astonishingly: what won’t dogs eat? We know that most dogs do not have discriminating tastes, but I remain amazed at the wide...
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  • Back Breaking

    3,256 Views - 1 Comments History An 81#, nine year old male neutered Labrador Retriever presented to DoveLewis after being struck by a car. After the incident, he was not seen to rise. He had a history of an episode of immune m...
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  • Endotracheal Wash

    4,708 Views - 1 Comments Caring for patients in respiratory distress for any reason can be very daunting. As we watch their respiratory rates rise, our own heart rate and blood pressure can continue on this same trend. Beyond the...
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  • MRSA/MRSI – Should You Be Alarmed?

    5,533 Views - 3 Comments I knew it was only a matter of time before the worry and fear of drug resistant infections jumped from the world of human medicine to our utopia of veterinary medicine. Veterinary Medicine: where we don’t...
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  • The Art of Decontamination

    3,565 Views - 4 Comments As long as there are Labrador Retrievers (and like-minded dogs) in this world the veterinary profession will have to deal with toxin ingestions. While identification and treatment of these toxin ingestion...
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