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  • Holiday Bonuses

    1,642 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

    12,083 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

    15,483 Views - 10 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

    5,456 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

    639 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

    4,666 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

    1,918 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)

    6,977 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

    2,294 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

    10,987 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

    9,183 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

    1,946 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

    2,026 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

    12,031 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 n...
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  • NG Tube in Surgery

    3,137 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

    3,574 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

    3,131 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

    4,519 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

    14,214 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

    9,745 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

    10,722 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

    14,104 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

    20,656 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 ski...
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  • The Other Side of the Exam Table

    2,136 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

    8,747 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

    6,370 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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  • Doppler Blood Pressure

    12,915 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to obtain a Doppler blood pressure on a dog.

    5 min 24 sec

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  • Orogastric Tube

    4,405 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to pass an orogastric tube on an anesthetized animal during abdominal surgery.

    1 min 49 sec

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  • Fluid Pump Basics

    10,281 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows the basics of using a fluid pump.

    1 min 36 sec

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  • Diagnostic Ultrasonography

    4,468 Views - 0 Comments Jen Langevin, CVT, and Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, explain and demonstrate the basic abdominal ultrasound process, specifically the technician’s role and the specific organs examined by the radiologist....

    4 min 14 sec

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  • Blood Transfusion Basics

    11,524 Views - 12 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses blood types, blood components, and monitoring for transfusion reactions. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit.

    58 min 38 sec

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  • Blazing New Trails

    1,628 Views - 5 Comments I’ve taken a half step away from management in the past month – surrendered my day to day floor management duties to the capable hands of the next wave of technician leadership at DoveLewis...
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  • Canine Stump Pyometra

    24,705 Views - 1 Comments A one-year-old female spayed Labrador presented to the referring veterinarian for 24 hours of inappetence, polydipsia and diarrhea. She was adopted the day before from a rescue organization. The dog...
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  • Grape Toxicity

    4,741 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses a case of grape toxicity and the process of dealing with grape ingestion in general.

    2 min 20 sec

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  • Take That Syringe Out of Your Mouth!

    5,371 Views - 8 Comments Some habits are tough to quit. Chewing your fingernails, picking the olives off your pizza, incessant channel surfing - they can be challenging to stop. As safety manager for our hospital, I can now re...
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  • Fecal Float and Fecal Direct Smear Setup

    13,813 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a fecal sample, set up a fecal float and direct fecal examination.

    3 min 51 sec

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  • Nebulization and Coupage

    6,459 Views - 1 Comments Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the hows and discusses the whys of nebulizing and coupaging a patient.

    2 min 8 sec

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  • Patient Cooling

    5,140 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses how to cool a patient with a very high body temperature. Instead of ice packs (which will cause vasoconstriction and trap hot blood in the patient’s core), cool w...

    1 min 42 sec

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  • Urinalysis Preparation

    14,450 Views - 8 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to prepare for the three parts of a complete urinalysis: perform a dipstick test, specific gravity, and sediment exam.

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Basic Ear Cleaning

    11,098 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains and demonstrates how to perform a basic ear cleaning on a dog. 

    2 min 24 sec

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  • Ear Cytology

    11,348 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to prepare a slide to examine ear exudate under a microscope.

    2 min 24 sec

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  • Feline NG Tube Placement

    7,138 Views - 6 Comments Heidi Feltz, CVT, places a nasogastric feeding tube in a cat under the guidance of Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC). Placement, testing for correct positioning, and securing the tube are discussed.

    10 min 20 sec

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  • Chest Tube Aspiration

    5,302 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows how to manually evacuate a chest tube.

    4 min 6 sec

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  • Brachial Plexus Block

    5,587 Views - 5 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), CVPP, discusses a brachial plexus block; how to set up and perform the block, and which nerves will be pain-free after the block is performed.

    2 min 54 sec

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  • Arterial Blood Draw

    8,117 Views - 11 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain an arterial blood sample for the dorsal pedal artery in a dog.

    3 min 45 sec

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  • Platelet Estimate

    10,809 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform a platelet estimate from a blood smear.

    2 min 16 sec

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  • Demystifying the Anesthetic Ventilator

    16,039 Views - 2 Comments Some of the most common questions I am asked involve the anesthetic ventilator. I hear everything from "How do I use it?" to "I am afraid of it," to "We have one, but no one knows how to use it."...
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  • The Bloods, Crips, and Basil

    1,759 Views - 3 Comments I get to meet some very interesting people on my ER overnight shifts. I realize that my role is often that of an educator – but frequently I learn something from them. I recall one client....
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  • Handling Aggressive Dogs

    20,237 Views - 15 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks through restraining an unpredictable dog with a past history of aggression for an IV injection.

    2 min 43 sec

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  • The Good, Bad and Ugly

    2,313 Views - 1 Comments Monica Maxwell, SPHR, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discuss case summaries of employee management. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit. This cour...

    55 min 26 sec

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