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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ECG Interpretation Tips for Technicians

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), about how to interpret and get the most accurate ECG readings on your patients.

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    Blood Smear for Hand Differential

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    DoveLewis Technician Kyla Mahns, CVT, demonstrates how to make a blood smear slide.

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    Urine Line Smear

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform a urine line smear.

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    Alternative E-Collar Methods

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    Although the summer season is coming to a close, it's likely that you and your patients are staying active outside in new ways. Here at DoveLewis, summer is our dog-fight, hiking-mishap, and BBQ-bone-eating season. These are all e...

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    Tips for Canine Nail Trims

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, review tips and tricks for safely trimming dog nails.

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    Improve Accuracy of Doppler Blood Pressure Monitoring

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    Getting an accurate blood pressure measurement using a Doppler can be tricky. Learn from DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about how to troubleshoot common issues for better accuracy.

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    Drawing Up Injectable Medications

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    Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, how to safely draw medication from a vial. It's important to remember that recapping of needles should be avoided whenever possible.

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    Restraint Techniques for Brachycephalic Cats

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    Brachycephalic cats are known for being social media stars, but did you know that they are significantly more likely to suffer from respiratory stress? Learn from Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC...

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    How to Use a HotDog Warmer

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    The HotDog Patient Warmer is a safe and effective way to ensure your patients are able to maintain a healthy body temperature during surgery, or in their kennel. Learn the safety considerations and how to use the HotDog Patient Wa...

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    Improving Client Compliance: Safely Handling and Storing Insulin

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    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses how to safely handle and store your pet's insulin at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Oral Medications to Your Cat at Home

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    Giving medications to cats can be a challenge. Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to administer oral medications to help cat​ owners feel confident in giving them their medications at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Oral Medications to Your Dog at Home

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Erdman, CVT, provides helpful tips on how to administer oral medications to ensure dog​ owners feel confident in giving their pet's medications at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Insulin to Your Dog at Home

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    Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, demonstrates how to administer insulin using a syringe and needle to help dog owners feel confident while giving insulin to their diabetic dogs.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering SQ Fluids to Your Dog at Home

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    Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, demonstrates how to administer subcutaneous fluids to your dog while at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering SQ Fluids to Your Cat at Home

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    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to administer subcutaneous (SQ) fluids to a cat while at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Insulin to Your Cat at Home

    Views: 1,774 - Comments: 1

    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to administer insulin using a syringe and needle to help owners feel confident while giving insulin at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Monitoring Your Pets Respiratory Rate at Home

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    Learn from Cardiology Technician Nikki King, on how to monitor your pet's respiratory rate at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Applying Hot and Cold Compresses

    Views: 1,595 - Comments: 1

    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the correct way to apply a hot or cold compress, and a simple recipe to make your own.

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    Triaging Toxicity Cases

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    Here at DoveLewis, we see a lot of toxin ingestion and GI upset in our patients, especially around the holidays. In fact in 2020, vomiting, diarrhea, and ingesting inappropriate items were the top two medical reasons patients came...

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    Obtaining a Fecal Sample

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) demonstrates how to obtain a fecal sample from a dog using a fecal loop.

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    Triaging GI Cases

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    When a patient comes in with GI upset, the root cause of the issue can be difficult to determine. DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews a few common questions she likes to ask owners in order to get the most hel...

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    Breaking Down Brachycephalic Care

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    From general practice to emergency medicine, brachycephalic patients can be challenging. Their unique anatomy makes them more vulnerable to certain conditions – like respiratory issues, cardiac illnesses and heat stress – and comm...

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    Body Temperature - Feline

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), how to safely take a cat’s temperature.

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    Safe Urine Specimen Handling

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    Collecting urine from our patients is a task we do everyday on the floor. Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about safely handing urine to ensure high quality samples.

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    Applying and Troubleshooting ECG Leads

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    Getting a clear ECG reading on your patient is important. Learn tips from Veterinary Assistant Nikki King, about how to apply leads and troubleshoot common errors.

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    Gram Stain Overview

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    When done properly, gram stains can provide really useful information about the patients you are working with. Review the basics and learn how to get the most out our your samples with DoveLewis Technician Jessica Waters-Miller, C...

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    Handling Hedgehogs for Exams

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    Hedgehogs can be nervous in a clinic setting, causing them to roll into a tight ball that’s almost impossible to examine. Learn a few tips from Staff Veterinarian Carrie Daly, DVM, about how to unfurl and work with hedgehogs.

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    Triaging Blocked Cats

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    When an owner comes in concerned about their cat’s bathroom behavior, it’s important to have a few questions planned in advance. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about triaging potential blocked cats and communication tips w...

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    Using an IV Fluid Warmer

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    Keeping patients warm is critical, especially in an emergency setting. While there are multiple ways to provide comfort in the clinic, knowing the specifics of each piece of equipment can ensure your animal patients are receiving...

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    Technician Hacks - Ways to Use Stockinette

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    Sometimes as technicians, you need to be creative! Sarah Harris, CVT,VTS (ECC) reviews a few ways that you can use stockinette in an unconventional way, to take the best care of your patients.

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    Oral Medication Administration: Feline

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    Enticing your patients to take their meds can be an all-day event. Creative disguises, fancy treats, you’ve probably tried it all. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to administer oral...

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    Preparing Heparin Flush

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    Having syringes prepared with heparin saline solution is a great way to prepare your team for the day ahead. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about using heparin solution in your hospital.

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    Brachycephalic Patients in Clinical Practice

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    Brachycephalics are some of the most popular breeds, so it’s important to recognize the risks that they face in a veterinary hospital. Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice- Canine/Feline) reviews common concerns, handling tips...

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