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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: 1,062 - 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

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    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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    What We Bring: Imposter Syndrome & Client Compassion with Kara

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    Welcome to What We Bring! In our first episode emergency CVT Kara discusses imposter syndrome, how stress affects our patience at work, finding compassion for clients, and more. Tune in to hear the conversation and an introduction...

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    Train Like the Pro's: Implementation of the Technician Training Kits

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    It’s amazing the amount of knowledge your technicians bring to work every day. Track individual progress and ensure consistency throughout your entire team with the new Technician Training Kits. Learn from DoveLewis Technicians Sa...

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    To Err is Human: Bringing Humanity into Medical Error Prevention

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    This lecture presented by Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, will explore how to confront medical errors in your practice in a way that leads to growth and productive change. The model of “just culture” will be explained as well as comm...

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    Self-Care Part One: Redefining Your Own Self-Care

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    Self-care can look a little bit different for everyone. Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, about how to reflect on the authentic self-care moments that serve you.   Self-care can be so fiddly. I was intr...

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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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    Inviting Everyone to the Party: Recognizing the Systemic Consequences of Anaphylaxis

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    Anaphylaxis can happen anywhere without warning. Multi-organ involvement is one of the key differences between anaphylaxis and an allergic reaction. In this lecture presented by Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), review how...

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    Following RECOVER Guidelines for CPCR

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    Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, walks viewers through the basics of RECOVER CPR, and covers instruction for all team members working together. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit. D...

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    When Everything Is an Exclamation Point: How to Communicate Effectively in Times of High Emotional Stress

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    2020 has been full of uncertainly with both political unrest and COVID. In this lecture, Monica Maxwell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will discuss communication in the time of highly emotional stress. When clients and staff are at their breaki...

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    How to Get What You Need

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    This lecture presented by Human Resources Manager Cheryl Latta, will discuss how to communicate in ways which result in your needs being met, as well as how to acknowledge when others need something of you. Cheryl will review how...

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    Just Take a Chill Pill: Pre-Admit Oral Sedation

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    Reducing stress and anxiety in the veterinary setting for both canine and feline patients have become a hot topic in veterinary medicine. This lecture presented by Morgan McCann, CVT, VTS (anesthesia) we will discuss various oral...

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    Cultivating Resilience

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    Resilience helps us to work through challenges and empowers personal growth. Cultivating resilience through intentional effort is essential given the inherent stressors and challenges within veterinary medicine. This lecture prese...

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    Preventive Medicine and Client Care in the Age of COVID

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    What can staff do to help reassure clients about what is happening inside the clinic during a pandemic? In this lecture presented by Technician Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline) we will discuss how we can int...

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    Blocked: Urethral Obstructions in the Male Cat

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    What steps does the ER Tech need to take in a urethral obstruction emergency? This lecture presented by DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, will discuss a general overview of recognition and treatm...

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    Canine Bandage Change

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    Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA reviews how to remove and replace a bandage on a dog after surgery.

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    Abdominocentesis Setup

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    Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, reviews the steps and tools needed to assist in an abdominocentesis procedure.

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    Safe Scalpel Blade Removal

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    Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, reviews how to safely remove a scalpel blade.

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    Retention and Engagement in the Face of a Pandemic

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    Nobody said this job would be easy.  There isn’t a veterinary technician in the world that started their career thinking that this job would be easy on their backs or even easy on their hearts.  However, in the face of t...

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    Emptying A Closed Collection Urinary System

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    Closed collection urinary systems are frequently used at DoveLewis to collect urine from our patients in the ICU. Learn from Technician Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to empty and record important urine information.

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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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    Safety Considerations for Using Warmies

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    Warmies, or warmed water bottles, are occasionally used in veterinary medicine as a method to warm our patients. But before using them, it’s important to know the risks and safety precautions. Learn important usage recommendations...

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    To Err is Human

    Views: 3,685 - Comments: 2

    Humans are fallible. Humans make mistakes. And humans are at the core of veterinary medicine. That means that if we engage in the practice of caring for animals, errors will occur. That error might be getting client information wr...

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    CPR Demonstration Part 2: Defibrillator Review

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    In this CPR demonstration, DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, will review how to use a defibrillator to help resuscitate a patient.

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    CPR Demonstration Part 1: Chest Compressions and Ventilation

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    In this CPR demonstration, learn from DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about the different techniques for chest compressions and ventilation.

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    Managing Hypothermia in Critical Patients

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    Patients that stay with us in the DoveLewis ICU need thoughtful treatment plans that cover anything from temperature monitoring to blood transfusions. Learn from Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about the three forms of warm...

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    Troubleshooting Urinary Catheters

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    When cats present at DoveLewis for urinary obstructions, these critical patients need nursing care from the moment they arrive. Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about how to prevent urinary catheter issu...

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    Processing a Feline Blood Donation

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    Cats suffering from certain diseases may need blood products like plasma or whole red blood. Learn from Blood Bank Coordinator Kelsey Reinauer, CVT, about processing a feline blood donation into separate products for use in feline...

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    Processing a Canine Blood Donation

    Views: 1,087 - Comments: 0

    On a regular basis, DoveLewis sends lifesaving blood products all over the country to cats and dogs in need. Learn from Blood Bank Coordinator Kelsey Reinauer, CVT, about processing a canine blood donation for use and storage.

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    Implementing Balint Groups

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    As veterinary professionals, you take on an emotional burden of distressing situations of your animal patients and clients every day. Balint groups provide a safe environment to discuss with fellow veterinary professionals the str...

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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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    Taking the Leap

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    Learn from Cardiology Assistant Nikki King, about her path to becoming a critical member in the DoveLewis cardiology department here at DoveLewis.   In this field it’s not uncommon to feel the toll of burn out. I w...

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    Client Support during COVID-19

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way many of us do our jobs. While we are settling into new routines, Client Liaison Erin Neilon, reviews a few key communications tips for your clients and your team....

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    Urine Trouble: Understanding Diagnostic Markers of Renal Dysfunction

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    Kidney disease is very common in companion animals. Clinical signs of renal disease don’t occur until kidneys have lost at least 75% of their function, making routine diagnostics key in early recognition of disease. This lecture...

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    Feline Pre-anesthetic Evaluations

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    Pre-anesthetic evaluations are an important step before a patient goes into surgery, receives a dental, or any other anesthetic procedure. Learn from Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) about what thes...

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    Medical Math - Calculating Oxygen Flow Rates

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    Technicians at DoveLewis calculate oxygen flow rates for patients everyday. If you're looking for a medical math refresher, walk through this oxygen flow rate equation with Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC).

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    Breaking Down Brachycephalic Care

    Views: 4,265 - Comments: 0

    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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    atDove Live Conference

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    A short-and-sweet conference for busy vetmed pros. Registration is free for atdove members! Enter your promo code using the "Enter promo code" link when you select your ticket.

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    Emergency Medicine in General Practice: The Technician’s Role

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    The technician plays a crucial role in managing emergency cases in veterinary medicine. In this one hour lecture with DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, learn how to be the best advocate for your...

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    Going Remote: A Look Inside PCC's Veterinary Technology Program

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    Making the transition to online learning has become a reality for many schools and universities, and the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College is no exception. In this blog, learn from Technician Instructor Laura Harris,...

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    Basic Feline Restraint for Common Procedures

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    Technician Assistants Ryan Legg and Lucy Kaplan demonstrate common restraint techniques for cats.

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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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    Blood Draw Medial Saphenous Vein - Feline

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    Kelsey Reinauer, CVT, demonstrates how to draw a small blood sample from the medial saphenous vein of a cat.

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    Blood Donation: Feline

    Views: 3,331 - Comments: 0

    DoveLewis has a blood bank to help supply blood products to cats and dogs all over the country. In this video, learn from Blood Bank Coordinator Kelsey Reinauer, CVT about how to perform a feline blood donation.

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