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  • Hyperadrenocorticism: Diagnosis and Treatment

    1,747 Views - 0 Comments Barbara Davis, DVM, DACVIM, reviews Cushing’s disease symptoms and management. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or Technician CE credit. Download Lecture Notes

    47 min 35 sec

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  • Peritoneal Dialysis

    933 Views - 0 Comments Erika Loftin, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the indications, complications, and administration of peritoneal dialysis for a patient in the ICU.

    4 min 46 sec

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  • Long Term Ventilation

    1,724 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, VTS (ECC), talks about the in-depth nursing care required for veterinary patients on long-term ventilation in the ICU including recumbent patient care, oral care, and endotracheal tube car...

    6 min 11 sec

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  • Ordering A Urine Culture

    930 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses what warrants sending out a urine culture and sensitivity, and some of the disease processes that go along with urinary tract infections.

    2 min 33 sec

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  • When to Refer to Rehabilitation

    605 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM CCRP, discusses how to determine patients to refer to rehabilitation and when.

    4 min 42 sec

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  • Applying Ocular Medication - Canine

    2,394 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) walks through the steps of applying ocular medication to a dog. Review how to restrain, and the abbreviations used in prescription instructions.

    1 min 17 sec

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  • When Good Organs Go Bad – Pancreatitis

    2,921 Views - 0 Comments The pancreas lives in the cranial abdomen close to the stomach and duodenum. With a right and left limb, this organ plays both endocrine and exocrine roles and is vital to nutritional function. The pancre...
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  • Direct Arterial Pressure Monitoring

    2,156 Views - 0 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (Anest), explains the calibration, use, and care of a direct arterial blood pressure system. Download Instructions

    1 min 36 sec

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  • Temporary Tube Thoracostomy

    1,240 Views - 2 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM DACVECC, walks us through placing an indwelling thoracostomy tube.

    7 min 5 sec

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  • Intraosseous Catheter Placement

    3,175 Views - 0 Comments Although a seemingly intimidating procedure, intraosseous (IO) catheter placement is a wonderful tool in the arsenal of emergency medicine practitioners. It is useful in rapid placement during shock...
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  • Communicating Discharge Instructions with Clients

    3,023 Views - 4 Comments Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, joins Training Specialist and CVT, Jessica Waters, to review the process for communicating effective discharge instructions with clients. Using the exam...

    4 min 9 sec

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  • Surgical Site Infection and Surveillance

    2,478 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, walks through a review of surgical complications caused by bacterial infections, and how to prevent them. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE cr...

    1 hour 6 min

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  • Is My Rat Choking?

    1,156 Views - 0 Comments This morning I had quite the scare! One of my rats did not come to greet me, and I found her lying toward the back of her cage. I picked her up and could see something was wrong. I pu...
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  • Vitamin D3 Toxicity: Rare but Noteworthy

    2,868 Views - 0 Comments Cholecalciferol is an uncommon cause of toxicity in the dog and cat, however after seeing several cases recently, I thought that it warranted a review. Thankfully, these cases were seen shortly afte...
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  • Ortho-Glass Splint

    957 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to make and set an Ortho-Glass splint after vacuum assisted therapy.

    2 min 36 sec

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  • Flash Sterilization

    1,565 Views - 0 Comments Flash sterilization is a quick way to get the tools you need into surgery. Learn from surgery technician assistant, Ashley Palmer, about how to safely run a flash sterilization cycle. Download Flash St...

    2 min 4 sec

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  • Current Concepts and Ideas in Pain Management

    2,417 Views - 0 Comments Pain was adopted as the fifth vital sign in human medicine in 1996 following the objective pulse, blood pressure, respiration and temperature.  In veterinary medicine we are following suit as i...
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  • High Rise Syndrome

    1,253 Views - 0 Comments High Rise Syndrome happens more frequently in the summer when windows are left open. Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC reviews the diagnostic imaging and treatment needed to care for high rise patients....

    4 min 14 sec

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  • Thank You, and Good Job

    1,340 Views - 1 Comments Being a veterinarian is exhausting, isn't it? We need to care about so many things! I need to care about that blocked cat whose owners can't afford treatment. I need to care about that dog with pulmona...
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  • The Trouble with Teeth

    1,883 Views - 0 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline), reviews case summaries of patients with dental complications. Learn the difference between normal and abnormal radiographs, dental charting, and pe...

    53 min 38 sec

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  • Tube Feeding Puppies

    2,572 Views - 4 Comments Jessica Waters, CVT and Alicia Crabtree, TA discuss the process of tube feeding a puppy for effective nutrition management.

    1 min 57 sec

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  • Obstructive and Non-Obstructive Uropathies

    1,790 Views - 0 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM discusses the general approach and care for urethral obstruction in cats. She will also review and discuss feline idiopathic cystitis in light of the most recent research. This talk...

    1 hour 10 min

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  • Ovarian Remnant Syndrome

    1,862 Views - 0 Comments Bogey, an eight year old spayed female Labrador retriever dog was referred for a vaginal mass which had appeared in the last 24 hours. The owner noticed that the vulvar area seemed l...
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  • Preparing for Exotic Patients

    1,633 Views - 0 Comments A chicken, a rabbit and a skunk walk into DoveLewis… It sounds like the start of an awful joke, right?  Actually, all three of those animals were recently hospitalized in our IC...
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  • Nasolacrimal Duct Patency Test

    1,585 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a nasolacrimal duct patency test on a canine.

    3 min 43 sec

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  • Multimodal Pain Management

    3,281 Views - 2 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses the methods of multimodal pain management. Learn about NSAID’s, anesthesia, and other pain management tools through case studies from DoveLewis. This talk is specifical...

    1 hour 23 min

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  • Workplace Grief - Making a Memorial Table

    1,829 Views - 0 Comments March is Wellness Month at DoveLewis! Join Enid Traisman, Pet Loss Support Director, and Chelsea Lincoln, Special Accounts Coordinator, to learn about creating memorial tables to support your colleagues....

    2 min 16 sec

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  • The Worst Diabetic Crisis

    2,978 Views - 2 Comments Diabetes mellitus is arguably one of the most common and frustrating endocrine diseases to treat in both human and veterinary medicine. It seems that no two patients are exactly alike in the way they pres...
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  • Feline Jugular Venipuncture

    5,898 Views - 2 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to collect a blood sample from the jugular vein of a feline patient.

    1 min 51 sec

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  • Introduction to Veterinary Cardiology

    2,436 Views - 0 Comments Learn about the basics of cardiology with Dr. Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology). Dr. Reynolds discusses cardiology diseases, reasons for referrals, and equipment.

    2 min 35 sec

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  • New Kids on The Block

    2,970 Views - 17 Comments Even for experienced staff, working at a veterinary ER can be hectic, heartbreaking, and overwhelming.  For brand new employees, adapting to the pace can be rough.  Unfortunately, I’ve seen new...
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  • Veterinary Interview Prep

    1,870 Views - 2 Comments Whether you are applying for a position in a new city, or promotion at your current hospital, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, discusses how t...

    2 min 35 sec

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  • Hydration Assessment

    4,376 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, reviews different techniques for completing a hydration assessment.

    3 min 48 sec

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  • Who’s Hungry? Getting Nutrition into Our Patients

    2,920 Views - 0 Comments Nutrition in hospitalized patients is often overlooked in the early hours of illness. With blood work to run and radiographs to take, diarrhea to clean up and blood pressures to measure we forget th...
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  • Moving an Anesthetized Patient

    4,132 Views - 0 Comments James Reid, CVT, demonstrates how to safely move an anesthetized patient from surgery prep into the surgery suite.

    2 min 37 sec

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  • The Other End of the Leash

    2,192 Views - 15 Comments Talk to anyone in vet med about why they are in the field, and you are likely to get a response laced with misanthropy. Bring up the possibility of human medicine with a vet tech, and elicit a squirm...
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  • Blood Pressure in Anesthesia

    5,947 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the normal values for blood pressures, anesthetic complications, and to how to manage them.

    8 min 36 sec

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  • Anal Gland Expression

    4,498 Views - 2 Comments Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to perform anal gland expression on a dog.

    1 min 2 sec

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  • Block Party: Local Regional Anesthesia in the ER

    3,752 Views - 0 Comments If pain control was a party, the opioids, NSAIDs, and neuromodulating therapies would be the most glamorous and gregarious attendees. But sometimes a very effective member of the party is the often forgot...
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  • Pericardiocentesis – A Review

    3,596 Views - 0 Comments Pericardiocentesis is a potentially life-saving therapeutic procedure commonly performed on the ER floor. Although considered relatively safe, this invasive procedure may be associated with serious compli...
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  • Dog Bone Danger

    2,346 Views - 1 Comments Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications. Every time I wal...
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  • Staff Communication During Euthanasia

    4,972 Views - 0 Comments Beth Ann Fretz and Kaitlyn Sanborn, Client Service Representatives at DoveLewis, walk through the administrative process of patient euthanasia, and how to help customers during the difficult time.

    6 min

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  • Prolapse: What's That Under the Tail?

    2,591 Views - 2 Comments In this lecture, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, takes a diagnostic and therapeutic look at different prolapses and discusses treatment strategies. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or o...

    1 hour 2 min

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  • Central Venous Catheters

    4,470 Views - 1 Comments Liz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM), discusses the setup, use, and care of central venous catheters.

    19 min 28 sec

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  • Antibiotic Awareness

    2,981 Views - 0 Comments In honor of Antibiotic Awareness Week, Carrie Daly, DVM, discusses the importance of judicious antibiotic use and how to prevent antibiotic resistance in your hospital.

    3 min 18 sec

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  • PMMA Bead Removal, Packing Wounds with Bioglass

    2,242 Views - 3 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates the removal of antibiotic impregnated polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads from a wound, and adds bioglass to assist in healing.

    5 min 26 sec

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  • Zoonotic Diseases: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients

    6,424 Views - 0 Comments Rebecca Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline) discusses common zoonotic diseases, their modes of transmission, and how to educate staff and clients on how to prevent these diseases from spread...

    1 hour 3 min

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  • Not Just a Vet Tech

    2,008 Views - 0 Comments I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and promoting public health. I accept my obligations to p...
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  • Dorsal Pedal Blood Draw

    5,408 Views - 0 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates step-by-step instructions for utilizing the dorsal pedal vein.

    1 min 33 sec

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  • How to Address Mental Health Concerns

    3,205 Views - 0 Comments Chief Human Resources Officer, Monica Maxwell, and HR Generalist, Cheryl Latta, address culture issues and signs managers should look out for when it comes to burn out and depression.

    4 min 37 sec

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