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    Talking to Children About Pet Death: Pt 2

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    Dealing with a pet’s death is hard, and can be even harder when children are involved. Kids may not understand the magnitude of their pet’s illness, the related expenses, or how to assess quality of life. During these times, you c...

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    Respiratory Review: Nursing Strategies for Oxygen Administration

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    Getting adequate oxygen into our patients in critical. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), about the technicians role in supporting oxygen administration. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 Technician CE credit....

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    Double Vision

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    Veterinarians and technicians rely on one another every day to perform their jobs. Learn from Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to improve communication, simplify hospital processes,...

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    Dealing with Guilt

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    Guilt is a common feeling among participants in the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program. Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program reviews how to help those dealing with feelings of grief after...

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    Leech Therapy

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    Medicinal leeches can be used for treatment of congested blood and swelling. Learn from Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about how leech therapy was used to treat a dog’s hind leg with surgical complications.

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    Forequarter Amputation

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    Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, reviews the steps and considerations for completing a forequarter amputation on a dog.

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    The "A" Team

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    Differences in titles and roles in the assistant team allow individuals to specialize in different departments and tasks, emphasizing individual strengths and helping to distribute resources appropriately between departments. Here...

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    Foreign Body in Radiology

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    Pets are constantly eating things they shouldn’t be. Learn from DoveLewis Radiologist, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, about identifying unique foreign bodies.

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    5 Ways to Use Peanut Butter in an Animal Hospital

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    March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, and peanut butter is a commonly used tool here at DoveLewis. To celebrate, we’re sharing 5 facts about peanut butter and 5 ways to use peanut butter in your hospital.   5...

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    Heartworm Treatment and Melarsomine Injection

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    We know how important it is to remind owners to keep their pets on year round heartworm prevention, but what happens when a pet actually has heartworms? Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM, reviews the treatment pr...

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    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Overview

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    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is a common disease affecting cats. DoveLewis Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) reviews common symptoms, diagnosis, and medical management.

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    Placing a Holter Monitor

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    A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive method of assessing the heart's rhythm. Jaclyn Benglian, CVT, reviews how to assemble a Holter monitor for patients to wear at home. Downl...

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    Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

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    Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

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    Coping with Grief and Loss

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    How does grief differ when a pet is lost due to old age versus a sudden tragedy? Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews how clients may feel and react after losing a pet in each cir...

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    Open Chest CPR

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    You’ve just completed external chest compressions with no response, now what? Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about how to enter the chest to begin cardiac massage.

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    Open Chest CPR - Advanced Methods

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    Open chest CPR is a difficult and hard to practice procedure. Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about a few advanced ways to attempt to revive a patient.

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    Ask the Right Questions

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    We’ve all had the thought after working with a client-- why didn’t you mention this earlier? Why am I just hearing about this now? This would have been nice to know an hour ago… While it may be easy to blame the client, it’s im...

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    Working Well Under Pressure

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    Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any position at your hospital....

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    Communication in Crisis: What Clients Go Through in an Emergency

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    Pet emergencies occur every minute of every day – but for our clients it is a singular monumental event. Pets are, in fact, family. They are family that like to eat socks, brawl in the street, enjoy an occasional pot brownie (doub...

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    Barriers to Effective Communication

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    We may think that our communication style is crystal clear, but is it? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about how we can minimize the barriers that happen in everyday communic...

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    Preparing for a Snake Physical Exam

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    Snakes can be easily stressed, and are sensitive to oils on our skin such as lotions and perfumes. Learn from Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to safely prepare for a snake exam in your hospital.

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    Cleaning an Isolation Exam Room

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    An isolation exam room needs to be treated with extra care to ensure that containments are not spread between patients. Learn from Megan Urton, Technician Assistant Manager, about how to safely clean an isolation exam room.

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    Assembling a Simple Major Pack

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    Getting instruments cleaned, sterilized, and organized is crucial in any veterinary hospital. Learn from Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Technician Assistant, about the correct way to assemble a simple major pack. Download Surgical Pack...

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  • Blog

    Why We Stay Open

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    We learned recently that some local emergency hospitals are sending their patients to DoveLewis in an attempt to manage their own caseloads. We get it—when you combine factors like a national hiring shortage and our pet-friendly c...

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    Glo Germ: A Staff Training Tool

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    Here at DoveLewis, we take all things cleaning very seriously. It’s important that every staff member is up to date on our latest cleaning protocols. While it can be time consuming to spend time with each staff member reviewing ho...

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    Cidex Sterilization

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    Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. Note – Cidex should only be used after equipment has gone through standard cleaning process. Cide...

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    Passive Range of Motion

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    Passive range of motion (or PROM) is an important step to include in the treatment of ICU patients. Learn from CVT, Emily Dascalos, and staff dog, Ollie, who is recovering from a hemilaminectomy, about the different positions you...

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    Current Concepts in Clinical Nutrition

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    Nutrition intersects all types of clinical conditions including cognitive dysfunction, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, renal disease, atopic conditions and cancer. Join Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh DVM, DACVECC in this lecture regarding n...

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    Total IV Anesthesia

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    The accepted best practice for anesthesia has been to induce the patient with and injectable drug, intubate, and maintain on inhalant anesthetics. The alternative to this is total IV anesthesia or TIVA. Learn from Kristin Spring...

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    Celebrating the Holidays Without Your Animal Companion

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    As the holidays are approaching, Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews ways that you can honor your pet during the holiday season. These tips can also be shared with clients who ma...

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    Non-Rebreather Circuit Set Up

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    Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, goes through an in depth review and demonstration of setting up a non-rebreather circuit.

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    Shar Pei Fever

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    Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, reviews diagnosis and management of chronic Shar Pei fever.

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    Feline Radiology Diagnosis of Bates Bodies

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    Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR reviews radiographs of a feline patient with a three-day history of hematuria.

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    When the Unblocking Gets Tough

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    Feline urethral obstruction is a common complication of feline lower urinary tract disease.  Approximately 12% of cats have metabolic derangements, which along with severe dehydration can cause patients to be critical. ...

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    The Mentally Altered Diabetic

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    When a mentally altered patient arrives at any veterinary hospital, there is often little information available that might direct a veterinarian down the path toward a diagnosis. Learn from Christy Michael, BVMS, about managing th...

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    The Post-Conference Zoomies

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    Zoomies: when your dog runs around the house like crazy- jumping on the couch, running up or down the stairs, and all over the house. It usually ends with them falling to the floor, panting like crazy and taking a nap.  – Urb...

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    Amikacin Precautions

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the precautions that should be taken with Amikacin.

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    Rat Bait - What’s Not to Love?

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    Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity represents that rare gem in realm of canine toxicities: a toxin for which there is both a rapid, bedside diagnostic test and an antidote. Even severely affected clinical cases stand a reasonable...

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    Zinc Induced Hemolytic Anemia in a Dog

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    An 8 kg, 2 year old male neutered Boston Terrier presented to the general veterinarian with a one week history of lethargy and decreased appetite and a two day history of pigmenturia.  The owner noted that the dog was with hi...

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    The Curious Incident of the Lost Cephalic Catheter

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    A 6-year-old male neutered German Shepherd dog, named Chief, presented on emergency for acute onset of vomiting and restlessness. Initial diagnostics were consistent with gastric dilation and volvulus and he was taken to surgery a...

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    Rat Tail Vein Blood Draw

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    Emily Chryst, CVT, walks through the steps for sampling blood from a rodent tail.

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    Workplace Bullying

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    Bullying between staff members can be hard to identify. Learn from Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, about how to recognize bullying behaviors and prevent it from happening.

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    Talent Wars: How to Attract and Retain Talent

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    The job market has changed. Certified Veterinary Technicians are difficult to find and retain. In this article, Monica Maxwell discusses why CVT recruiting is so difficult and strategies to help clinics attract and retain the empl...

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    Staff Transition to Management: Part II

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    Continuing from Staff Transition to Management: Part I, Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, reviews common difficulties that new managers face and tips for making the most of your new promotion.   Making th...

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    Staff Transition to Management: Part I

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    Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, talks about the difficulties that can come with a promotion to management, and tips for handling new responsibilities.

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    Crash Course in Vehicular Trauma

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    Josh Cruz, DVM, reviews how to triage, assess, and treat hit by car traumas. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit. Download Lecture Notes

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    Hyperadrenocorticism: Diagnosis and Treatment

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    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

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    Peritoneal Dialysis

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

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    Long Term Ventilation

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    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 care.

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    Ordering A Urine Culture

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    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.

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