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  • Feline Radiology Diagnosis of Bates Bodies

    1,346 Views - 0 Comments Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR reviews radiographs of a feline patient with a three-day history of hematuria.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • When the Unblocking Gets Tough

    2,426 Views - 0 Comments 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 patie...
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  • The Mentally Altered Diabetic

    1,666 Views - 0 Comments 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 Michae...

    58 min 55 sec

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  • The Post-Conference Zoomies

    710 Views - 0 Comments 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 li...
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  • Amikacin Precautions

    1,234 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the precautions that should be taken with Amikacin.

    2 min 32 sec

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  • Rat Bait - What’s Not to Love?

    2,017 Views - 0 Comments 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...
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  • Zinc Induced Hemolytic Anemia in a Dog

    1,604 Views - 0 Comments 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 owne...
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  • The Curious Incident of the Lost Cephalic Catheter

    3,182 Views - 0 Comments 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 volvul...
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  • Rat Tail Vein Blood Draw

    1,848 Views - 0 Comments Emily Chryst, CVT, walks through the steps for sampling blood from a rodent tail.

    2 min 27 sec

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  • Workplace Bullying

    2,288 Views - 0 Comments 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.

    4 min 52 sec

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  • Talent Wars: How to Attract and Retain Talent

    1,972 Views - 0 Comments 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 a...
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  • Staff Transition to Management: Part II

    1,049 Views - 0 Comments 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 promoti...
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  • Staff Transition to Management: Part I

    1,343 Views - 0 Comments Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, talks about the difficulties that can come with a promotion to management, and tips for handling new responsibilities.

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Crash Course in Vehicular Trauma

    3,915 Views - 4 Comments 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

    1 hour 16 min

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  • Hyperadrenocorticism: Diagnosis and Treatment

    1,956 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

    1,008 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

    1,897 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

    1,006 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

    665 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

    2,608 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

    3,213 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

    2,347 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

    1,343 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

    3,695 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

    3,317 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

    2,693 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?

    1,361 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

    3,346 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

    1,031 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

    1,692 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

    2,680 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

    1,347 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

    1,441 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

    2,047 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

    2,787 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

    1,889 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

    2,031 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

    1,768 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

    1,670 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

    3,511 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

    1,935 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

    3,166 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

    6,232 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

    2,556 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

    3,151 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

    1,965 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

    4,615 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

    3,110 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

    4,337 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

    2,288 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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