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  • The Importance of Blood Typing

    14,741 Views - 4 Comments To say that transfusion medicine has an increasingly important role in the life support of critically ill patients is an under statement. The knowledge that veterinary professionals have on companion anim...
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  • Suture Basics

    8,901 Views - 3 Comments In this brief video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to decipher suture size and material.

    2 min 1 sec

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  • Pericardiocentesis

    4,551 Views - 3 Comments In this video Katherine Earl, DVM, walks you through performing a pericardiocentesis on a dog. Ultrasound use is demonstrated in this particular procedure.

    5 min 37 sec

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  • Directional Terms

    9,438 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), summarizes the most common directional terms used in medical terminology.

    1 min 50 sec

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  • Thoracic Radiographs

    10,372 Views - 4 Comments Proper positioning is key to obtaining diagnostic radiographs. In this video, Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), reviews proper thoracic radiograph positioning and safety.

    5 min 30 sec

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  • Organophosphate Toxicity

    8,631 Views - 1 Comments A six–year–old spayed female Golden Retriever was brought to DoveLewis with the presenting complaint of being poisoned. The dog was immediately triaged to the treatment floor for assessment. On physical e...
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  • Insulin Care and Use

    4,675 Views - 6 Comments When you look at amount to impact ratio, insulin packs a pretty powerful punch. In this video Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, reviews how to handle and inject insulin and is also a great tool for teaching clien...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Esophagostomy Tube Placement

    8,855 Views - 4 Comments Nathan Bodnar, DVM, walks you through placing an esophagostomy tube in a cat. Esophagostomy tubes are a simple way to introduce nutrition to an anorexic animal or one recovering from oral trauma/surg...

    6 min 15 sec

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  • Practicing Safer Anesthesia

    17,895 Views - 11 Comments As technicians, some of us practice anesthesia as the core part of our job; for some of us it is just a small part of the many things we do. No matter how often we monitor anesthetized patients we s...
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  • IV Catheter Placement

    27,317 Views - 24 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to place a cephalic intravenous catheter in a dog.

    5 min 3 sec

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  • Worms Gone Wild

    7,254 Views - 2 Comments A 7 ½ year old neutered male pit bull terrier was examined by his regular veterinarian for a 5 day history of a “swollen” abdomen. The abdominal distention had progressed during this time and was accompan...
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  • Blood Glucose via Ear Stick

    7,133 Views - 8 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, reviews blood glucose sampling using the ear stick method. This is beneficial for glucose curves in the hospital and for teaching owners to monitor their pet’s glucose levels at...

    3 min

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  • Respiratory Arrest

    4,659 Views - 3 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses an interesting case from the DoveLewis ICU. This dog suffered respiratory arrest shortly after presentation and was placed on short-term mechanical ventilatio...

    2 min 22 sec

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  • Creating a Training Program

    2,483 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), and Monica Maxwell, SPHR, discuss the importance of creating a training program for your veterinary staff and give some tips to get started on this monumental...

    5 min 21 sec

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  • Anesthesia Leak Test

    16,786 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), Demonstrates leak testing your anesthesia machine, which only takes a minute, and can save you valuable time during an anesthetic procedure. This should be performed before...

    1 min 32 sec

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  • Female Urinary Catheter: Canine

    13,768 Views - 8 Comments Mitchell Fults, DVM, a critical care resident, places a Foley urinary catheter in a female dog under the guidance of Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC.

    5 min 2 sec

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  • Cystocentesis: Feline

    12,719 Views - 17 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to obtain a sterile urine sample from a cat via manual cystocentesis.

    2 min 9 sec

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  • Laryngeal Paralysis

    6,002 Views - 3 Comments Laryngeal paralysis can quickly develop into an emergency. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows the classic signs of laryngeal paralysis to help all staff members to recognize it and educat...

    2 min 16 sec

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  • PCV/TS Reading

    12,217 Views - 14 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses measuring a packed cell volume and total solids is fast, inexpensive, and provides a great deal of information. Every staff member should be comfortable performin...

    3 min

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  • Medical Math - Urine Output

    8,577 Views - 4 Comments Calculating urine output in hospitalized patients is an important tool in guiding fluid therapy. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to calculate urine output ml/kg/hr in ml/kg/hr....

    1 min 40 sec

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  • ECG Interpretation

    15,741 Views - 16 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives you the basic skills to begin interpreting dysrhythmias. Cardiac drug classes are discussed as well as when to give which drug for which dysrhythmia. Video from DoveLe...

    52 min 36 sec

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  • Emergency Triage

    17,988 Views - 12 Comments Emergencies are stressful enough without having to wonder when to do what. In this hour Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), will guide you through how to recognize and organize emergency cases, getting started...

    56 min 56 sec

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  • Lateral Saphenous Injection: Canine

    7,181 Views - 2 Comments In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to utilize the lateral saphenous vein in a dog to give an injection, in order to preserve cephalic veins for IV catheters.

    1 min 4 sec

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  • IM Injection: Canine

    23,536 Views - 8 Comments In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to properly give an intramuscular injection in the epaxial muscles along the lumbar spine.

    56 sec

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  • Foot Bandage on a Dog

    8,129 Views - 6 Comments From broken toenails to large lacerations, dog feet see a lot of action. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to apply a basic foot bandage on a dog.

    4 min 19 sec

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  • Corneal Foreign Body Removal

    3,502 Views - 4 Comments Under the advisement of a veterinary ophthalmologist, Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, takes a scalpel blade to an eyeball! A fluorescein stain follows the foreign body removal.

    2 min 2 sec

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  • Dog Eats Horse - An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Perforations

    7,912 Views - 3 Comments An eight-month-old, intact male Rottweiler presented to DoveLewis for weakness and vomiting of an uncertain length of time. The owners had been out of town for four days and the pet sitters did not notice...
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  • Ear Bandage Placement: Canine

    6,588 Views - 7 Comments We all know that ear wounds bleed a lot, and bleed often. To keep your hospital (and the client's home) from looking like a crime scene, an ear bandage is a must. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you...

    3 min 4 sec

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  • Every Technician a Teacher

    3,990 Views - 5 Comments As I reflect on my favorite parts of my job the aspect of teaching and training rises to the top. As technicians, we have opportunities to teach every day and those opportunities can lead to the greatest...
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  • Communication Breakdown

    7,894 Views - 5 Comments Client communication is one of the most important skills for the veterinary team. Even during emergency situations time must be taken to communicate well. This article from a seasoned ER DVM gives you tip...
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  • Xylitol Update

    17,830 Views - 0 Comments Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in many gums, candies, and baked goods. It is also appearing in some brands of toothpaste. Xylitol is a common sugar substitute providing sweetness without c...
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  • What Won’t Dogs Eat?

    5,081 Views - 1 Comments After years of practice in veterinary medicine, I still find myself pondering astonishingly: what won’t dogs eat? We know that most dogs do not have discriminating tastes, but I remain amazed at the wide...
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  • Back Breaking

    5,660 Views - 1 Comments History An 81#, nine year old male neutered Labrador Retriever presented to DoveLewis after being struck by a car. After the incident, he was not seen to rise. He had a history of an episode of immune m...
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  • Endotracheal Wash

    8,761 Views - 1 Comments Caring for patients in respiratory distress for any reason can be very daunting. As we watch their respiratory rates rise, our own heart rate and blood pressure can continue on this same trend. Beyond the...
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  • MRSA/MRSI – Should You Be Alarmed?

    12,870 Views - 3 Comments I knew it was only a matter of time before the worry and fear of drug resistant infections jumped from the world of human medicine to our utopia of veterinary medicine. Veterinary Medicine: where we don’t...
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  • The Art of Decontamination

    6,306 Views - 4 Comments As long as there are Labrador Retrievers (and like-minded dogs) in this world the veterinary profession will have to deal with toxin ingestions. While identification and treatment of these toxin ingestion...
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