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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 performing this, and this video wal...
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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.
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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 DoveLewis patients on ECG monito...
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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 with treatment and walks...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 signs of illness. He had...
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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 through placing an ear ba...
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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 rewards. Taking the knowle...
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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 tips of the trade to keep you...
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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 calories and it also has so...
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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 range of things that dogs...
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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 mediated hemolytic anemia j...
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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 physical exam, the first...
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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 HAVE to wear gloves with...
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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 ingestions are often vital to survi...