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  • Let’s Talk About Suicide Awareness

    2,254 Views - 0 Comments Live Again co-founder, Eric Snyder, comes to DoveLewis to talk with HR Generalist, Cheryl Latta, about suicide awareness and prevention. Resources mentioned in this video: National Suicide Prevention...

    9 min 13 sec

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  • Disaster Relief in the Veterinary Community

    1,796 Views - 1 Comments Natural disasters impact thousands of pets and veterinary hospitals each year. Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses ways to help your local and national veterinary community. Dr. Michael also recommends relie...

    5 min 22 sec

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  • Debarking Debate

    2,825 Views - 4 Comments Ventriculocordectomy to de-vocalize dogs should be a procedure abandoned and lost to history. So…are we really still having a debate about the legitimacy of de-barking procedures? Sarcasm is not my usual...
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  • Endoscope Set Up

    2,387 Views - 0 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to set up a video endoscope.

    3 min 16 sec

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  • Can You Fire for Free Speech?

    2,282 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis CEO Ron Mogan and Chief Human Resources Officer Monica Maxwell discuss the controversial firing of an employee at Google.

    4 min 27 sec

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  • Tiny Talk - Sampling Catheters

    3,199 Views - 2 Comments Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC), discusses the equipment, placement, use, and care of sampling catheters such as the BD Intracath™ and Cavafix®.

    7 min 22 sec

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  • Autoclave Operation

    4,459 Views - 4 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to load and operate an autoclave.

    3 min 27 sec

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  • Intraocular Pressure

    3,297 Views - 2 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM, demonstrates how to use a Tono-Pen© to measure intraocular pressure.

    2 min 7 sec

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  • Surgical Checklists

    4,471 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses the benefits of using surgical checklists for anesthetic procedures. Included with this video is a printable surgical checklist. Surgical Safety Checklist

    2 min 57 sec

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  • Laser Therapy

    3,476 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, demonstrates the use of a Class IV companion laser for therapy on a dog with previous TPLO surgery.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • The Pain Management Toolbox

    4,232 Views - 0 Comments We give and receive love and companionship from animals, have them as members of our families and know that they can suffer pain, fear and distress. Animal pain may very well be worse than human pain sinc...
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  • Punch Biopsy (Skin)

    2,564 Views - 0 Comments Barbara Davis, DVM, DACVIM, performs a punch biopsy of a cutaneous lesion.

    3 min 58 sec

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  • Low-Stress Handling for Your Patients and You

    8,715 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses low stress handling techniques and why they are important. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one Technician CE credit.

    1 hour 8 min

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  • Importance of Blood Typing

    3,079 Views - 0 Comments Blood Bank Director at DoveLewis, Jill Greene, CVT, discusses the importance of blood typing, with or without a previous transfusion, and the types of blood available.

    1 min 34 sec

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  • Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilizer Operation

    3,661 Views - 4 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to operate an Anprolene® Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Gas Sterilizer.

    4 min 52 sec

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  • Heartworm Prevention

    4,391 Views - 0 Comments Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardio), discusses heartworm disease and the epidemiological changes of the disease over the past 3 years.

    2 min 25 sec

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  • Dog Bite Prevention Week at DoveLewis: Who, When and Why

    6,035 Views - 0 Comments It’s National Dog Bite Prevention week! As the Safety Manager at DoveLewis, animal bites are always at the front of my proverbial stove. I would like to say that we have a zero bite record, but that would...
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  • Tiny Talk - Intraosseous (IO) Catheters

    4,104 Views - 2 Comments Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC), discusses the placement, use, and care of intraosseous catheters.

    9 min 58 sec

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  • April Fools'! Safety Considerations for Dangerous Animals

    4,675 Views - 1 Comments In this unusual case, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses safety tips and best practices when working with potentially dangerous animals.

    2 min 6 sec

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  • Endoscopy in the ER

    2,595 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the practical uses of endoscopy in an emergency room setting. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit....

    1 hour 9 min

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  • Cleaning an Endoscope

    3,669 Views - 1 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to clean and store an endoscope after a procedure.

    9 min 48 sec

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  • Physiotherapy

    2,389 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, demonstrates canine physiotherapy techniques.

    4 min 2 sec

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  • Introduction and Nursing Care for DKA

    6,739 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Christy Michael, BVMS, explains the disease process of DKA, as well as causes, treatments, complications, and nursing considerations for the DKA patient. This talk is specifically RA...

    58 min 6 sec

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  • The ABCs of CVTs

    5,141 Views - 4 Comments Have you ever thought about how many acronyms we use on a daily basis? Some we know by heart, but other definitions remain a bit fuzzy. I took an informal census of our technical staff to see who knew the...
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  • Powdered Glove Ban

    2,996 Views - 6 Comments While I am not excited about transitioning away from gloves that work really well for me in surgery, this shift away from powdered gloves gets my full support. Honestly, I’m surprised it took until 2017 f...
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  • Testicular Block

    5,427 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a testicular block on a dog.

    2 min 10 sec

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  • In-House Disposal of Leptospirosis Urine

    4,773 Views - 12 Comments Technician Assistant Manager at DoveLewis, Marisa Perring, explains the protocol used in-house at DoveLewis for the safe disposal of Leptospirosis urine.

    1 min 52 sec

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  • Nursing Care for Refeeding Syndrome

    4,860 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) discusses the causes and treatments for refeeding syndrome. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one Technician CE credit.

    50 min 50 sec

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  • Journal Club: Feline Focus

    2,764 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses multiple feline related research studies and their significance and practical applications to veterinary practice. This talk is specifically RACE-approved...

    50 min

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  • Medical Marijuana for Pets: What We Know and What We Don’t Know

    4,237 Views - 0 Comments In this lecture, Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, covers a broad exploration of medical use of cannabinoids in pets. An intro to the physiology of the endocannabinoid system, the current and changing regulatory...

    1 hour

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  • Blood Products Cheat Sheet

    8,195 Views - 0 Comments Fresh plasma? Cryoprecipitate? Or the whole thing? It's not easy remembering which blood products you need, and sometimes less is more. That's why we've put together a snazzy new reference sheet. Buying o...
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  • Blood Products

    5,864 Views - 0 Comments Jill Greene, CVT, discusses various blood products and when and why to use them. A downloadable infographic on blood products is included. Blood Products Breakdown

    5 min 53 sec

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  • Contrast Cystography

    3,981 Views - 0 Comments Amy Butler, DVM, MS, DACVECC, demonstrates how to perform a contrast cystography on a feline with a possible bladder defect after being hit by a car.

    3 min 5 sec

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  • Anxious and Afraid

    13,224 Views - 3 Comments In this lecture, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses fear and anxiety in cats and dogs. Common presentations, management techniques, treatment strategies are covered. This talk is specifica...

    1 hour 32 min

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  • Underwater Treadmill Preparation

    2,456 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the patient preparation for the underwater treadmill and what happens when there is an accident in the water.

    1 min 48 sec

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  • Underwater Treadmill Use

    2,959 Views - 0 Comments Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the uses and functionality of the underwater treadmill and how it can help rehabilitate patients.

    5 min 25 sec

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  • 7 Tips for Happy Pets on Halloween

    2,473 Views - 1 Comments Guest blogger and behavior specialist, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior), discusses important things to keep in mind while educating clients this Halloween: We all know the dangers of chocolate and pe...
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  • Leveling Up as a Vet Tech

    5,015 Views - 6 Comments Veterinary technicians are essential in any veterinary clinic but they can come in many forms. Having grown up as a gamer, I can most easily define these forms as technician levels: Level One: Newbie...
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  • Technician Appreciation

    1,679 Views - 0 Comments It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! DoveLewis is spending this week showering our amazing Technician and Assistant staff with the attention they deserve and highlighting the important role they play...
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  • When Society Labels You a Killer

    3,682 Views - 7 Comments UPDATE: The Quebec Court of Appeal has lifted the temporary suspension of Montreal’s pitbull ban, putting the bylaw into effect. Pit Bulls have recently been all over the news as the target of a contro...
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  • Urine Specimen Handling

    8,182 Views - 2 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to properly handle a urine sample prior to labeling and analysis.

    1 min 47 sec

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  • Tiny Talk – Critical Thinking

    8,127 Views - 0 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, describes critical thinking and why it is such a vital skill for everyone on the veterinary team.

    14 min 33 sec

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  • From CVT to CSR to CVT Again... A Journey

    3,989 Views - 9 Comments I have been a CVT for just over 2 years now, the majority of that time spent in emergency medicine. During a late night in the ER I tried to take on a dog that was just a little too much for me,...
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  • Ultrasound Guided Cystocentesis

    9,425 Views - 0 Comments Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates the proper technique for performing an ultrasound guided cystocentesis.

    2 min 40 sec

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  • Feline Restraint: Low-Stress Handling

    15,988 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates low-stress handling techniques for non-aggressive cats.

    2 min 58 sec

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  • NW by SW

    2,069 Views - 0 Comments Josh Cruz, DVM, takes us through case based examples of maladies common to the Southwest United States, with a focus on diagnostics, therapeutics, and interventions that are applicable to emergencies in t...

    1 hour 44 sec

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  • Adopting Special Needs Cats

    2,874 Views - 3 Comments If you have read my previous blogs then you are aware of my addiction to caregiving and that I tried to stop rescuing. I did my best to stop but the special needs cats always pull so hard on my heartstrin...
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  • Summer Feline Toxins

    5,643 Views - 2 Comments With the arrival of summer and that warm weather, for which us Pacific Northwesterners are starved, comes an increase in the cases of specific cat toxins we see. The flowers are blooming and the bugs are...
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  • Porcupine Quill Removal

    7,311 Views - 5 Comments Katherine Earl, DVM, discusses the removal of porcupine quills, treatment and pain control.

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Clipper Care

    9,074 Views - 3 Comments Doctor’s Assistant at DoveLewis, Hannah Cohen, demonstrates basic care for clippers to keep them lasting as long as possible.

    2 min 14 sec

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