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  • Importance of Blood Typing

    2,922 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

    3,377 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

    4,130 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

    5,720 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

    3,948 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

    4,469 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

    2,431 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

    3,413 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

    2,284 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

    6,370 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

    4,964 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

    2,892 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

    5,114 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

    4,574 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

    4,670 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

    2,668 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

    4,027 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

    8,011 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

    5,619 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

    3,842 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

    12,507 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

    2,360 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

    2,809 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

    2,388 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

    4,869 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

    1,646 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

    3,532 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

    7,808 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

    7,775 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

    3,839 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

    8,823 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

    15,183 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

    1,997 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

    2,747 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

    5,400 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

    7,032 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

    8,546 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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  • What to Expect on the Fourth of July

    2,025 Views - 0 Comments Like most clinics, Fourth of July is DoveLewis’ busiest holiday. Patient numbers rise in the summer as more pets are outdoors with their owners enjoying the weather, which means more chances for pets and...
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  • Tiny Talk - Toxicities the First 10 Minutes

    Length: 472 - 4,827 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses strategies and treatments for toxin ingestion.

    7 min 52 sec

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  • Diagnosis and Management of Splenic Diseases

    3,562 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, discusses the spleen and emergency management of patients with splenic diseases. Diagnosis and patient stabilization are covered with a majority of the talk focused on surgical t...

    1 hour 8 sec

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  • Adapting to the Technician Shortage

    5,842 Views - 15 Comments This year I helped make a decision that caused a considerable amount of strife among the DoveLewis technician staff and even anger and disappointment for a few of my most senior technicians.  No one...
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  • Ruptured Urethra Catheterization Using Fluoroscopy

    3,052 Views - 2 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, uses a fluoroscope to assist in the placement of a urinary catheter in a dog with a ruptured urethra and fractured pelvis from vehicular trauma. Patient follow up with removal of...

    5 min 36 sec

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  • Von Willebrand Disease

    6,178 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, gives a quick overview of Von Willebrand disease and discusses the treatment strategy for a dog previously diagnosed with the disease that presented to the hospita...

    5 min 2 sec

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  • Tick Paralysis

    5,676 Views - 0 Comments Adam Stone, VMD, discusses a case of tick paralysis and the amazing recovery made once the tick was removed from the patient.

    2 min 36 sec

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  • Cleaning Checklists

    8,376 Views - 2 Comments DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Leilani Baker, gives an overview of the cleaning checklists and why this system is important in any hospital. A sample cleaning checklist is available for downloa...

    2 min 9 sec

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  • Dog Bite Prevention Q & A

    13,676 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis Safety Manager Coby Richter answers some common questions about dog bite prevention. She discusses important precautions that all of our staff members take and how our policy regarding...
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  • Wound Management of a Complex Dog Bite

    8,065 Views - 3 Comments A 6 year old Female spayed Maine Coon cat was mauled by a dog sustaining severe injuries to her left forefoot including loss of the second digit. The wounds were debrided and partially closed by her prima...
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  • Emergency Preparedness For Your Clinic

    3,916 Views - 0 Comments Safety Manager of DoveLewis, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses a few disaster preparedness precautions that we take as a 24-hour facility.

    6 min 10 sec

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  • Hemocytometer White Blood Cell Count

    4,953 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to perform a manual white blood cell count using a hemocytometer. This procedure is infrequently used due to the technology available to many hospitals, but...

    8 min 47 sec

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  • Is There a Cure for When You’re a Workaholic?

    3,288 Views - 6 Comments Is there a cure when you’re a workaholic? I am a workaholic. I come from a long line of focused, hardworking people who lived their lives with determined energy. And honestly, for many of my ancestors...
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