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    Vitamin D3 Toxicity: Rare but Noteworthy

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    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 after ingestion and all did well wit...

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    Ortho-Glass Splint

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    Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to make and set an Ortho-Glass splint after vacuum assisted therapy.

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    Flash Sterilization

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    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 Sterilization Guide

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    Current Concepts and Ideas in Pain Management

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    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 identification and treatment of p...

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    High Rise Syndrome

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    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.

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    Thank You, and Good Job

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    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 pulmonary metastasis whose owners...

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    The Trouble with Teeth

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    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 periodontal disease. This...

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    Tube Feeding Puppies

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    Jessica Waters, CVT and Alicia Crabtree, TA discuss the process of tube feeding a puppy for effective nutrition management.

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    Obstructive and Non-Obstructive Uropathies

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    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 is specifically RACE-appr...

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    Ovarian Remnant Syndrome

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    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 larger than normal over the past month and rep...

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    Preparing for Exotic Patients

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    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 ICU.  Almost daily you can see multiple sp...

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    Nasolacrimal Duct Patency Test

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    Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a nasolacrimal duct patency test on a canine.

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    Multimodal Pain Management

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    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 specifically RACE-approved for 1.5 D...

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    Workplace Grief - Making a Memorial Table

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    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. Download Supplies List...

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    The Worst Diabetic Crisis

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    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 present, the laboratory findin...

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    Feline Jugular Venipuncture

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to collect a blood sample from the jugular vein of a feline patient.

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    Introduction to Veterinary Cardiology

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    Learn about the basics of cardiology with Dr. Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology). Dr. Reynolds discusses cardiology diseases, reasons for referrals, and equipment.

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    New Kids on The Block

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    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 hires get overwhelmed by t...

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    Veterinary Interview Prep

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    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 to make the best impression...

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    Hydration Assessment

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    Christy Michael, BVMS, reviews different techniques for completing a hydration assessment.

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    Who’s Hungry? Getting Nutrition into Our Patients

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    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 that our patient has not eaten in...

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    Moving an Anesthetized Patient

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    James Reid, CVT, demonstrates how to safely move an anesthetized patient from surgery prep into the surgery suite.

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    The Other End of the Leash

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    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 of distaste or a gag resp...

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    Blood Pressure in Anesthesia

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the normal values for blood pressures, anesthetic complications, and to how to manage them.

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    Anal Gland Expression

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    Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to perform anal gland expression on a dog.

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    Block Party: Local Regional Anesthesia in the ER

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    If pain control was a party, the opioids, NSAIDs, and neuromodulating therapies would be the most glamorous and gregarious attendees. But sometimes a very effective member of the party is the often forgot wallflower, the local, or...

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    Pericardiocentesis – A Review

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    Pericardiocentesis is a potentially life-saving therapeutic procedure commonly performed on the ER floor. Although considered relatively safe, this invasive procedure may be associated with serious complications. If left untreated...

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    Dog Bone Danger

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    Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications. Every time I walk by the bulk bins in cert...

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    Staff Communication During Euthanasia

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    Beth Ann Fretz and Kaitlyn Sanborn, Client Service Representatives at DoveLewis, walk through the administrative process of patient euthanasia, and how to help customers during the difficult time.

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    Prolapse: What's That Under the Tail?

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    In this lecture, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, takes a diagnostic and therapeutic look at different prolapses and discusses treatment strategies. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit ho...

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    Central Venous Catheters

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    Liz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM), discusses the setup, use, and care of central venous catheters.

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    Antibiotic Awareness

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    In honor of Antibiotic Awareness Week, Carrie Daly, DVM, discusses the importance of judicious antibiotic use and how to prevent antibiotic resistance in your hospital.

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    PMMA Bead Removal, Packing Wounds with Bioglass

    Views: 2,489 - Comments: 3

    Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates the removal of antibiotic impregnated polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads from a wound, and adds bioglass to assist in healing.

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    Zoonotic Diseases: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients

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    Rebecca Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline) discusses common zoonotic diseases, their modes of transmission, and how to educate staff and clients on how to prevent these diseases from spreading. This talk is spe...

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    Not Just a Vet Tech

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    I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and promoting public health. I accept my obligations to practice my profession cons...

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    Dorsal Pedal Blood Draw

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates step-by-step instructions for utilizing the dorsal pedal vein.

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    How to Address Mental Health Concerns

    Views: 3,800 - Comments: 0

    Chief Human Resources Officer, Monica Maxwell, and HR Generalist, Cheryl Latta, address culture issues and signs managers should look out for when it comes to burn out and depression.

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    Let’s Talk About Suicide Awareness

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    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 Lifeline: 1-800-273- TALK...

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    Disaster Relief in the Veterinary Community

    Views: 2,063 - Comments: 1

    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 relief and recovery teams speci...

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    Debarking Debate

    Views: 3,348 - Comments: 6

    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 state of being so the incr...

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    Endoscope Set Up

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to set up a video endoscope.

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    Can You Fire for Free Speech?

    Views: 2,657 - Comments: 0

    DoveLewis CEO Ron Mogan and Chief Human Resources Officer Monica Maxwell discuss the controversial firing of an employee at Google.

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    Tiny Talk - Sampling Catheters

    Views: 3,615 - Comments: 2

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

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    Autoclave Operation

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to load and operate an autoclave.

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    Intraocular Pressure

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    Katherine Earl, DVM, demonstrates how to use a Tono-Pen© to measure intraocular pressure.

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    Surgical Checklists

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    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

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    Laser Therapy

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    Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, demonstrates the use of a Class IV companion laser for therapy on a dog with previous TPLO surgery.

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    The Pain Management Toolbox

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    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 since animals cannot speak and...

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    Punch Biopsy (Skin)

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    Barbara Davis, DVM, DACVIM, performs a punch biopsy of a cutaneous lesion.

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    Low-Stress Handling for Your Patients and You

    Views: 10,142 - Comments: 2

    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.

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