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  • Hemoabdomen in the ICU

    6,186 Views - 5 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the medical treatments of a dog that presented to the ER with an acute hemoabdomen. Stabilization prior to surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative stabil...

    4 min 24 sec

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  • But I Swear She’s Sick!

    4,286 Views - 7 Comments The rumors are true. In a momentary (that seems to have lasted a few weeks) lapse of judgement I made and followed through on the decision to add a puppy to my life. Losing Phoebe so quickly and without w...
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  • ETCO2: What Every Technician Should Know

    Length: 67 - 15,359 Views - 27 Comments Chantal Faraudo, CVT, CVPP, provides a practical overview to using end-tidal CO2 monitoring in practice. She covers different types of equipment, what ETCO2 is telling us, how to troubleshoot problems wit...

    1 hour 3 min

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  • Albuterol Administration

    5,524 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to administer inhaled medication (in this case, albuterol) to a cat that has been diagnosed with asthma.  

    1 min 25 sec

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  • Root Canal Discussion

    3,201 Views - 0 Comments Rebecca Martin, DVM, from VCA Dental Center Raleigh Hills discusses a case about a dog presenting with a fractured canine tooth. Dr. Martin shows and talks through the radiographs of this tooth and descri...

    3 min 6 sec

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  • Skin Cytology

    7,185 Views - 3 Comments Veterinary Dermatologist, Jon Plant, DVM, DACVD, of SkinVet in Portland demonstrates multiple methods of obtaining samples for skin cytology looking for bacterial contamination of the skin.

    3 min 2 sec

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  • In Memory Of…

    2,621 Views - 13 Comments I’ve been a technician working in emergency medicine for a long time. I have worked on some amazing patients and seen diseases and traumas and broken animals gleefully skip out the front door; proud of my...
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  • Wellness Program

    3,958 Views - 1 Comments DoveLewis Wellness Program coordinators Enid Traisman, CT, MSW, and Josey Kinnaman, CVT, discuss the staff benefits of a coordinated hospital wellness program and the steps DoveLewis has taken to improve...

    3 min 54 sec

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  • Veterinary View of the Holidays

    3,327 Views - 1 Comments The memes have started: pancreatitis- turkey bone- foreign body removal- chocolate toxicity. It’s how we know the holiday season is upon us. Of course these memes are funny, because they are true. During...
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  • Tiny Talk - ETCO2 in Anesthesia

    9,411 Views - 1 Comments In this Tiny Talk, Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses end tidal CO2 and why it is important to monitor in anesthetized patients. Understanding what that value means to the patient and tips for keep...

    5 min 6 sec

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  • Feline Bladder Palpation

    9,634 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to palpate a bladder in cats. This skill is useful for potential urinary obstructions as well as prior to cystocentesis.

    3 min 9 sec

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  • Art Therapy

    3,624 Views - 0 Comments Enid Traisman, CT, MSW, discusses the benefits of art therapy to veterinary staff, and describes how DoveLewis has instituted art therapy for employees.

    2 min 25 sec

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  • Clotting Times

    6,193 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain blood to perform a PT and aPTT bedside clotting tests in a dog.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • GDV: The Surgeon’s Perspective

    4,391 Views - 0 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, covers gastric dilatation-volvulus from presentation to post-operative recovery. The majority of her talk focuses on the surgical correction of GDV including splenectomy, gastrec...

    1 hour 31 min

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  • Tiny Talk – GDV The First 15 Minutes

    7,845 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about gastric dilatation volvulus and how to approach these patients in the first few minutes of their arrival at the hospital. Shock, perfusion, pain management, and...

    9 min 42 sec

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  • Present Tense

    2,995 Views - 10 Comments It’s a quiz on Facebook. It’s a plot point in every time travel movie. The thought of it might keep you awake at night. Do you want to know the day that you’ll die? Do you want to plan? Have time to trave...
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  • Burette Use

    9,594 Views - 10 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the advantages of using a burette in the ICU and how to add medications to a burette for patient administration.

    3 min 1 sec

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  • Cleaning Exam Rooms

    10,564 Views - 6 Comments DoveLewis technician assistant, Amy Lacey, describes the procedure for cleaning an exam room before the next patient arrives.

    2 min 24 sec

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  • Are You Being Utilized?

    2,972 Views - 6 Comments I love giving lectures at veterinary conferences. Love it. I get the opportunity to talk about what I love, to share my passion with equally nerdy technicians, and I get to hear about medicine and cases i...
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  • Anesthesia in Brachycephalics

    9,043 Views - 3 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), discusses the special considerations for anesthesia in brachycephalic breeds. Differences in pre-operative and post-operative monitoring are covered.

    2 min 24 sec

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  • Vaccines: Why Are We Vaccinating

    10,636 Views - 2 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS(Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital, discusses the herd health immunity importance behind vaccines for dogs and cats. AAHA and AAFP core and non-core vaccines and...

    1 hour 50 sec

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  • Activated Clotting Time

    Length: 346 - 6,486 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to perform an activated clotting time test. With the current backorder of in-house PT/aPTT tests, veterinary staff may be called on to perform this test mor...

    5 min 46 sec

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  • The Declaw Debate

    6,991 Views - 3 Comments The Oregon state legislature is voting this week on a bill that would almost outlaw declawing cats and debarking dogs. The reason I say almost is that there are a few exceptions to this bill. Declawi...
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  • Just Me and the Cats

    2,502 Views - 0 Comments Growing up, my siblings and I were animal lovers but never had many pets. We had to relocate often due to my dad’s Coast Guard career, and my parents were understandably wary of adding animals to our very...
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  • End Tidal C02: Worth the Investment?

    11,444 Views - 4 Comments If I were to take away all of your fancy anesthesia monitoring equipment save ONE monitoring parameter, which would you choose to keep? Between heart rate/ECG, ETC02, Sp02, blood pressure (non-invasive...
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  • Journal Club II

    2,089 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, does the work for you by summarizing practical evidence based information from the last year in veterinary journals. Topics include urinary tract disease in dogs, antibiotic use...

    56 min 33 sec

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  • Urinary Catheter in a Male Dog

    11,147 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to place a urinary catheter in a male dog. In this case, the catheter was temporary meant to drain the bladder for patient comfort; a similar approach can b...

    3 min 19 sec

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  • Why I Left Nursing

    9,251 Views - 6 Comments Having an RN at the end of my name gave me everything I wanted. I completed nursing school at 26 years of age after completing a master’s degree in Trumpet Performance at USC. I had two babies 11 months a...
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  • Cleaning Kennels

    11,551 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to clean and disinfect a kennel between patients.

    2 min 11 sec

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  • When to Say Goodbye

    2,737 Views - 1 Comments My recent experience saying goodbye to our pug Lucy led me to the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program and Enid Traisman, program director and certified grief counselor. Ron: I work in a building where...
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  • My Two Favorite Superheroes

    2,449 Views - 1 Comments It has been a while since my last blog and I have been thinking what my few readers would find interesting. I think we all love superhero stories, but mine just so happen to be real. My favorite superhero...
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  • Tiny Talk - Hypokalemia

    3,698 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses hypokalemia in dogs and cats. Common causes, clinical signs, treatment, and patient monitoring are covered.

    4 min 26 sec

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  • Tiny Talk – Heart Rate and Anesthesia

    12,056 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses the common causes of tachycardia and bradycardia under anesthesia. By emphasizing the big picture, she discusses ways the anesthetist can determine the cause and b...

    8 min 41 sec

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  • Critical Thinking in Critical Care

    10,616 Views - 3 Comments The intensive care unit (ICU) is literally where life and death decisions are made. I have seen firsthand, over the past 12 years working in the ICU, how important critical thinking is to providing premie...
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  • Pulse Oximetry (SpO2)

    12,899 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a pulse oximetry reading (SpO2) on a dog. A brief explanation of how the machine works is followed by best locations to obtain the reading....

    2 min 58 sec

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  • Feline Acne

    4,459 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses feline acne in a cat. While not usually considered an emergency, it can prove painful to the cat and distressing to the owner. Diagnosing true feline acne as...

    6 min 52 sec

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  • There's an Opossum in My Bed!

    2,328 Views - 1 Comments I was privileged to work at Veterinary Services of Wickford in Saunderstown, Rhode Island for five years. They not only take care of small animals and exotics but also have a wildlife clinic attached to t...
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  • Tiny Talk - Hyponatremia

    Length: 437 - 3,102 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), covers the basics of hyponatremia in dogs and cats. Common causes, clinical signs, treatment, and monitoring are covered.

    7 min 17 sec

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  • Can vs. Should

    2,481 Views - 8 Comments Just because we can doesn’t mean we should… Those words are heard in ICUs around the country – for animal and people alike. We have reached a point where medicine can do amazing things, but it may not...
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  • Think Positive

    2,225 Views - 0 Comments Daily affirmations were not invented by Saturday Night Live's Stuart Smalley, but this character played by comedian Al Franken popularized - though undoubtedly also mocked - the idea of affirmation...
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  • Transfusion Medicine to the Rescue

    4,794 Views - 0 Comments A seven-year-old, 6.3kg, spayed female Border Terrier was referred to DoveLewis for evaluation of pleural effusion and coagulopathy. She had originally presented to her primary veterinarian earlier in the...
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  • Medical Errors

    6,221 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, takes this hour to discuss medical errors. She covers classification of errors, what to do when errors occur in the hospital, owner communication, and some personal exa...

    55 min

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  • Acetylcysteine Administration

    4,937 Views - 11 Comments Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates the procedure for administering acetlycysteine to a patient. Appropriate drug dilution and IV administration protocol are covered.

    3 min 12 sec

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  • Anesthesia Machine Basics

    27,903 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), explains the different parts to the anesthesia machine. She covers proper anesthetic circuit choice, appropriate oxygen flow rates, correct reservoir bag sizing, and pop-off...

    8 min 36 sec

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  • Why Do People Hate Leashes?

    2,576 Views - 5 Comments I want to know why so many dog owners think that it’s okay to have their dog off leash everywhere. Do dog owners think a “good” dog will walk next to them and only “bad” dogs need to be on a leash? They d...
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  • Nursing Scabies (Sarcoptic Mange)

    6,531 Views - 0 Comments Rose City Veterinary Hospital technician Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), discusses appropriate personal protective equipment and cleaning procedures when dealing with a patient suffering from S...

    2 min 10 sec

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  • Somebody Has to Be the Adult

    1,907 Views - 4 Comments Somebody has to be the adult. This is one of my favorite phrases when teaching pet first aid classes to the animal loving public. It comes up in almost every preventive situation. How to prevent heat...
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  • Diabetic Complications

    12,361 Views - 1 Comments Diabetes mellitus is a disease of glucose dysregulation secondary to relative insulin resistance (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus) or an absolute insulin deficiency (insulin dependent diabetes mel...
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  • Tiny Talk - Hyperkalemia

    3,391 Views - 3 Comments In this tiny talk, Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses hyperkalemia in dogs and cats. Reasons for hyperkalemia, clinical signs of, and treatment strategies are discussed.

    6 min 56 sec

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  • Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time (BMBT)

    9,885 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and assistant Sue Marcoe perform a buccal mucosal bleeding time (BMBT) test in a dog prior to an elective surgical procedure. This test measures platelet function and is es...

    4 min 16 sec

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