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    Importance of Blood Typing

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    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.

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    Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilizer Operation

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to operate an Anprolene® Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Gas Sterilizer.

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    Heartworm Prevention

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    Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardio), discusses heartworm disease and the epidemiological changes of the disease over the past 3 years.

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

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    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 be false. As an emergency...

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    Tiny Talk - Intraosseous (IO) Catheters

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    Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC), discusses the placement, use, and care of intraosseous catheters.

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    April Fools'! Safety Considerations for Dangerous Animals

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    In this unusual case, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses safety tips and best practices when working with potentially dangerous animals.

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    Endoscopy in the ER

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    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.

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    Cleaning an Endoscope

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to clean and store an endoscope after a procedure.

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    Physiotherapy

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    Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, demonstrates canine physiotherapy techniques.

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    Introduction and Nursing Care for DKA

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    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 RACE-approved for one techni...

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    The ABCs of CVTs

    Views: 6,254 - Comments: 9

    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 exact meaning of the term...

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    Powdered Glove Ban

    Views: 3,237 - Comments: 6

    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 for the FDA to make it offi...

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    Testicular Block

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    Adam Stone, VMD, demonstrates how to perform a testicular block on a dog.

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    In-House Disposal of Leptospirosis Urine

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

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    Nursing Care for Refeeding Syndrome

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

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    Journal Club: Feline Focus

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    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 for one DVM or one Technic...

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

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    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 climate around medical mar...

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    Blood Products Cheat Sheet

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    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 only what you need costs le...

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    Blood Products

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    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

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    Contrast Cystography

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    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.

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    Anxious and Afraid

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    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 specifically RACE-approved for 1.5...

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    Underwater Treadmill Preparation

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    Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the patient preparation for the underwater treadmill and what happens when there is an accident in the water.

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    Underwater Treadmill Use

    Views: 3,337 - Comments: 1

    Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the uses and functionality of the underwater treadmill and how it can help rehabilitate patients.

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    7 Tips for Happy Pets on Halloween

    Views: 2,787 - Comments: 1

    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 pets, but what about the anx...

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    Leveling Up as a Vet Tech

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    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 You are just starting ou...

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    Technician Appreciation

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    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 at our hospital. Think fo...

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    When Society Labels You a Killer

    Views: 3,942 - Comments: 7

    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 controversial ban which came aft...

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    Urine Specimen Handling

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to properly handle a urine sample prior to labeling and analysis.

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    Tiny Talk – Critical Thinking

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    Christy Michael, BVMS, describes critical thinking and why it is such a vital skill for everyone on the veterinary team.

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

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    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, and injured my back. This...

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    Ultrasound Guided Cystocentesis

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates the proper technique for performing an ultrasound guided cystocentesis.

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    Feline Restraint: Low-Stress Handling

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates low-stress handling techniques for non-aggressive cats.

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    NW by SW

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    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 the Northwest United States...

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    Adopting Special Needs Cats

    Views: 3,189 - Comments: 3

    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 heartstrings that I cannot say no. I...

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    Summer Feline Toxins

    Views: 6,217 - Comments: 2

    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 out in full force! These f...

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    Porcupine Quill Removal

    Views: 8,001 - Comments: 5

    Katherine Earl, DVM, discusses the removal of porcupine quills, treatment and pain control.

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    Clipper Care

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    Think about the last procedure you used clippers for.. Was it shaving a wound? Cutting out matted hair and fecal matter? Or just prepping to place a catheter? Whatever is was, it's important to remember that we need to take care o...

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    What to Expect on the Fourth of July

    Views: 2,266 - Comments: 0

    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 owners to make poor decisi...

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    Tiny Talk - Toxicities the First 10 Minutes

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses strategies and treatments for toxin ingestion.

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    Diagnosis and Management of Splenic Diseases

    Views: 4,080 - Comments: 0

    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 technique for splenectomy a...

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    Adapting to the Technician Shortage

    Views: 6,392 - Comments: 16

    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 likes to deal with conflic...

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    Ruptured Urethra Catheterization Using Fluoroscopy

    Views: 3,407 - Comments: 2

    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 the urinary catheter is i...

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    Von Willebrand Disease

    Views: 6,887 - Comments: 2

    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 hospital needing an exploratory l...

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    Tick Paralysis

    Views: 6,169 - Comments: 1

    Adam Stone, VMD, discusses a case of tick paralysis and the amazing recovery made once the tick was removed from the patient.

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    Cleaning Checklists

    Views: 9,729 - Comments: 2

    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 download.

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    Dog Bite Prevention Q & A

    Views: 16,569 - Comments: 2

    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 muzzling was developed....

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    Wound Management of a Complex Dog Bite

    Views: 9,260 - Comments: 3

    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 primary care veterinarian ten d...

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    Emergency Preparedness For Your Clinic

    Views: 4,350 - Comments: 0

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

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    Hemocytometer White Blood Cell Count

    Views: 5,554 - Comments: 0

    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 is a good skill to have i...

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

    Views: 3,634 - Comments: 6

    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 before me, this drive was...

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