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  • Fever of Unknown Origin

    2,867 Views - 2 Comments Erika Loftin, DVM, DACVECC, gives a RACE approved lecture on the clinical signs, diagnostic considerations, and treatment strategies for veterinary patients suffering from a fever of unknown origin. Th...

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  • Procrastinating about Procrastination

    1,426 Views - 3 Comments Can I get a shout out from my fellow procrastinators? You know who you are. You’re probably surviving on coffee and Mountain Dew since you’re staying up all night every night this week to f...
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  • That Research and Exotics Guy

    2,220 Views - 5 Comments That research and exotics guy, what’s he all about? Hey Everybody! I must say I am extremely excited to be asked to contribute to atdove.org and share my perspective and experiences. My background...
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  • Anesthesia Induction Box

    8,215 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), explains proper set-up and safety for using an anesthesia induction box to induce anesthesia in multiple species. The many drawbacks of this method of anesthesia induction a...

    2 min 55 sec

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  • You Want Me to Put the Needle Where?

    2,731 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, gives a RACE Approved lecture for veterinarians where she describes when and how to perform thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, and pericardiocentesis in dogs and cats....

    1 hour 3 min

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  • Canoeing Down the Ebola River

    2,177 Views - 4 Comments I am obsessed with the Ebola virus and I have been for years. I own books titled The Coming Plague and Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC. For Christmas two years ago my sister gave me the book Spillover a...
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  • Bottle Feeding Kittens

    6,690 Views - 8 Comments Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the proper technique for bottle feeding orphaned kittens, including how much to feed them and how to care for them after each feeding.

    4 min 11 sec

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  • Site Update: New Training Plans!

    2,148 Views - 3 Comments Having pre-built and custom training plans available for our administrators will be the biggest addition to our website all year. On the Floor @Dove's new Training Plan feature ensures consist...
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  • Giardia SNAP Test

    7,059 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform a giardia SNAP test on feces collected from a dog.

    1 min 55 sec

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  • Canine Nail Trim

    11,296 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis technician Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to perform a nail trim on a dog, mentioning both clear and opaque nails, and methods to stop bleeding if the blood vessel is inadvertently...

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Respect

    2,238 Views - 6 Comments “I don’t get no respect” -Rodney Dangerfield I value respect very highly. In order to get it from me it has to be earned, and in turn I feel that if I work hard I should be ab...
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  • “Investing” in Pets

    2,412 Views - 1 Comments Every day at my job I see the amount of money clients are willing and able to spend on their pet (and often, limited to spending). The degree of pet care varies based on the client’s financial abili...
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  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    10,505 Views - 0 Comments Here in the ICU at DoveLewis, we have the opportunity to treat many patients with diabetic ketoacidosis either due to newly diagnosed diabetes or disregulation of a previously diagnosed diabetic patient....
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  • Canine NG Tube Placement

    8,793 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to place a nasogastric feeding tube in a large dog. Proper placement, testing, and securing the tube are covered.

    9 min 22 sec

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  • Where's Your Line?

    1,658 Views - 1 Comments ­It’s Christmas Eve, maybe 2002 and my dog Jack is vomiting and lethargic. I am not a veterinary technician yet, just a confused and worried client. My regular vet tells me that she’s worried about Jack a...
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  • Antiseptic Solution Protocol

    6,429 Views - 11 Comments DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Sarah Hunter, describes the protocol for changing bottles of alcohol, scrub, and solution stored on the hospital floor.

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  • Pyothorax

    5,823 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, covers pyothorax causes, clinical signs, and treatment strategies in dogs and cats. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1.5 DVM or 1.5 Technician CE credits....

    1 hour 20 min

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  • Syncope in a Cat

    3,741 Views - 5 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the diagnostic process, including ECG results, of a cat that presented to the emergency room suffering from syncope.

    1 min 32 sec

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  • Crash Cart Organization

    8,618 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through the crash cart organization at DoveLewis. She explains what items are kept where, and presents methods for putting together a crash cart for any practice....

    4 min 33 sec

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  • Advice for New Vet Techs

    7,584 Views - 23 Comments I had a first yesterday. At work. For someone who has been in emergency/critical care for almost 15 years, I don’t get too many firsts anymore. It was an 18-year-old cat with laryngeal paralysis and the o...
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  • How I Learned When "Enough is Enough"

    2,250 Views - 6 Comments We have entered kitten season and with that comes trying to find foster families and homes. Luckily, the local county and private shelters do a great job with helping us out but there are still kittens th...
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  • I Feel Guilty When I'm Not Working

    3,401 Views - 5 Comments I remember when I was eager for the open shifts to be posted so I could sign up for an extra one. When three days off in a row seemed excessive, I could fit in another shift. When I was happy to be interr...
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  • Presenting Estimates

    9,275 Views - 4 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, discusses the best way to train non-veterinarian staff to present an estimate to clients.

    5 min 6 sec

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  • Major Crossmatch

    9,180 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform a major crossmatch prior to administering a blood transfusion. By matching the recipient to a specific donor, you can significantly decrease the...

    10 min 48 sec

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  • Feline Blood Donation

    6,171 Views - 2 Comments Jill Greene, CVT, demonstrates how to obtain a blood donation from a donor cat. Knowledge of this procedure is important for feline blood banking and transfusion medicine.

    4 min 54 sec

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  • Urine Output

    53,277 Views - 3 Comments Let’s talk urine. More specifically, let’s talk measuring urine output. Are you doing it? And on which patients? If you are measuring urine output are you interpreting the results to be meaningful to your...
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  • Salmon Poisoning Disease

    3,137 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses Salmon Poisoning Disease, a rickettsial disease in the Pacific NW. How the disease is contracted, clinical signs, and treatment measures are discussed....

    3 min 7 sec

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  • Addicted to Caregiving

    2,296 Views - 9 Comments I was never a cat person. I grew up with dogs and pocket pets. After being a Pharmacy Technician for a few years I decided that I wanted to finally fulfill my lifelong dream of working with animals and I...
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  • Lavage in Surgery

    6,316 Views - 7 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses sterile lavage used in surgery including storage and use. 

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Veterinary Survival Tip: Bad Smells & Gagging

    3,094 Views - 5 Comments The best advice I've ever received for working/surviving at a veterinary hospital is: Whatever smelly lotion is available, put a dab/smear right under your nostrils to cover the hideous smell of __(fil...
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  • Pain is the Fifth Vital Sign

    6,944 Views - 1 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, presents a lecture on monitoring pain, and treating pain as the fifth vital sign. Pain recognition and identification are discussed in detail. This talk is s...

    57 min 16 sec

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  • Bearded Dragon Supportive Care

    4,417 Views - 5 Comments On location at Southwest Animal Hospital, Veterinary Assistant, Justin During, demonstrates how to give injections, intracoelomic fluids, and syringe feed a sick bearded dragon patient.

    4 min 59 sec

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  • Dealing With Mistakes

    2,254 Views - 3 Comments I’m sure this comes as a surprise to many of you, but I am not perfect. Please read that first sentence with as much sarcasm as you can muster! Perfection is a far-off goal, something we all strive for in...
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  • Simple Interrupted Suturing

    7,724 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to perform a simple interrupted suture pattern. Proper instrument holding and knot tying is discussed.

    4 min 5 sec

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  • Vaccine Associated Sarcoma

    5,796 Views - 0 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline), discusses vaccine associated sarcoma in felines and the 3 2 1 Rule when making the decision to biopsy a lump at a vaccine site.

    1 min 48 sec

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  • My Best Advice for Vet Techs? DON’T GIVE UP!

    5,792 Views - 12 Comments I'm in the treatment area of my very first veterinary job and I'm trying to place an IV catheter. Frustration is building as I poke and miss, poke and miss and then have to pass it off to a technician whi...
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  • Maintaining the Sterile Field

    10,808 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the sterile field in the surgery suite and how to properly pass items to a sterile surgeon maintaining the sterile field.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • Oscillometric Blood Pressure

    9,672 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a blood pressure on a dog using an oscillometric blood pressure machine. Proper cuff size, machine limitations, and proper documentation are all...

    3 min 51 sec

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  • Tiny Talk – Anesthesia Ventilator

    7,828 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses the use of a ventilator for anesthetized patients. Benefits, tidal volume calculation, and patient monitoring concepts are covered.

    9 min 45 sec

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  • Will You Be My Friend?

    1,939 Views - 5 Comments I have plenty of flaws. If management taught me anything, it’s that. My insecurities and personality quirks became painfully obvious and on display to the world when I started trying to lead other people...
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  • Nutrition in the Critically Ill

    2,900 Views - 1 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, reviews the metabolic processes of the ill patient and how they differ from a healthy patient.  Different modes of nutritional support will be outlined from entera...

    50 min 9 sec

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  • How to Keep Members Engaged & Learning

    1,760 Views - 0 Comments Take full advantage of your atdove.org subscription by keeping staff consistently engaged and learning. Here are a few tips to help your team utilize atdove.org training: Show an interesting vide...
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  • How to Show Appreciation to Colleagues

    3,210 Views - 4 Comments So let’s just get this out of the way: I think that almost every veterinary professional can agree that the best way to show your appreciation at a veterinary hospital is with food. It doesn’t matter if y...
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  • Avian Blood Draw

    6,345 Views - 2 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, demonstrates how to draw blood from a bird using either the wing vein or right jugular vein.

    3 min 3 sec

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  • Patient Warming in the ICU

    4,749 Views - 7 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the different ways hospital staff can re-warm or keep patients warm while in the hospital.

    2 min 22 sec

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  • Surgery of the Liver and Biliary System

    1,649 Views - 2 Comments Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, discusses different surgical techniques and the decision-making process when performing surgery on the liver and the biliary system. This talk is specifically RACE-approved fo...

    59 min 40 sec

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  • Canine Epidural

    7,002 Views - 1 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, performs a single injection epidural in a dog prior to perianal surgery. Various methods for ensuring proper placement are discussed.

    9 min 40 sec

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  • Journal Club

    2,073 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, does the reading work for you in this talk – she discusses the most clinically practical techniques and knowledge from recent veterinary journals. Topics include: urethral obstru...

    1 hour 1 min

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  • Heart Rate and Rhythm - Feline

    9,301 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses obtaining a heart rate on feline patients and the importance of listening for arrhythmias and checking pulses at the same time.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Monitoring Mucous Membranes - Feline

    8,642 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to examine mucous membrane color and measure capillary refill time in feline patients.

    1 min 42 sec

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