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    Lavage in Surgery

    Views: 6,805 - Comments: 7

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses sterile lavage used in surgery including storage and use. 

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    Veterinary Survival Tip: Bad Smells & Gagging

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    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 __(fill in the blank)__. La...

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    Pain is the Fifth Vital Sign

    Views: 7,493 - Comments: 1

    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 specifically RACE-approved...

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    Bearded Dragon Supportive Care

    Views: 5,014 - Comments: 5

    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.

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    Dealing With Mistakes

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    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 our jobs, but if you focu...

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    Simple Interrupted Suturing

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    Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to perform a simple interrupted suture pattern. Proper instrument holding and knot tying is discussed.

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    Vaccine Associated Sarcoma

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    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.

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

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    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 while I restrain. Later in th...

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    Maintaining the Sterile Field

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    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.

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    Oscillometric Blood Pressure

    Views: 10,435 - Comments: 1

    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 discussed.

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    Tiny Talk – Anesthesia Ventilator

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

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    Will You Be My Friend?

    Views: 2,095 - Comments: 5

    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 and make big decisions....

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    Nutrition in the Critically Ill

    Views: 3,151 - Comments: 1

    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 enteral to parenteral, as well a...

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    How to Keep Members Engaged & Learning

    Views: 1,914 - Comments: 0

    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 video or CE lecture in...

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    How to Show Appreciation to Colleagues

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    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 you are a doctor, tech, rec...

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    Avian Blood Draw

    Views: 6,926 - Comments: 2

    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.

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    Patient Warming in the ICU

    Views: 5,201 - Comments: 7

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

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    Surgery of the Liver and Biliary System

    Views: 1,822 - Comments: 2

    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 for one DVM or one Technicia...

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    Canine Epidural

    Views: 7,534 - Comments: 1

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

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    Journal Club

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    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 obstructions in cats, toxicology...

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    Heart Rate and Rhythm - Feline

    Views: 10,062 - Comments: 0

    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.

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    Monitoring Mucous Membranes - Feline

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

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    The Importance of Office Day

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the importance of dedicated office time for working hospital floor managers. She mentions ideas of how to fill that administrative time and how to communicate the importance to the rest of...

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    Corrected WBC Count

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to calculate a corrected white blood cell count, which should be performed if more than five nucleated red blood cells are counted on a hand differential.

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  • Blog

    Why Do I Work at DoveLewis?

    Views: 2,181 - Comments: 4

    My work anniversary was earlier this week. My 14-year work anniversary. That’s a long time for a military kid who moved every three to four years growing up; I’m used to changing things up. So what is it about DoveLewis that made...

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    Open Gloving Technique

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to don sterile gloves using an open gloving technique – meaning only the hands are sterile – to prepare for such procedures as placing a urinary catheter or central line.

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    Malignant Hyperthermia

    Views: 4,182 - Comments: 4

    Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses a case of malignant hyperthermia seen in a patient in the ICU. Triggers of the disorder and treatment options are discussed.

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    Online Reputation Management

    Views: 3,069 - Comments: 2

    CEO of DoveLewis, Ron Morgan, and Monica Maxwell, SPHR, speak about how to navigate the world of online reviews and social media; covering posts from both your hospital staff and your clients.  This talk is specifical...

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    Hyperthermia: Fever and Heatstroke

    Views: 24,540 - Comments: 2

    The term hyperthermia is defined as an elevation of normal core body temperature. This is due to an imbalance between heat production and heat loss. The central nervous system, specifically the hypothalamus, is responsible for reg...

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    Avian Beak Trim

    Views: 5,429 - Comments: 1

    On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper explain when a bird may need a beak trim and also demonstrate the procedure.

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    Your Favorite Content of 2013

    Views: 1,956 - Comments: 0

    2013 was big for online veterinary training with atdove.org. Our membership base now spans 45 US states, including Puerto Rico and Washington DC, and 19 different countries across the globe! Here are the most popular videos, ar...

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    Avian Wing Trim

    Views: 6,123 - Comments: 1

    On location at Oswego Veterinary Clinic, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper, CVT, perform a wing trim on a bird. Blood feather identification is discussed.

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    Holiday Disclosure: I Was a Tree Killer

    Views: 2,515 - Comments: 1

    I got this card in the mail yesterday and it caused me to burst into laughter in the middle of my kitchen. I admit it. I used to be a tree killer. But the tree my friend is referencing is the one that made me stop. It’s b...

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    My Dog Ate Christmas

    Views: 2,694 - Comments: 1

    So, I wasn’t going to write a blog this month cause I couldn’t think of anything holiday related that I wanted to write about. But then a Christmas Miracle took place! Well, more like a forgetful roommate and a naughty dog......

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    What Are Fridays Like at DoveLewis?

    Views: 1,938 - Comments: 2

    It’s just another crazy Friday here at the DoveLewis. Our amazing anesthesia technician Kristin Spring is out sick, the ICU is filling up, and ER is rocking like only the ER can rock when there’s one receiving tech in until noon....

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    Three Awesome Holiday Gifts From Clients

    Views: 2,045 - Comments: 1

    Our hospital doors at DoveLewis are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The holidays are often some of our busiest times, and require a full staff. This means that our holidays are often spent away from family, friends and the t...

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    Holidays in Veterinary Hospitals

    Views: 2,401 - Comments: 2

    You hate it before you played it I already forgave ya J. Cole (Villematic) It's holiday time at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital… My belly aches at the mere thought of how much chocolate and cookies I will consume in the...

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    Avian Husbandry

    Views: 5,197 - Comments: 2

    On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, discusses avian husbandry. Appropriate diet, potential toxins and enrichment are mentioned.

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    Veterinary Professionals and Grief Resilience

    Views: 2,933 - Comments: 0

    Last night I lost sleep over a dog I never knew when he was alive. We all have those cases where the pet was awesome or the clients were stellar or some combination of those attributes. Then when the case “ended” for the pet, you...

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    Medical Math - Titratable CRI

    Views: 9,869 - Comments: 11

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), walks through the calculations necessary to create a titratable medication CRI. These calculations will allow you to create a CRI where 1ml/hr = 1mcg/kg/hr (or 1mcg/kg/min) so the dose to the patient...

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    Hate Veterinary Holidays? You Don't Have To!

    Views: 2,468 - Comments: 3

    Veterinary professionals hate the holidays. It’s true. And with good reason! Between the “Seasonal Sixteen” weight gain from all of the delicious treats our grateful clients and vendors bring us this time of year, and the generali...

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    Avian Restraint and Exam

    Views: 7,483 - Comments: 7

    On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper, CVT, demonstrate and explain basic avian restraint and how to perform a physical exam.

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    Cleaning Surgical Instruments

    Views: 16,118 - Comments: 2

    It’s important to take good care of your expensive surgical instruments. In this video, Sarah Crisp demonstrates how to clean dirty surgical instruments. Initial scrubbing, ultrasonic cleaning and instrument lubrication are all di...

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    Toxicities in the ER

    Views: 5,544 - Comments: 0

    Erika Loftin, DVM, DACVECC, discusses approach, diagnosis, decontamination and treatment plans in common toxicity cases. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit.

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    Educating Pet Owners About Veterinary Medicine

    Views: 2,091 - Comments: 1

    ABC's 20/20 recently ran a story about the "secret world" of veterinary medicine. "The majority of veterinarians are money grubbing, no-ethics witch doctors who will recommend useless tests and procedures out of the interest of...

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    Clotting Tests

    Views: 6,251 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the different tests that may be performed on a bleeding patient. Physical signs of bleeding, platelet count, prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and...

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    Avian Intramuscular Injection

    Views: 7,151 - Comments: 1

    Nathan Bodnar, DVM, demonstrates how to administer an intramuscular injection in a bird. In this video he gives an injection of pain medication and antibiotics to a duck. 

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    Feelings and Veterinary Jobs

    Views: 3,104 - Comments: 2

    Today’s blog isn’t going to run smoothly. These are just a few random thoughts on feelings and the veterinary workplace. Summary: Feelings suck. A few months ago at work a DVM started telling me all about this cute, cuddly...

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    When Veterinary Medicine Gets Personal

    Views: 2,461 - Comments: 1

    I’m standing at the treatment table, looking down at a 120 pound Bullmastiff. Her mucus membranes are pale, she is almost completely unconscious and barely breathing. Under normal circumstances, this is the kind of case that gets...

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    Making Sense of Nutritional Trends

    Views: 8,151 - Comments: 3

    As a clinician in a facility where vomiting and diarrhea top the list of presenting complaints, I find myself asking most clients “what does your pet eat?” It seems that more frequently the client will reply they are feeding some...

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