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  • The Importance of Office Day

    2,052 Views - 0 Comments 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...

    2 min 25 sec

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  • Corrected WBC Count

    11,380 Views - 0 Comments 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....

    1 min 55 sec

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  • Why Do I Work at DoveLewis?

    2,031 Views - 4 Comments 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...
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  • Open Gloving Technique

    11,650 Views - 0 Comments 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 cathe...

    2 min 39 sec

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  • Malignant Hyperthermia

    3,927 Views - 4 Comments 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.

    3 min 10 sec

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  • Online Reputation Management

    2,845 Views - 2 Comments 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. ...

    56 min 6 sec

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  • Hyperthermia: Fever and Heatstroke

    23,013 Views - 2 Comments 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 hypothalam...
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  • Avian Beak Trim

    4,919 Views - 1 Comments 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.

    1 min 29 sec

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  • Your Favorite Content of 2013

    1,829 Views - 0 Comments 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 t...
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  • Avian Wing Trim

    5,587 Views - 1 Comments 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

    2,305 Views - 1 Comments 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...
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  • My Dog Ate Christmas

    2,475 Views - 1 Comments 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...
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  • What Are Fridays Like at DoveLewis?

    1,796 Views - 2 Comments 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 rece...
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  • Three Awesome Holiday Gifts From Clients

    1,908 Views - 1 Comments 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...
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  • Holidays in Veterinary Hospitals

    2,199 Views - 2 Comments 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 coo...
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  • Avian Husbandry

    4,775 Views - 2 Comments On location at Oswego Veterinary Hospital, Deb Ward, DVM, discusses avian husbandry. Appropriate diet, potential toxins and enrichment are mentioned.

    3 min 32 sec

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  • Veterinary Professionals and Grief Resilience

    2,661 Views - 0 Comments 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...
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  • Medical Math - Titratable CRI

    Length: 307 - 9,121 Views - 11 Comments 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)...

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Hate Veterinary Holidays? You Don't Have To!

    2,306 Views - 3 Comments 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...
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  • Avian Restraint and Exam

    6,737 Views - 7 Comments 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.

    6 min 34 sec

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  • Cleaning Surgical Instruments

    15,008 Views - 2 Comments 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 instrum...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Toxicities in the ER

    5,018 Views - 0 Comments 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....

    1 hour 4 min

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  • Educating Pet Owners About Veterinary Medicine

    1,946 Views - 1 Comments 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 procedu...
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  • Clotting Tests

    5,737 Views - 1 Comments 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 thrombopl...

    4 min 23 sec

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  • Avian Intramuscular Injection

    6,574 Views - 1 Comments 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. 

    1 min 12 sec

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  • Feelings and Veterinary Jobs

    2,885 Views - 2 Comments 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 a...
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  • When Veterinary Medicine Gets Personal

    2,246 Views - 1 Comments 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 t...
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  • Making Sense of Nutritional Trends

    7,755 Views - 3 Comments 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 re...
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  • Shoulder Radiographs

    9,377 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for shoulder radiographs in a dog, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, then explains proper positioning and technique in the f...

    5 min 43 sec

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  • Hind Limb Radiographs

    10,030 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for hind limb radiographs on a dog. Restraint aids are briefly discussed.

    5 min 9 sec

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  • Scarier than Halloween: Medical Mistakes

    2,447 Views - 6 Comments Halloween is coming up pretty soon, and it got me thinking about being scared. It happens a lot to me because I am a WIMP when it comes to scary things: When I read a scary book at night I make th...
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  • Filling Prescriptions

    7,324 Views - 5 Comments Technician Assistant (TA) Manager, Amber Solomon, explains the information necessary for prescription labeling, and demonstrates how to fill a prescription. 

    1 min 50 sec

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  • Front Limb Radiographs

    10,411 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for front limb radiographs on a dog. Restraint aids are briefly discussed.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • Little Things: Tips for Better Veterinary Client Service

    4,316 Views - 1 Comments In the peak hours of our emergency hospital (DoveLewis) the wait to see a doctor or get results for diagnostics can be long. Especially when there are multiple emergencies and urgent care visits pull...
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  • Seizures! What Do I Do?

    6,364 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, talks about seizure disorders, and how to manage them in your hospital and with pet owners at home. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Techni...

    54 min 4 sec

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  • The Kindness of Strangers

    1,644 Views - 1 Comments It’s been well-documented, but I’ll say it again: I’m an introvert. While capable of talking to strangers, it wears me out. I also hate talking on the phone. I have a love/fear relationship with my phone....
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  • Pelvic Radiographs

    10,294 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for pelvis radiographs in a dog. Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, explains proper positioning and technique. ...

    6 min 39 sec

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  • The Little Things Matter. Be Proud of Your Work!

    1,431 Views - 6 Comments Every little thing we do's like magic Anything we do will not go wrong Every little thing we do's like magic Everywhere we go we're rockin' on Black Eyed Peas (Magic) When I read the topic sugg...
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  • Abdominal Radiographs

    Length: 308 - 14,110 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for abdominal radiographs in a dog. Staff radiologist Alan Lipman explains proper positioning and technique. ...

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Why Good Client/Customer Service Matters

    2,255 Views - 8 Comments I’m coming off of a rough travel weekend doing some veterinary lectures in NYC. The roughness of the experience had nothing to do with why I was traveling, the weather, the traffic, the cab drivers, accid...
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  • Feline Vaccines

    9,094 Views - 0 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital explains the AAHA/AAFP recommendations for core and non-core vaccines in cats. Initial kitten vaccines and the adult booster s...

    7 min 59 sec

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  • Administering Activated Charcoal

    Length: 118 - 7,679 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives tips for administering activated charcoal to a toxin ingestion patient.

    1 min 58 sec

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  • Interview with VMD Technology

    1,494 Views - 0 Comments I recently had the pleasure of answering some interview questions for Dr. Caleb Frankel of VMD Technology about my career and how atdove.org came to be. Here are a few of those questions, and a link...
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  • Don’t Fear the Reefer - Marijuana Toxicity

    23,290 Views - 2 Comments Dietary indiscretion and resulting toxicities are some of the most common emergencies in veterinary medicine. Each class, and potentially each individual toxin, may present as a distinct set of clinical s...
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  • Wound Clip and Clean

    9,535 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses proper technique for how to clip, clean, and flush minor wounds sustained by a dog after a dog fight. Wound irrigation solutions are briefly discussed.

    4 min 29 sec

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  • Challenging Urethral Obstructions

    3,247 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, gives a case-based presentation that covers ruptured urethras, ruptured bladders, stones that won’t budge and stones you know are there but cannot find.  This talk is spe...

    1 hour 2 min

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  • Crystalloids and Colloids

    Length: 136 - 8,518 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), gives a brief overview of the difference between crystalloid and colloid fluids. Examples of each type of fluid are given, and reasons why each may be administered to a pat...

    2 min 15 sec

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  • I Can Help! Veterinary Training and Planning

    2,384 Views - 2 Comments As veterinary managers go, I'm a PLANNER. While flying by the seat of my pants and treating unpredictable emergencies in the DoveLewis ER is fun, in every other area I need a PLAN. I like to set my expect...
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  • Appointment Flow

    7,826 Views - 6 Comments Brittany Carey and Henry Struzik, on location at Pearl Animal Hospital, describe the flow of appointments and delineation of duties. From obtaining a weight to basic history and vitals, defining thes...

    2 min 15 sec

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  • Client Communications and Triage

    8,903 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), explains the importance of gaining owner trust during the triage process. By remembering to communicate with the client, technician value can be established and owner comfor...

    1 min 49 sec

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