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  • Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicity

    4,190 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses a case of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity seen in the ER. The emergency treatment before starting the dog on vitamin K therapy (the mainstay for this toxicity)...

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  • Marijuana Toxicity

    5,119 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the common clinical signs seen in Marijuana (THC) toxicity, and the common emergency treatments. This video highlights the ataxia and hyperesthesia often noted in...

    1 min 28 sec

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  • Gross ER Veterinary Stuff

    4,079 Views - 16 Comments IVECCS is coming. It’s NEXT WEEK. It’s my favorite conference of the year, even when it’s in San Antonio (river walk again?). Because it’s 4 days of emergency nerds trying to one up each other with our st...
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  • Bugs, Wounds, and You

    3,915 Views - 0 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, spends this hour discussing different wound management and the role hospital staff plays in keeping these wounds clean and protected. This talk is specifical...

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  • Canine Vaccines

    8,929 Views - 4 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), from Rose City Veterinary Hospital explains the AAHA recommendations for core and non-core vaccines in dogs. Initial puppy vaccines and the adult booster schedul...

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  • Veterinary Superstition

    3,798 Views - 5 Comments I don’t feel like a particularly superstitious person. Cracks in the sidewalk get stepped on, black cats walk around me all the time, and I don’t generally notice that any given Friday was the 13th day of...
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  • Medical Math – Metoclopramide CRI

    9,583 Views - 8 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to calculate a metoclopramide CRI for any sized patient when adding the drug to their already running IV fluids. This calculation is used for adding a...

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  • DOCTOR TO TREATMENT!

    2,168 Views - 7 Comments DOCTOR TO TREATMENT! That’s the phrase we hear over the pager several times a day at my hospital and it always gives my adrenals a good squeeze. It means that an emergency has come through the do...
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  • New Guest Blogger

    1,649 Views - 3 Comments I met Liz Hughston online almost two years ago and we had an instant connection. No, this is not an online dating story; this is a story of how atdove.org brought DoveLewis and Adobe Animal Hospital...
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  • Heartworm Testing

    8,173 Views - 6 Comments On location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, Becky Smith CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), discusses heartworm preventive medications in both cats and dogs, and also talks about the reasoning and importance...

    4 min 50 sec

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  • Vaginal Cytology - Canine

    6,134 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a vaginal cytology on a dog.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Administering Vaccines - Feline

    6,836 Views - 4 Comments Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), on location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, explains the proper locations for, and administers vaccines to a cat.

    3 min 28 sec

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  • Fitting E-Collars

    6,516 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to choose the correct length of e-collar and how to properly fit that e-collar to a patient. This video is for people new to working in veterinary medicine...

    1 min 19 sec

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  • Vet Tech Education

    2,910 Views - 6 Comments I recently got back from a whirlwind week – two conferences in two cities in one week. I had a blast. The introvert in me is screaming for a day of silence, but the nerd in me is rejoicing! In Chicag...
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  • Administering Vaccines - Canine

    8,446 Views - 5 Comments Becky Smith CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), on location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, demonstrates the proper location of canine vaccines and administers vaccines to a puppy. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(EC...

    4 min 5 sec

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  • Oral Medication Administration - Canine

    8,716 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates what's commonly called "pilling" a dog (giving oral medications).

    1 min 48 sec

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  • Administering a Rabies Vaccine

    7,347 Views - 3 Comments Sarah Tauber, DVM, demonstrates administering a rabies vaccine to a cat.

    1 min 16 sec

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  • Saline Agglutination Test

    10,543 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains the reasoning and demonstrates the process of performing and interpreting a saline agglutination test.

    3 min 5 sec

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  • Back to Basics - Technician Training

    3,670 Views - 13 Comments I went to tech school. I think I went to a pretty good program; we had lots of large and small animals on site and I got plenty of hands-on experience. I monitored anesthesia on multiple species, looked a...
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  • New Client Orientation

    4,457 Views - 3 Comments On location at Pearl Animal Hospital, Henry Struzik explains the process for welcoming new clients or new patients to the practice. An emphasis on preventive care, dentistry, and creating good habits is d...

    1 min 40 sec

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  • Thoracic Trauma Following Coyote Attack

    8,657 Views - 1 Comments An eight-year-old spayed Yorkshire terrier was referred for continued care following an early morning coyote attack. She was ambulatory after being rescued by her owner, but had full-thickness bite wounds...
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  • Laryngeal Tie-Back (Post-Op)

    2,785 Views - 0 Comments After laryngeal tie-back surgery, patients need special attention and care to avoid complications such as aspiration pneumonia. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about how to care for these patients,...

    2 min 48 sec

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  • How It Feels to Treat Poison Victims

    1,586 Views - 5 Comments Over the July 4th weekend I saw a sickening post on Facebook. In the San Francisco area there were reports of meatballs containing strychnine being left along sidewalks and these were poisoning dogs. Even...
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  • The Vet Tech Licensing Debate

    27,310 Views - 45 Comments I’m a little fired up. DISCLAIMER: Some of you might be offended by this blog. That is not my intention, but this is a touchy subject. I’m apologizing in advance. Please do not threaten...
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  • Isolation in the ICU

    4,163 Views - 0 Comments Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses DoveLewis’ protocol for treating infectious disease patients (in this case kennel cough/pneumonia dependent on oxygen therapy) within the ICU. 

    3 min 25 sec

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  • Why This Vet Tech Hates Fireworks

    1,478 Views - 7 Comments I. Hate. Fireworks. First of all? What do they represent? Bombs. Every 4th of July (and Cinco de Mayo and New Year’s Eve, and various and sundry random holidays) we celebrate by simulating explos...
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  • Indwelling Chest Tube for Drainage and Lavage

    4,571 Views - 4 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, talks DoveLewis veterinary intern Glynis McCorkle through placing bilateral chest tubes in a cat diagnosed with pyothorax. Once the chest tube is placed, Dr. Herold explains thor...

    15 min 6 sec

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  • Vet Techs Talk: Life Lessons and Avoiding Career Burnout

    3,803 Views - 2 Comments In this chat I enlist the help of fellow tech nerd (and CaRVTA Registered Vet Tech of the Year!) Liz Hughston RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) to talk about the life (or lack thereof) of a veterinary professional. We...
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  • Discharge Instructions

    7,104 Views - 1 Comments On location at Pearl Animal Hospital, Henry Struzik, CVT, talks about the importance of discharge instructions. From “before and after” photos to written instructions, we learn the best way to make sure c...

    1 min 40 sec

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  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

    7,861 Views - 2 Comments Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) is often an immune-mediated disease causing uncontrolled bleeding in veterinary patients. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the common clinical signs of I...

    3 min 35 sec

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  • How to Ace a Veterinary Job Interview

    15,736 Views - 3 Comments It’s no secret that the supply of veterinarians is outpacing demand. Any of us who took a basic economics class in college know the simple fact is that interviews for open DVM positions have sudd...
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  • Constant Rate Infusion (CRI) Preparation

    8,116 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the proper technique for preparing a constant rate infusion (CRI) of medication.

    1 min 51 sec

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  • Tips for Handling Small Dogs

    20,543 Views - 14 Comments Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of the veterinary staff as when facing a snarling Chihuahua in the lobby. I know many of us would rather work with a large guard breed than a tiny ferocious one. However...
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  • Rabbit Anesthesia

    6,954 Views - 6 Comments Mark Burgess, DVM, of Southwest Animal Clinic discusses anesthesia in rabbits. How to handle rabbits pre-anesthesia, what to be careful of during induction, and anesthesia monitoring techniques are mentio...

    12 min 3 sec

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  • Medical Math - Fluid Pump Bolus

    10,394 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform the calculations necessary to set the rate and volume to be infused on a fluid pump when asked to administer a bolus to a patient over a set per...

    2 min 40 sec

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  • Microchip Implantation

    4,294 Views - 3 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrates how to implant a microchip into a cat. This video is useful for anyone who may be microchipping animals.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Basic Avian Restraint

    7,890 Views - 2 Comments Nathan Bodnar, DVM, demonstrates how to properly retrain a sick or injured bird for a basic physical exam. He highlights maintaining control of the head and feet.

    3 min 11 sec

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  • Pet Food Matters

    2,098 Views - 2 Comments I will admit it. I’m a sucker for fads. It's not like I buy everything from late night infomercials but I’ve come close. I come by this trait honestly, my mom has a kitchen FULL of...
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  • Matched Unit Blood Transfusion

    6,230 Views - 7 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses how to set up, start administering, and how to monitor a patient during a transfusion of a matched unit of blood.

    3 min 20 sec

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  • Three Tips for Hiring a Technician

    2,446 Views - 2 Comments After years of interviewing for technician positions, both before I knew what I was doing and after (thank you Monica Maxwell!), I’ve learned a few things about selecting great candidates. 1...
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  • New Site Features for Efficient Team Training

    1,550 Views - 0 Comments Did you know that On the Floor @Dove is constantly evolving to meet your veterinary training needs? In response to feedback and requests we received from our users, we've expanded our premium accou...
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  • Dexdomitor® (Dexmedetomidine) Procedure

    10,953 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses using dexmedetomidine (Dexdomitor®) on a cat during a laceration repair, and the specific effects on the patient, reversal of the drug, and patient monitoring...

    4 min 34 sec

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  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

    3,570 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the concepts of veterinary CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy). The basics of the machine and filter, anticoagulation therapy, and patient monitoring are discus...

    3 min 27 sec

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  • Top 10 Ways to Get Hired in Veterinary Medicine

    4,583 Views - 3 Comments 1. Be better than the other candidates. Write a cover letter and make it specific to the practice you want to work at. Do your homework and talk about why you want to work there.  2. Tailor...
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  • I LOVE Respiratory Emergencies

    3,669 Views - 3 Comments I love cats choking on huge hairballs, I love cyanotic laryngeal paralysis dogs, and nothing makes me happier than a GIANT sucking chest wound. I might actually knock you over to participate in thoraco...
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  • Applying Ocular Medication - Feline

    10,454 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains and demonstrates how to administer ocular medication to a cat. This particular patient has an ulcer in his left eye, which is being treated with antibiotic drops e...

    1 min 37 sec

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  • Better Out Than In: Thoracocentesis for Pleural Effusion

    13,614 Views - 2 Comments The presence of pleural effusion and subsequent presentation of the dyspneic patient is a common emergency in both the dog and cat. Unfortunately, the onset of clinical symptoms for pleural effusion is of...
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  • Veterinary Financial Coordinator Interview

    2,874 Views - 4 Comments Financial Coordinator at DoveLewis, Amy O’Daly, discusses her job description, how it fits in to the flow of the hospital, and her tips for talking about money with clients. This video is helpful for anyo...

    2 min 25 sec

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  • Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease) in Dogs

    18,571 Views - 0 Comments Hypoadrenocorticism (HA) is a deficiency of the adrenal cortex to produce mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Aldosterone is responsible for potassium excretion, sodium retention and water reabsorptio...
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  • Checking Pulses in Dogs

    9,183 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations for palpating pulses in dogs.

    2 min 5 sec

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