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    Discharge Instructions

    Views: 7,761 - Comments: 1

    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 client compliance happens w...

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    Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

    Views: 8,301 - Comments: 2

    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 ITP and some of the treatme...

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    How to Ace a Veterinary Job Interview

    Views: 16,145 - Comments: 3

    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 suddenly become mini rose cere...

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    Constant Rate Infusion (CRI) Preparation

    Views: 8,681 - Comments: 4

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the proper technique for preparing a constant rate infusion (CRI) of medication.

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    Tips for Handling Small Dogs

    Views: 22,404 - Comments: 15

    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, these small dogs are ver...

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    Rabbit Anesthesia

    Views: 7,573 - Comments: 6

    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 mentioned.

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    Medical Math - Fluid Pump Bolus

    Views: 11,265 - Comments: 4

    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 period of time.

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    Microchip Implantation

    Views: 4,656 - Comments: 3

    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.

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    Basic Avian Restraint

    Views: 8,687 - Comments: 2

    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.

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    Pet Food Matters

    Views: 2,295 - Comments: 2

    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 "As Seen on TV" gadg...

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    Matched Unit Blood Transfusion

    Views: 6,776 - Comments: 7

    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.

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    Three Tips for Hiring a Technician

    Views: 2,654 - Comments: 2

    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. It’s not always about th...

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    New Site Features for Efficient Team Training

    Views: 1,702 - Comments: 0

    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 account features to include:...

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    Dexdomitor® (Dexmedetomidine) Procedure

    Views: 11,717 - Comments: 11

    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 involved.

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    Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

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    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 discussed as well as managing th...

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    Top 10 Ways to Get Hired in Veterinary Medicine

    Views: 4,922 - Comments: 3

    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 your resume to the job pos...

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    I LOVE Respiratory Emergencies

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    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 thoracocentesis. I long for the d...

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    Applying Ocular Medication - Feline

    Views: 11,134 - Comments: 3

    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 every four hours.

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  • Article

    Better Out Than In: Thoracocentesis for Pleural Effusion

    Views: 14,583 - Comments: 2

    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 often so severe and acute th...

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    Veterinary Financial Coordinator Interview

    Views: 3,174 - Comments: 4

    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 anyone responsible for discuss...

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    Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease) in Dogs

    Views: 19,159 - Comments: 0

    Hypoadrenocorticism (HA) is a deficiency of the adrenal cortex to produce mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Aldosterone is responsible for potassium excretion, sodium retention and water reabsorption. Cortisol has a cataboli...

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    Checking Pulses in Dogs

    Views: 10,002 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations for palpating pulses in dogs.

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    Canine and Feline CPR for Veterinary Staff

    Views: 24,839 - Comments: 19

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), presents the DoveLewis yearly canine/feline CPR staff training, starting with updated information from the RECOVER initiative and then practicing CPR with various staff members.The most important asp...

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    Checking Pulses in Cats

    Views: 11,022 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations to palpate pulses on a cat.

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    Max and My Grief

    Views: 2,251 - Comments: 8

    If you’ve seen our Fractious Cat video, then you’ve met my oldest cat Max, who really has been fired from four vet offices in his fifteen years of life. This week Max was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Wh...

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    Medical Math - Calculating Fluid Additives

    Views: 23,259 - Comments: 21

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to calculate the amount of drug to add to a full and partially full bag of IV fluids.

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    Medical Math - Calculating Drug Doses by Weight

    Views: 12,524 - Comments: 5

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to calculate the amount of drug to be given to a patient when the order is written in mg/kg.

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    What Causes My Compassion Fatigue?

    Views: 3,913 - Comments: 5

    After being a veterinary technician for over 10 years, I’ve discovered there are many more ways to become compassion fatigued in the field than I ever thought. I’m sure many people may think, as I previously did, th...

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    Dealing with Personal Grief as a Veterinary Professional

    Views: 3,573 - Comments: 16

    Working where I work and doing what I do, I have a lot of experience with death. I’ve seen it go well. I’ve seen it go horribly awfully bad. I’ve seen people make decisions I agree with, and others I would nev...

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    The Value in Veterinary Sympathy Cards

    Views: 10,343 - Comments: 5

    Often during pet loss support groups, clients mention how deeply they appreciated receiving a condolence card from their veterinary clinic after the loss of their pet. This thoughtful act validates that you care about the speci...

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    Coccygeal Block

    Views: 8,182 - Comments: 13

    Christy Michael, BVMS, demonstrates how to perform a coccygeal block on a cat, ideal pain management for cats suffering from a urethral obstruction.

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    Tiny Talk - Mushroom Toxicity

    Views: 3,058 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT ,VTS (ECC), explains the types of mushrooms toxic to dogs, their presenting symptoms, and some cases we've seen at our hospital. This Tiny Talk topic was voted on by our atdove.org Facebook community! Our To...

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    Constant Communication for Our Clients

    Views: 3,957 - Comments: 3

    At DoveLewis we live and work in a 24-hour world where clients arrive at all hours, and they’re in a variety of mental and emotional states. This helps keep us on our toes but always dealing with the unknown of what could...

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    Continuous Thoracic Suction

    Views: 5,160 - Comments: 4

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to set up a Thora-Seal™ and attach it to a patient to provide continuous thoracic drainage and suction.

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    Emergency Thoracocentesis

    Views: 6,768 - Comments: 2

    Meredith Rose, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discuss an ER case in which a dog presented in severe respiratory distress and needed an emergency thoracocentesis performed.

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    Albuterol Toxicity

    Views: 3,496 - Comments: 0

    Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, explains albuterol toxicity; the clinical signs, treatment and monitoring of these patients.

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    Diarrhea and the Veterinary Technician

    Views: 4,801 - Comments: 4

    I think they plan it this way. I think the pets have a city-wide meeting and plot and plan to all eat the same desiccated cat poop, chew on the same squirrel carcass, roll in the same dead seagull on the coast, and then show up at...

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    Pyrethrins: Fact or Fiction

    Views: 12,821 - Comments: 1

    Pyrethrins are a plague visited upon our planet by cat hating celestial beings in an attempt to eradicate their very existence. Fiction. Pyrethrin is a naturally occurring insecticide that comes from the chrysanthemum flowers co...

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    Licking Our Wounds: E-Collars and Client Compliance

    Views: 2,555 - Comments: 5

    Recently I’ve had a few cases of "E-collar failure" in post-op. Sure, the E-collar was sent home. ON the pet. Yes, its use was explained and justified. Yes, instructions were typed in clear fashion, read to...

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    Urinary Catheter Discussion

    Views: 10,861 - Comments: 5

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains the differences in common urinary catheter varieties, and how they serve specific patient needs.

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    Medical Math - Preparing Dextrose Solutions

    Views: 20,509 - Comments: 11

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks through how to perform the calculations necessary to create dextrose solutions.

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    Hiring Right the First Time

    Views: 2,718 - Comments: 2

    Monica Maxwell, SPHR, gives tips and advice on how to properly research and interview candidates to make sure you get the right fit for your practice. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or Technician CE credi...

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    Medical Math - Converting Pounds to Kilograms

    Views: 7,784 - Comments: 2

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to calculate a patients weight from pounds to kilograms, and from kilograms to pounds.

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    Basic Canine Restraint

    Views: 26,604 - Comments: 5

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate basic techniques for restraining dogs for common procedures.

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    Basic Feline Restraint

    Views: 26,889 - Comments: 11

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate common restraint techniques for cats.

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    The Client Connection

    Views: 1,970 - Comments: 7

    Ask a room full of veterinary professionals why they chose veterinary medicine over human medicine. You’ll get a smattering of answers “I want to help the animals”; “I fell in love with James Herriot as...

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    Feline Dental Radiographs

    Views: 8,223 - Comments: 1

    Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), demonstrates positioning and how to perform full mouth dental radiographs on a cat.

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    Mandibular and Infraorbital Block (Local Anesthesia)

    Views: 6,777 - Comments: 4

    Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry) demonstrates how to perform a mandibular block and an infraorbital block to provide regional anesthesia during dental extractions.

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    Sharpening Dental Instruments

    Views: 7,781 - Comments: 1

    Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), explains the whys and hows of sharpening dental instruments.

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    Anesthesia for Dental Procedures

    Views: 12,948 - Comments: 1

    It’s February!  A whole month full of hearts, flowers, pink and red hand-made cards, sugary stomach aches, tarter and halitosis.  I am not referring to an awkward conversation you need to have with your hubby.  The...

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