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  • Canine and Feline CPR for Veterinary Staff

    22,913 Views - 17 Comments 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 memb...

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  • Checking Pulses in Cats

    10,169 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the most common locations to palpate pulses on a cat.

    1 min 39 sec

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  • Max and My Grief

    2,008 Views - 8 Comments 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 diagno...
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  • Medical Math - Calculating Fluid Additives

    21,903 Views - 20 Comments 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.

    3 min 13 sec

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  • Medical Math - Calculating Drug Doses by Weight

    11,547 Views - 4 Comments 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.

    3 min 33 sec

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  • What Causes My Compassion Fatigue?

    3,650 Views - 5 Comments 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 thin...
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  • Dealing with Personal Grief as a Veterinary Professional

    3,215 Views - 16 Comments 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 wi...
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  • The Value in Veterinary Sympathy Cards

    9,366 Views - 5 Comments 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 tha...
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  • Coccygeal Block

    7,629 Views - 13 Comments Christy Michael, BVMS, demonstrates how to perform a coccygeal block on a cat, ideal pain management for cats suffering from a urethral obstruction.

    4 min 20 sec

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  • Tiny Talk - Mushroom Toxicity

    2,786 Views - 1 Comments 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...

    19 min 31 sec

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  • Constant Communication for Our Clients

    3,659 Views - 3 Comments 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...
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  • Continuous Thoracic Suction

    4,717 Views - 4 Comments 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.

    6 min 3 sec

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  • Emergency Thoracocentesis

    6,156 Views - 2 Comments 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....

    1 min 42 sec

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  • Albuterol Toxicity

    3,240 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, explains albuterol toxicity; the clinical signs, treatment and monitoring of these patients.

    1 min 16 sec

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  • Diarrhea and the Veterinary Technician

    4,532 Views - 4 Comments 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...
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  • Pyrethrins: Fact or Fiction

    11,815 Views - 1 Comments 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 th...
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  • Licking Our Wounds: E-Collars and Client Compliance

    2,366 Views - 5 Comments 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...
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  • Urinary Catheter Discussion

    10,049 Views - 5 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains the differences in common urinary catheter varieties, and how they serve specific patient needs.

    6 min 29 sec

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  • Medical Math - Preparing Dextrose Solutions

    19,333 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks through how to perform the calculations necessary to create dextrose solutions.

    2 min 14 sec

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  • Hiring Right the First Time

    2,538 Views - 2 Comments 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...

    56 min 59 sec

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  • Medical Math - Converting Pounds to Kilograms

    7,103 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to calculate a patients weight from pounds to kilograms, and from kilograms to pounds.

    1 min 32 sec

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  • Basic Canine Restraint

    24,481 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate basic techniques for restraining dogs for common procedures.

    4 min 22 sec

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  • Basic Feline Restraint

    24,477 Views - 10 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrate common restraint techniques for cats.

    2 min 35 sec

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  • The Client Connection

    1,809 Views - 7 Comments 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 l...
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  • Feline Dental Radiographs

    7,618 Views - 1 Comments Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), demonstrates positioning and how to perform full mouth dental radiographs on a cat.

    13 min 30 sec

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  • Mandibular and Infraorbital Block (Local Anesthesia)

    6,282 Views - 4 Comments Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry) demonstrates how to perform a mandibular block and an infraorbital block to provide regional anesthesia during dental extractions.

    4 min 39 sec

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  • Sharpening Dental Instruments

    7,247 Views - 1 Comments Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), explains the whys and hows of sharpening dental instruments.

    11 min 2 sec

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  • Anesthesia for Dental Procedures

    12,232 Views - 1 Comments 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 w...
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  • Canine Dental Radiographs

    9,282 Views - 2 Comments Lisa Davis CVT, VTS (Dentistry), of North Portland Veterinary Hospital demonstrates how to position and perform full mouth radiographs on a dog.

    16 min 28 sec

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  • Feline Dental Prophylaxis

    7,747 Views - 1 Comments Amber Bradshaw, CVT, of North Portland Veterinary Hospital explains and performs the steps of a full dental cleaning on a cat, including assessment, scaling, measuring periodontal pockets, and removing ca...

    22 min 21 sec

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  • Pet Dental Health Month: I Hate Dentals

    2,679 Views - 8 Comments There are very specific reasons why I am in the emergency field. I’ve been at DoveLewis since I graduated from tech school. Because of that, people think that this is the only job I’ve had...
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  • Basic Dental Instruments

    9,770 Views - 0 Comments Lisa Davis, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), of North Portland Veterinary Hospital presents the standard basic dental instruments used for veterinary dental procedures.

    6 min 41 sec

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  • Canine Dental Prophylaxis

    11,556 Views - 2 Comments Amber Bradshaw, CVT, of North Portland Veterinary Hospital explains and performs the steps of a full dental cleaning (prophylaxis) on a dog, including assessment, scaling, measuring periodontal pockets, a...

    19 min 57 sec

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  • Blood Draw Medial Saphenous – Feline

    11,018 Views - 0 Comments Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to draw a small blood sample from the medial saphenous vein of a cat.

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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 144 Hours - The End

    1,316 Views - 1 Comments It’s day 5. My last day at Far Country Animal Hospital. In some ways it’s been a really long week, but I still can’t believe I’m done! Last night before leaving, one of the techs asked me if I’d be there...
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 96 Hours

    1,445 Views - 0 Comments Bring it on Alaska. I’m ready. Day 4 started with… silence. That was the sound that greeted me when I turned on the shower this morning. Silence. Same thing at the sink. Oohhhhh noooooooo the pipes are fr...
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 72 Hours

    1,224 Views - 1 Comments Day 3 of the Great Alaska Experience. I’m able to recognize people and call them by the right name. I’m doing very well. Today one of the doctors at Far Country asked me what I expect from my doctors....
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  • What's That Smell? Pet Dental Health Month

    3,190 Views - 3 Comments Ah, yes, it’s dental month!! Yay! I love the smell of perio in the morning. When I know there is a Grade 4 dental coming in the next day, I am like a kid on Christmas Eve. I can’t sleep, th...
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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 48 Hours

    1,107 Views - 0 Comments Captain’s Log: Stardate 29 January 2013 [It’s time to admit that I’ve never seen an entire episode of the original Star Trek. I don’t know what “stardate” means.]...
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  • Feline Upper Respiratory Infection

    4,494 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses common feline upper respiratory infections (URI) and how to diagnose, treat, and manage these diseases in and out of the hospital. This talk is specifically RACE-app...

    55 min 19 sec

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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 24 Hours

    1,444 Views - 2 Comments This trip to Alaska is not just about me teaching. It’s about me learning. And after 24 hours in this state I have learned a couple things. The cold really isn’t that bad. 17 below is cold, don’t...
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  • I'm a Believer... in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

    1,935 Views - 3 Comments I have taken my pets to a Woo Woo doctor. There. I said it. I realize that in this day and age people are much more open to Eastern ways (acupuncture, herbs, etc) but those of us trained in Western medici...
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  • Vacuum Assisted (VAC) Wound Therapy

    4,572 Views - 0 Comments Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, explains Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure (VAC Therapy) and its applications for veterinary patients. A case study is included. Vacuum assisted wound closure (VAC), also referred...

    1 hour 1 min

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  • Isolation Protocol

    9,496 Views - 4 Comments Isolation protocol can get confusing, so Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks through the DoveLewis isolation protocol for dealing with patients with communicable diseases.

    4 min 38 sec

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  • Parvovirus

    7,058 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), presents a case of a puppy with Parvovirus and explains symptoms, concerns, and treatment.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • Tracheostomy Tube Care

    5,146 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to manage a tracheostomy tube with a removable inner cannula.

    4 min 33 sec

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  • Controlled Substances

    4,986 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses DoveLewis’ controlled drug policy and the steps taken before administering any controlled substances to a patient. Download Controlled Substance Checklist D...

    1 min 59 sec

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  • Was That a Moose?

    1,454 Views - 5 Comments I am going to Alaska. In two and a half weeks I am getting on a plane, and flying to Alaska. In January. You need to know something about me. I do not like extremes. One of the big reasons I live in Portl...
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  • Subcutaneous Fluids

    10,630 Views - 3 Comments Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to set up for and administer subcutaneous fluids to a cat. This video is great for showing clients how to do this for their pets.

    7 min 28 sec

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  • Checklists: A Tool to Improve Function

    10,068 Views - 7 Comments Many of the tasks we perform daily in veterinary medicine are systematic--we perform physical exams in the same sequence every time, we chart notes in a SOAP format, we generate diagnostic and therapeutic...
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