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  • Pet Food Matters

    2,177 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

    6,476 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

    2,536 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

    1,626 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

    11,318 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)

    3,726 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

    4,737 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

    3,799 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

    10,847 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

    14,045 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

    2,992 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

    18,848 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

    9,652 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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  • Canine and Feline CPR for Veterinary Staff

    23,810 Views - 19 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...

    50 min 26 sec

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  • Checking Pulses in Cats

    10,601 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

    2,111 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

    22,513 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

    12,005 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?

    3,766 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

    3,346 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

    9,844 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

    7,895 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

    2,921 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

    3,799 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

    4,921 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

    6,420 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

    3,368 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

    4,652 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

    12,238 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

    2,461 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

    10,503 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

    19,883 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

    2,616 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

    7,364 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

    25,496 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

    25,631 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

    1,865 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

    7,908 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)

    6,512 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

    7,455 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

    12,529 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

    9,666 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

    8,024 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

    2,777 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

    10,052 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

    11,872 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

    11,358 Views - 0 Comments Brandi Faries, CVT, demonstrates how to draw a small blood sample from the medial saphenous vein of a cat.

    51 sec

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  • Veterinary Life in Alaska - 144 Hours - The End

    1,379 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

    1,497 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

    1,268 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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