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    Basic Feline Restraint

    Views: 27,687 - 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: 2,018 - 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: 8,452 - 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: 6,977 - 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: 7,948 - 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: 13,149 - 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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    Canine Dental Radiographs

    Views: 10,270 - Comments: 2

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

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    Feline Dental Prophylaxis

    Views: 8,630 - Comments: 1

    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 calculus.

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    Pet Dental Health Month: I Hate Dentals

    Views: 2,978 - Comments: 8

    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 in the veterinary world. I...

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    Basic Dental Instruments

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

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    Canine Dental Prophylaxis

    Views: 12,707 - Comments: 2

    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, and removing calculus.

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    Blood Draw Medial Saphenous – Feline

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    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

    Views: 1,460 - Comments: 1

    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 in the morning because she...

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    Veterinary Life in Alaska - 96 Hours

    Views: 1,588 - Comments: 0

    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 frozen. I’m staying with Dr....

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    Veterinary Life in Alaska - 72 Hours

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    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. I’ve had a lot of question...

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    What's That Smell? Pet Dental Health Month

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    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, thinking about how spectacul...

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    Veterinary Life in Alaska - 48 Hours

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    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.] Day 2 of the great Alas...

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    Feline Upper Respiratory Infection

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    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-approved for one DVM or one T...

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    Veterinary Life in Alaska - 24 Hours

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    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 get me wrong. But it’s man...

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    I'm a Believer... in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

    Views: 2,164 - Comments: 3

    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 medicine can be “challenge...

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    Vacuum Assisted (VAC) Wound Therapy

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    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 to as negative pressure w...

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    Isolation Protocol

    Views: 10,861 - Comments: 4

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

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    Parvovirus

    Views: 8,187 - Comments: 5

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), presents a case of a puppy with Parvovirus and explains symptoms, concerns, and treatment.

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    Tracheostomy Tube Care

    Views: 5,660 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to manage a tracheostomy tube with a removable inner cannula.

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    Controlled Substances

    Views: 5,760 - Comments: 4

    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 Download Controlled Substan...

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  • Blog

    Was That a Moose?

    Views: 1,600 - Comments: 5

    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 Portland is because the weather...

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    Subcutaneous Fluids

    Views: 11,748 - Comments: 4

    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.

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    Checklists: A Tool to Improve Function

    Views: 10,983 - Comments: 7

    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 plans based on differenti...

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    Pentobarbital Toxicity

    Views: 16,370 - Comments: 2

    A 3-year-old male neutered Labrador retriever presented to his regular veterinarian in the afternoon for an acute onset of severe ataxia and dysphoria. He had been normal earlier in the morning. A horse had been euthanized two...

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    Acetaminophen Toxicity

    Views: 21,317 - Comments: 9

    On the list of toxic items to dogs and cats, I think every veterinary professional and probably a large portion of pet owners all know that acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is toxic to pets (there is a therapeutic dose for dogs but it is...

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    NSAID Toxicity

    Views: 5,535 - Comments: 2

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks through a case of NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) overdose.

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    Basic Enema

    Views: 14,304 - Comments: 10

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to administer a warm water/lubricant enema to one lucky little dog.

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    Lily Toxicity

    Views: 5,056 - Comments: 2

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about toxicity and kidney failure in cats after lily ingestion.

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    Interpreting PCV/TS

    Views: 84,837 - Comments: 8

    Performing a packed cell volume (PCV) and total solids is one of the easiest tests performed in a veterinary hospital. Almost all team members can perform a PCV/TS (total solids), but how many of them are comfortable interpret...

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    Staining a Blood Smear

    Views: 10,768 - Comments: 2

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates technique in staining a blood smear for microscopic evaluation.

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  • Blog

    Holiday Bonuses

    Views: 1,889 - Comments: 4

    I’ve been in the professional world for a number of years now, and have been the lucky recipient of a few different bonuses. They have been in the form of gift cards, contributions to retirement, a nice dinner out, cash,...

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    Blood Smear Preparation

    Views: 13,700 - Comments: 3

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to make a blood smear.

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    Blood Smear Differential and Morphology

    Views: 17,527 - Comments: 10

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks through the steps of performing hand differentials including white blood cell identification, red blood cell morphology, and calculating absolute leukocyte values.

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    French and Gauge Sizes

    Views: 6,373 - Comments: 4

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), talks about diameters of tubes and needles in terms of gauge and french sizes.

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    Site Update: Quiz Feature

    Views: 709 - Comments: 2

    Due to popular demand, we have added a super-useful new feature:When a member watches any video, they can now take a short quiz at the end! Once they pass the quiz they have the option to forward their proof of completion to their...

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    Applying Topical Spray

    Views: 5,277 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to apply topical spray to a dog.

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    Drawer of Shame

    Views: 2,201 - Comments: 11

    I’m a stress eater. I’ve finally come to terms with that. I have two forms of stress cravings – body stress (like after a weekend of overnights followed by an immediate switch to day mode) which leaves me wanting all things salty...

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    Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)

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    3rd year Critical Care Resident Mitch Fults, DVM, explains and performs a thoracocentesis (thoracentesis) on a dog.

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    PROJECT POTLUCK: Not Just A Social Stigma Anymore

    Views: 2,610 - Comments: 6

    Low morale may be an unwelcome guest in every workplace, but is undeniably present in most job places at some point or another. It can be a chore to boost morale, but can also be especially challenging in a critical care ER hos...

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    Butterfly Catheter Blood Draw

    Views: 12,143 - Comments: 5

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a blood sample from the lateral saphenous vein of a small dog using a butterfly catheter.

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    SNAP Test

    Views: 10,408 - Comments: 2

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows how to perform a basic SNAP test. Refer to manufacturer’s specific test instructions for your kit, as each test varies slightly.

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    How DoveLewis Made Me Grinchy

    Views: 2,251 - Comments: 3

    The holidays approach. Every year they come. And every year I force myself to embrace them. A little history. I used to be that annoying holiday cheer person. I would not only listen to, but sing along to Christmas music in the...

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    Another Q+A: Showing Emotion In Front of Owners

    Views: 2,365 - Comments: 8

    Q: Is showing emotion in front of owners good or bad? We have a lot of long-time clients, and we see their pets as babies, adults and geriatric patients. It is really difficult to not cry when euthanizing a pet w...

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    Case Study: Anticoagulent Rodenticide Toxicity

    Views: 12,904 - Comments: 0

    A nine-year-old neutered male, 5.5kg Bichon Frise presented for evaluation with an initial complaint of decreased appetite, lethargy and potential oral hemorrhage noted after grooming. The dog had no significant medical history re...

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    NG Tube in Surgery

    Views: 3,605 - Comments: 0

    Placing a nasogastric feeding tube in a patient when they’re already anesthetized is convenient, but presents certain challenges. Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), CVPP, walks through the process with one of her patients in a...

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