Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications.

Every time I walk by the bulk bins in certain grocery stores, I recall a beautiful middle aged Boxer dog that died because her family decided to give her a new treat. She’s not the only death from a...

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is there to protect you from infectious diseases while caring for patients. Since the equipment itself can come in contact with harmful contaminants, it’s important to know how to remove and discard after use. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about one of the ways to safely remove PPE. <br /> <a href="/sites...

To be as safe and effective as possible, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be applied and removed properly. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to safely remove and dispose of PPE based on the CDC guidelines. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/CDC%20Guidelines%20%28Ex.%201%29%20-%20How%20to%20Remove%20PPE.pdf...

There is a lot of news going around about the importance and limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). This gear is frequently used at DoveLewis to protect against infectious diseases, but has more recently become a hot topic in the fight against COVID-19. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to properly put on PPE. <br /> <a...

When it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE) it’s important to know the correct way to put things on, and take things off, to ensure it’s effective. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about one of the ways to safely remove gloves and keep your hands clean.

Many of you may be encountering the same supply shortages we are during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be encountering a limited supply of hand sanitizer left and may not be able to obtain more in a reasonable time period. So, DoveLewis' Chief Medical Officer Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, decided to make a batch of sanitizer based on the WHO guidelines to help combat sanitizer shortages at our...

We may be beginning to feel like we have more questions than answers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not unusual to experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Some of these reactions may include:

Anxiety, worry, and panic Feeling helpless Withdrawing socially Difficulty concentrating and sleeping Frustration and anger Hyper-vigilance over your health and body...

With so much information at our fingertips with COVID-19, we wanted to share new procedures we are doing today (though these may change tomorrow) to help protect our staff, clients, and community. Here at DoveLewis, we are being transparent with our staff and clients about implementing measures for social distancing precautions, as well as what clients should plan for with the health and...

In this lecture with Technician Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (CP), review some of the most common infectious diseases of dogs and cats in the northwest, as well as some that are new and on the rise. <br></br> This lecture is specifically RACE approved for 1 Technician CE credit. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/Lecture%20Notes%20-%20Canine%20and%20Feline%...

When done properly, gram stains can provide really useful information about the patients you are working with. Review the basics and learn how to get the most out our your samples with DoveLewis Technician Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, and Portland Community College Instructor and Technician Laura Harris, CVT.

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