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...

Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

How does grief differ when a pet is lost due to old age versus a sudden tragedy? Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews how clients may feel and react after losing a pet in each circumstance.

 

The death of a companion animal is painful, regardless of how it happens. The sudden death of a pet can be even harder to process when...

We’ve all had the thought after working with a client-- why didn’t you mention this earlier? Why am I just hearing about this now? This would have been nice to know an hour ago…

While it may be easy to blame the client, it’s important to remember you have control over these conversations. As medical professionals, we have a lot of medical knowledge. And, it’s likely that the client you...

Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any position at your hospital. <br /><br /> To learn more about Sarah and the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, click <a href="https://msmp.org/Sarah-Parker">here...

Pet emergencies occur every minute of every day – but for our clients it is a singular monumental event. Pets are, in fact, family. They are family that like to eat socks, brawl in the street, enjoy an occasional pot brownie (double toxins), and can be talked into high risk activities by squirrels, but they are also family that cannot communicate with us about their needs and who share a deep...

<p>We may think that our communication style is crystal clear, but is it? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about how we can minimize the barriers that happen in everyday communication.

<br /><br /> To learn more about Sarah and the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, click <a href="https://msmp.org/...

Snakes can be easily stressed, and are sensitive to oils on our skin such as lotions and perfumes. Learn from Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to safely prepare for a snake exam in your hospital.

An isolation exam room needs to be treated with extra care to ensure that containments are not spread between patients. Learn from Megan Urton, Technician Assistant Manager, about how to safely clean an isolation exam room.

Getting instruments cleaned, sterilized, and organized is crucial in any veterinary hospital. Learn from Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Technician Assistant, about the correct way to assemble a simple major pack. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/Add%20On%20-%20Surgical%20Pack%20Contents.pdf" style=" background: #0CA04F; color: #ffffff; font-size: 85...

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