Chlorhexidine is a great disinfectant, but needs to be used with care and at the correct dilution. Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews how to make safe chlorhexidine dilutions, and the difference between a scrub and solution. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/Making%20Chlorhexidine%20Scrubs%20and%20Solutions_.pdf" style=...

A lot has changed over the last 25 years in veterinary medicine- patient care, perscription drugs, and technology just to name a few. Sharon McDermaid, CVT, has been with DoveLewis for 25 years! And she has seen first hand many of these changes in action. Read her most recent blog about a few of the differences between when she started out in 1976, and today.

 

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Scruffing used to be one of the most common ways to restraint feline patients. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best method! Learn from Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, about alternative methods for restraining, recognizing fearful behaviors, and how to make your feline patients more comfortable in your clinic.

When it comes to catheters, it can be helpful to know the pros and cons of each. Learn from Technician Manager Carolyn Tran, CVT, about a few of the differences between Red Rubber and Foley Catheters.

Kennel cards can call attention to important pieces of information, such as where a patient’s meds are, if they have a personal item, and when you may need protective gear. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about a few of the kennel cards we use at DoveLewis and their importance in establishing the best patient care.

P is QAR, normal BP/HR/MM. LMOM for O to discuss US DX and SX recomendations.

Wait, what? Sometimes reading medical notes can seem like a jigsaw puzzle, especially for CSR's new to the veterinary field. Our front desk team here at DoveLewis put together this list of frequently used terms and acronyms that are helpful to reference during your training! Print this sheet and add your own...

Continuing education and training can have immense benefits on your longevity and happiness in your career. It impacts the patients you are working with today as well as the patients you will treat tomorrow. In this blog, Anthony Hill, DoveLewis TA and future vet school student, reviews how continuing education opportunities lead him from his first position as a CSR, to a future veterinarian...

Rabbits may be nervous in a clinic setting, so it’s important to know proper handling and restraint techniques. Learn from Portland Community College Instructor and Certified Veterinary Technician Laura Harris, and DoveLewis Certified Veterinary Technician Courtney Olson, about a few tips for creating a stress free visit.

Placing and managing various tubes is an important part of a veterinary technician’s role in patient care, and knowing the proper procedures and most effective methods will ensure that you are offering the best possible treatment. With so many critical steps involved, it is important to regularly review the protocol to ensure that you continue to use the most effective methods. You may also...

I attended my first Pet Loss Support Group run by Enid Traisman, MSW, CT in December of 2018. I immediately felt the power of this community resource and felt validated in my own grief by the stories, lessons and experiences of the other attendees and the group facilitator herself. The grief groups are an open to the community, where people of all stages of grieving can share their personal...

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