Flash sterilization is a quick way to get the tools you need into surgery. Learn from surgery technician assistant, Ashley Palmer, about how to safely run a flash sterilization cycle. Download Flash Sterilization Guide

Being a veterinarian is exhausting, isn't it? We need to care about so many things!

I need to care about that blocked cat whose owners can't afford treatment. I need to care about that dog with pulmonary metastasis whose owners would go to the ends of the earth and pay any amount of money for him ... but we've reached the end of the road. I need to care about that stray cat dropped off...

Jessica Waters, CVT and Alicia Crabtree, TA discuss the process of tube feeding a puppy for effective nutrition management.

A chicken, a rabbit and a skunk walk into DoveLewis…

It sounds like the start of an awful joke, right?  Actually, all three of those animals were recently hospitalized in our ICU.  Almost daily you can see multiple species of animals come through the ER and I think it’s safe to say that more and more people are not only owning exotics, but are seeking veterinary care for them...

March is Wellness Month at DoveLewis! Join Enid Traisman, Pet Loss Support Director, and Chelsea Lincoln, Special Accounts Coordinator, to learn about creating memorial tables to support your colleagues. Download Supplies List

Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates how to collect a blood sample from the jugular vein of a feline patient.

Even for experienced staff, working at a veterinary ER can be hectic, heartbreaking, and overwhelming.  For brand new employees, adapting to the pace can be rough.  Unfortunately, I’ve seen new hires get overwhelmed by the work load and leave after only a few days.  There’s nothing worse than investing time and energy to hire and train someone with lots of potential, only to see...

Whether you are applying for a position in a new city, or promotion at your current hospital, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, discusses how to make the best impression during your next interview.

Christy Michael, BVMS, reviews different techniques for completing a hydration assessment.

Nutrition in hospitalized patients is often overlooked in the early hours of illness. With blood work to run and radiographs to take, diarrhea to clean up and blood pressures to measure we forget that our patient has not eaten in two days in the hospital, and maybe not for two days before admitting to the hospital. The body relies on nutrition to function, and more importantly to heal, so why...

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