Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, talks about the difficulties that can come with a promotion to management, and tips for handling new responsibilities.

Megan Brashear, VTS (ECC), talks about the in-depth nursing care required for veterinary patients on long-term ventilation in the ICU including recumbent patient care, oral care, and endotracheal tube care.

Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) walks through the steps of applying ocular medication to a dog. Review how to restrain, and the abbreviations used in prescription instructions.

The pancreas lives in the cranial abdomen close to the stomach and duodenum. With a right and left limb, this organ plays both endocrine and exocrine roles and is vital to nutritional function. The pancreas secretes glucagon and insulin vital to glucose regulation, but also secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum to assist with the breakdown of the carbohydrates, lipids and proteins...

<p>Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (Anest), explains the calibration, use, and care of a direct arterial blood pressure system. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/Instructions_Direct%20Arterial%20Pressure%20Monitoring.pdf" style=" background: #0CA04F; color: #ffffff; font-size: 85%; padding: 10px; display: inline-block; border-radius: 5px...

<p>Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, joins Training Specialist and CVT, Jessica Waters, to review the process for communicating effective discharge instructions with clients. Using the example of a gastroenteritis pet, learn about discussing medications, take home instructions, and the overall client experience. <br /> <a href="https://www.atdove.org/sites...

This morning I had quite the scare! One of my rats did not come to greet me, and I found her lying toward the back of her cage. I picked her up and could see something was wrong. I put her down to observe her, and found she had slightly labored breathing and kept opening her mouth. I was worried this could be a respiratory issue, but I also knew from experience this...

Cholecalciferol is an uncommon cause of toxicity in the dog and cat, however after seeing several cases recently, I thought that it warranted a review. Thankfully, these cases were seen shortly after ingestion and all did well with prompt decontamination and aggressive medical management. Unfortunately not all fare so well and overall prognosis is guarded.

 

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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...

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