It can be hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19. The last month has been a constant rush of news headlines, avoiding those that are closest to you, and frantic lines at the grocery store. But in these times, practicing empathy can help us when we need help the most. Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, about how empathy can join us together in times of uncertainty....

There is a lot that we are trying to contend with during this crisis. For many of us, there’s an underlying sense of urgency and helplessness as we try to find something to control in this surreal, and often uncomfortable, new landscape. There are many different reactions we may be experiencing as a result of this including those mentioned in our previous wellbeing article:

Anger...

Current PPE shortages mean finding creative and innovative ways to offer protection for team members. The recommendation for medical staff is to wear N95 respirator masks during COVID-19. These masks are best at catching at least 95 percent of particulates and form an airtight seal over the nose and mouth. Simpler surgical masks are designed to stop splashes and droplets and can prevent a...

While it may seem impossible to take care of yourself in these uncertain times, there are a few simple ways to take a moment for you. A few times throughout the day, try this structured breathing exercise to regain your focus.

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...

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...

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.

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...

As a 24-hour emergency hospital, DoveLewis sees a lot of patients that are brand new to our staff. A dog could come to us after ingesting a packet of gum, and that might be the only time in their life that we'll provide veterinary care for them. We’ve also recently expanded our specialty services, and are starting to see an increase in repeat patients for complex, possibly life-long problems....

In modern human healthcare systems, triage occurs at every level of care from an initial telephone contact to arrival at a health care facility. In this lecture, Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael reviews triage in the veterinary industry about how clinics can work together. <br></br> This lecture is specifically RACE approved for .5 Technician CE credit. <br /> <a href=...

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