For most Americans, the Fourth of July holiday is a time for celebration.  People look forward to having a day off from work, spending time with family and friends, and of course, watching those firework displays. In the veterinary field, we can look forward to the Fourth as one of the busiest days of the year.  Did I say look forward to?  Perhaps dread is a more apt description...

DoveLewis Safety Manager Coby Richter answers some common questions about dog bite prevention. She discusses important precautions that all of our staff members take and how our policy regarding muzzling was developed.

What precautions have we taken at DoveLewis to help prevent dog bites?

Communication between team members is the foundation of our bite prevention...

It’s Client Service Representative Appreciation Week at DoveLewis! What does this mean? Our hospital spends a full week showering our amazing CSR staff with the attention they deserve and highlighting the important role they play at our hospital. Think food, yummy treats, hospital-wide recognition, cards and more. Follow atdove.org on Facebook and Instagram this week to see all the ways we’re...

This week is “CSR Appreciation Week” at DoveLewis. Client Service Representatives maintain a very important role in the hospital. I worked on the floor as a CSR for a little over a year and I am very excited to have recently transitioned to working on the atdove.org team. I loved working as a CSR because of how much I learned and how I was able to help others. CSRs are the first to greet...

Is there a cure when you’re a workaholic?

I am a workaholic. I come from a long line of focused, hardworking people who lived their lives with determined energy. And honestly, for many of my ancestors before me, this drive was more out of necessity than a chosen lifestyle.

I enjoy my work; I have challenge and variety in my day. I like the people I work with; they are smart,...

This is a mantra here at atdove.org. It’s one of the main reasons for the development of this website and why I have spent the last 5 years working to create the videos and articles found here – because I believe so strongly that in order to stay engaged we need to continue to learn. That is why I have decided it is time to move on to a new chapter in my career.

When I started my...

Spring Has Sprung! Watch Out for Wild Weather!

Tornadoes, lightning, floods, rip currents and early season heat - spring dangers rampage across the United States throughout March, April and May. And there’s one hazard that can strike coasts anywhere, any time: tsunamis! Depending on where you live, severe weather can quickly turn life threatening to you, your pets and your...

We’ve been doing yoga, coloring sheets, having healthy snacks, and taking extra time for ourselves because it’s self-care month at DoveLewis. But there’s one topic that’s got us all talking: our shoes! So we’re giving away a shoebox full of goodies to one of you who shows us your kicks in our atdove.org kicks photo contest.

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Let’s start with the basics: I’m new to my employer and have been with the company for 90 days. I’ve been put in charge of spearheading Wellness and Self Care Month for our 115 employees.

Now the complicated factors: I do not consider myself a “well” person. Not to say I don’t know what wellness is and what’s best for me, but I am no model citizen here. I am overweight, very much...

The memes have started: pancreatitis- turkey bone- foreign body removal- chocolate toxicity. It’s how we know the holiday season is upon us. Of course these memes are funny, because they are true. During the holidays, we see an increase in vomiting, diarrhea, garbage gut, chocolate toxicity, HBC, BDLD -- you name it. But more disturbing to me is the increase in eye-rolling that I also see more...

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