Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications.

Every time I walk by the bulk bins in certain grocery stores, I recall a beautiful middle aged Boxer dog that died because her family decided to give her a new treat. She’s not the only death from a...

The technician plays a crucial role in managing emergency cases in veterinary medicine. In this one hour lecture with DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, learn how to be the best advocate for your patients even if you're not at an emergency clinic. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 Technician CE credit. <br /> <...

Making the transition to online learning has become a reality for many schools and universities, and the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College is no exception. In this blog, learn from Technician Instructor Laura Harris, CVT, about how the veterinary technology program is working around the clock to take care of their animals, co-workers, and students.

 

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Technician Assistants Ryan Legg and Lucy Kaplan demonstrate common restraint techniques for cats.

Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris how to safely take a cat’s temperature.

Kelsey Reinauer, CVT, demonstrates how to draw a small blood sample from the medial saphenous vein of a cat.

DoveLewis has a blood bank to help supply blood products to cats and dogs all over the country. In this video, learn from Blood Bank Coordinator Kelsey Reinauer about how to perform a feline blood donation.

Collecting urine from our patients is a task we do everyday on the floor. Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about safely handing urine to ensure high quality samples.

We have all been in a surgery where we find something unexpected or we are forced to make a decision quickly that will affect the outcome of the case. Although quick decision making becomes easier with practice, I’ve put together a few ideas that will help you feel more prepared for the elective or emergent surgical case.

 

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With the passing of time, there are many different reactions that we may be experiencing as our “new normal” unfolds during the COVID-19 pandemic. One feature that seems to linger is a persistent, low level anxiety that has shifted our baseline for stress tolerance. Things that were bearable annoyances in the past may feel like day ruining events in the moment, or we may feel so overwhelmed...

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