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...

2020 has been full of uncertainly with both political unrest and COVID. In this lecture, Monica Maxwell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will discuss communication in the time of highly emotional stress. When clients and staff are at their breaking point, the smallest amount of conflict can escalate quickly. This lecture will include tips and tools to defuse, reset and help manage stress in a stressful world...

This lecture presented by Human Resources Manager Cheryl Latta, will discuss how to communicate in ways which result in your needs being met, as well as how to acknowledge when others need something of you. Cheryl will review how knowing your audience, actively listening, and communicating feedback are important communication aspects in any clinic. <br></br> This talk is...

Reducing stress and anxiety in the veterinary setting for both canine and feline patients have become a hot topic in veterinary medicine. This lecture presented by Morgan McCann, CVT, VTS (anesthesia) we will discuss various oral sedation protocols that owners can administer at home prior to their pet’s arrival at the veterinary clinic for procedures or surgery. These protocols for the anxious...

Resilience helps us to work through challenges and empowers personal growth. Cultivating resilience through intentional effort is essential given the inherent stressors and challenges within veterinary medicine. This lecture presented by Debrah Lee, LSCW, will discuss strategies to support resilience using current knowledge around self-care, well-being and the impact of stress based on the...

What can staff do to help reassure clients about what is happening inside the clinic during a pandemic? In this lecture presented by Technician Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice Canine/Feline) we will discuss how we can interact and educate clients on preventive care (including oral health, vaccines and monthly preventives) from a distance. <br></br> This talk is...

What steps does the ER Tech need to take in a urethral obstruction emergency? This lecture presented by DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, will discuss a general overview of recognition and treatment as well as tips and tricks from the ER technician's role. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 Technician CE credit. <br /...

Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA reviews how to remove and replace a bandage on a dog after surgery.

Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, reviews the steps and tools needed to assist in an abdominocentesis procedure.

Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, reviews how to safely remove a scalpel blade.

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