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...

Review recent cases at DoveLewis and discuss a practical approach for imaging emergency and trauma patients. Learn key concepts and expert tips for high-quality image interpretation, which provides better diagnoses of acute illnesses and injuries. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or .5 Technician CE credit. <br />

Anesthetizing less than ideal patients, whether due to the primary disease or pre-existing co-morbidities, are common cases discussed at DoveLewis. Review current literature, case examples, and different approaches to critically ill patients that require anesthesia with Staff Veterinarian Katherine Earl, DVM. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1.25 DVM or 1.25...

“Acute abdomen” in human medicine is defined as sudden and severe abdominal pain of unclear etiology. In veterinary medicine, it is typically a more general term used to describe a patient with any acute significant abdominal signs. These patients often have abdominal pain, but may also present with vomiting, profuse diarrhea, abdominal distension, or sometimes even shock or dyspnea. As this...

In the veterinary industry, we are exposed to many pathogens, often without even realizing it is happening. From there, we can expose our own pets, family members, and even strangers to the contaminants that come into our hospitals. Learn from Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, about how to stop harmful diseases in their tracks. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-...

General approach to toxicities

The initial approach to the intoxicated patient should focus on obtaining an accurate exposure history from the owner, along with a rapid physical exam assessment and initiation of stabilizing therapy. Regardless of the ingested toxin, symptomatic and supportive treatment is almost always appropriate. There are a few toxins that have a known antidote,...

TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is becoming a more common surgery for canine patients. After surgery, restricted movement is required to ensure quality healing. Learn from Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA about what to look for in radiographs when a dog returns for their follow-up.

Rabbits are commonly seen in a veterinary clinic for husbandry issues such as GI stasis. Learn from Portland Community Instructor Laura Harris, CVT, and DoveLewis Technician Jaime Harvey about how to gather important information and begin your exam.

Canine mitral valve disease is a common cardiac disease seen here at DoveLewis. Learn from Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM, about some of the symptoms to be on the lookout for at your own clinic.

Ambu bags are really useful tools, but can be confusing to set up if you haven’t used them before. Learn a few tips and tricks from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVCECC.

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