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How to perform venipuncture using a butterfly catheter | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, we demonstrate how to perform venipuncture to obtain blood using a butterfly catheter from a cat. This modality of phlebotomy is an excellent for both simultaneous blood sampling followed by administration of a medication (e.g., a sedative, anti-emetic, etc.). This technique is commonly used in veterinary medicine, and veterinary professionals must feel comfortable performing this technique with a butterfly catheter.

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