How to Place a MILA Central Line in the Jugular Vein via the Seldinger Technique in a Dog | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos

April 2024

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, MS, CCRT, DACVS (with help from Dr. Jennifer Mahon, DACVECC too!) demonstrates how to place a central line in the jugular vein in a dog, utilizing the Seldinger technique. This video, filmed at the Oquendo Center of the Viticus Group, demonstrates an important procedure that veterinary technicians – especially those in specialty practice – must be aware of how to perform. Placing a double-lumen or triple-lumen catheter can be very helpful in the critically ill patient to allow for multiple venous ports, a sterile port for total parenteral nutrition, etc.

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  1. Hi Dr Nancy! Great detailed and fun explanation on placement of a central line! In different cases and patients how would you pick your central line – the length, the catheter french size, single/double/triple lumen catheter etc, for a small breed dog or cat vs a large breed dog? Do you routinely take an xray to check on the final position of the central line?

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