Class Descriptions

Pet Emergency Education offers high quality Pet CPR, First Aid and Emergency Response Certification Classes.  We screen our instructors to insure you are receiving the best educational experience possible.  Instructors are truly experts in the subject matter.

Curriculum for all classes is developed by licensed veterinary professionals using veterinary industry standard methods of emergency medical care as it pertains to animals.

All classes are 3 hours in duration

Each participant will receive a copy of our 88+ page interactive reference guide as an e-book, 2 CPR certification wallet cards, an official certificate and a 2yr subscription to our online resource center.  The registration fee for all classes is $69.95 per person.

Classes are approved for continuing education.  Click Here for our CE policy

Although we teach the most current method of animal CPR developed by veterinarians, we are in no way affiliated with the RECOVER Initiative, its RECOVER training program nor any of their affiliate organizations.

PetCPR+ Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid

The PetCPR+ Certification program is designed to train the participant in canine and feline CPR and First Aid. It is our foundation animal CPR training that is ideal for anyone who loves animals including animal professionals, obedience trainers, kennel staff, pet retailers, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, groomers, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners.  It provides the participant an overview of what to do in an emergency situation with their pet prior to getting veterinary care.

Topics covered in this class will include safe handling, restraint and transportation of sick and/or injured pets, obtaining vital signs and assessing an emergency situation, how to determine if an animal is experiencing a medical emergency, how to manage common medical emergencies including shock, allergic reactions, burns, wounds and bandaging, trauma, poisoning, choking and more.  Participants will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation using the most current veterinary endorsed methods.  

“This program 779-30516 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 3.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (3.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.”  in areas where applicable. Be aware that RACE approval is not available in all states however 3 Professional CEUs are always awarded to licensed veterinarians and veterinary professionals. (click here to read our continuing education policy for veterinary professionals)

Upon completion of this class participants will be certified in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid**

PetCPR+ Advanced Canine and Feline CPR and Emergency Care

The PetCPR+ Advanced Certification program is designed for veterinary professionals specifically.  Veterinary Technicians, Assistants, Veterinarians and support personnel will find that the material covered in our advanced program better suited for their needs.  

Topics covered in this class will include; how to communicate effectively during an emergency situation both with clients and other staff members, how to triage a patient and determine medical need, develop an emergency plan for your hospital,  how to function as an ICU team during an emergency, how to recognize and manage a variety of emergency conditions, how to properly use monitoring equipment in the ICU, fluid therapy, how to perform manual and ventilated CPR and more.  The class includes a hands on experience performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation using industry standard methods. Veterinary professionals will receive 3 CEU for attending this class.  Our certification classes are becoming the choice for veterinary hospitals and clinics to validate their staff training for accreditation.

“This program 779-32628 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 3.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (3.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.” 
3 Professional CEUs to licensed veterinarinarians (click here to read our continuing education policy for veterinary professionals)

Upon completion of this class participants will be certified in Canine and Feline Advanced CPR and Emergency Care**

*Our PetCPR+ Advanced class is taught exclusively by credentialed veterinary technicians and licensed veterinarians.  This class will only be available in areas where there is a qualified instructor.  Please contact our office for more information 

K9WildAid+ Wilderness First Aid for Dogs

The Wilderness First Aid for Dogs course is for outdoor enthusiasts who like to take their dogs on their adventures where access to emergency veterinary care is unavailable.  Learn to help increase your dog’s chance of survival and/or prevent their medical emergencies from getting worse by knowing what to do when emergencies happen during outdoor activities.  This is a comprehensive detailed program that focuses on wilderness first aid and the management of medical emergencies that can happen to your dog in remote areas, trail hiking, camping, water activities and more. Topics to be discussed include: how to perform emergency triage on your dog, safely transport injured animals to veterinary care from remote locations, how to obtain vital signs, determine normal vs abnormal readings, materials in a canine wilderness first aid kit and what each is used for, how to manage medical emergencies such as wounds, fractures, heat stroke, snake bites, burns, choking and more.  Participants will participate in a fun hands on workshop during the class performing canine CPR on professional CPR mannequins to become certified in Canine Wilderness First Aid and CPR. 

This class focuses on wilderness first aid which is the management of medical emergencies in remote areas, on the trail hiking, camping, participating in water activity and more. Our program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. This class is designed to teach the active dog owner, outdoorsman and animal professional how to administer emergency CPR and first aid to a dog until veterinary care is ascertained. 

3 Professional CEUs to licensed veterinarians (click here to read our continuing education policy for veterinary professionals)

EquiAid Emergency First Aid for Horses

Our EquiAid Emergency First Aid for Horses certification program provides an introductory overview on how to provide initial emergency first aid to a horse until veterinary care can be ascertained. It also educates participants on helping horses in a disaster situation utilizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster plan curriculum for livestock. This class combines lecture and demonstration on models in a classroom setting.  NO live horses will be used.

This class in no way will teach how to administer veterinary care and is an introductory emergency first aid course for horse owners and equine professionals to learn how to manage a medical emergency until veterinary care can be ascertained.

Topics include: Transporting and restraining sick and/or injured horses, how to prepare an emergency plan and first aid kit for your farm, how to perform triage, physical assessments including obtaining vital signs, traumatic injuries such as wounds and fractures, how to apply an emergency splint, how to perform quick release ties and use safety ropes, important supplies in the equine first aid kit and how to use them, severe bleeding, burns, eye injuries, digestive Issues, emergencies that happen on the trail and horse shows and more.
 

“This program 779-35881 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 4.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (4.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.” 

3 Professional CEUs to licensed veterinarians (click here to read our continuing education policy for veterinary professionals)

Class qualifies for CEU with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid for Grooming Professionals

This course is a customized version of our PetCPR+ Certification program and is designed to train animal groomers, salon staff and owners how to manage medical emergencies that can happen in the grooming environment.  There are a number of injuries that can occur in a grooming salon such as heatstroke, lacerations from shears/clippers, stress anxiety and more. It provides the participant an overview of what to do in an emergency situation at the salon prior to obtaining veterinary care. The focus is on how to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies in a grooming salon including, skin lacerations, razor burn, heatstroke and more.

This class is recognized by state regulatory bodies that oversee the grooming industry.