Company Mission

Pet Emergency Education strives to provide the highest quality animal CPR, first aid and emergency response training to veterinary and animal professionals, pet owners, emergency responders and anyone else who genuinely cares for animals. Our internationally recognized programs offer detailed, hands-on training providing participants with a well-rounded education. Our PetCPR+ and PetCPR+ Advanced programs are recognized by local and national veterinary associations, humane societies, disaster response teams, pet businesses and more.  We are an approved continuing education provider with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Sitters International, National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, the International Association of Canine Professionals and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Our programs are based on researched and proven successful methods of animal CPR developed by emergency veterinarians and are one of the most recognized Pet CPR certifications in the US and Canada. Instructors are veterinary and animal professionals with experience in emergency management and who are certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Animal Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response.

At Pet Emergency Education, we are unlike any other Pet CPR certification company. We were founded by a Credentialed Veterinary Technician with over 22 years of experience working in the veterinary industry.  She spent much of her career teaching veterinary nursing skills including  emergency and critical care, triage and animal physical assessment in higher education institutions and is also certified in Basic and Advanced Life Support by the American College of Emergency and Critical Care and Cornell University Veterinary School.

Co-Owners Greg and Amy D'Andrea

Greg and Amy are the dedicated owners of Pet Emergency Education.  Greg serves as the Executive Director and Marketing Specialist and is responsible for all of the day to day management of the company.  Greg has a BA from Rhode Island College and before taking over as ED for Pet Emergency Education he was the co-owner of a successful real estate company. Greg has always been passionate about helping people as well as animals, and he views this position as a perfect opportunity to combine both. With a strong background in business management, Greg is committed to the success and growth of the company and is excited about the next chapter in the evolution of Pet Emergency Education. 

Amy has been a credentialed veterinary technician for over 28 years and holds registrations and certifications in multiple states.  She is a graduate of the Mount Ida College Veterinary Technology program where she completed both her Associates and Bachelors Degrees in Veterinary Technology before going on to receive her Master’s in Education from American Intercontinental University.  Amy completed training at Cornell University Veterinary School in canine and feline basic and advanced life support, earning a certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  Most of her career has been dedicated to working in AVMA Accredited Veterinary Technology programs where she achieved the rank of Associate Professor.  While teaching in higher education, Amy became a nationally renowned speaker, authored various publications, including 5 textbooks, and became one of the industry’s leading subject matter experts in veterinary technology education. She has earned a multitude of awards including the Teaching Excellence Award, Distinguished Alumni Award and the Hill’s Scholarship.  Amy served for many years on the Executive Board of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America where she was the President in 2006.  Additionally, Amy served on the organizing committee for the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians and was the chairperson for the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties for 3 years.

Our Amazing Staff


Nicole LaForest LVT, RVT, CCFT

Director of Instructor Recruitment

 Nicole is an LVT in Washington State and carries dual credentialing in California as an RVT. Nicole has worked in general practice in a private and corporate setting. After several years in general practice Nicole moved on to work at the large emergency hospital in Seattle, WA as the triage/ICU supervisor.  Emergency medicine is where she honed her technical and nursing skis. Nicole began working at Mayo Veterinary Services in 2015 where she serves as practice director. She manages services for over 40 hospitals where she assists in surgery. Nicole accompanies the Dr. Mayo the practice owner around the country teaching veterinarians and veterinary technicians how to successfully manage medical emergencies particularly as they occur in a surgical setting. Nicole has been a speaker at both local and national veterinary conferences as well as at veterinary universities where she also took part in a documentary series on regenerative medicine for the British Veterinary Medical Association. Nicole is a regular in commercials, infomercials, news and radio specials as well as featured in several how-to instructional videos for veterinary professionals. In 2017, Nicole was elected to be the President of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians and has been teaching animal basic and advanced life support for many years.  Nicole has been teaching Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid as well as Canine and Feline CPR and Advanced Life Support to veterinary professionals and is trained and certified as an animal CPR and emergency response instructor.


Madison Borrelli

Virtual Assistant

Maddie is a graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where she earned a degree in physics.  She has been an instructor of Pet Emergency Education’s canine and feline PetCPR class in Rhode Island for several years. Her dog Jango is her best friend and she is happy to help other people learn about how to best care for their animals.  Madison will soon be bringing Jango with her to Arizona State University where she will be enrolled in the PhD program for planetary science.


Company Mascot- Cootie

Cootie is a fun loving Jack Russell/Min Pin mix who’s antics have caught the eye of many on social media.  He loves his outdoor adventures with his mom and dad, the owners of Pet Emergency Education.