Registration Includes: 2 CPR certification wallet cards, An official certificate, a 2 year subscription to our online Animal Emergency Resource Center, your choice of the 88 page full color reference guide either as an interactive, hosted e-book (View Only/Cannot be Printed) or an e-book with also a printed copy of the reference guide (additional $24.95), businesses, organizations and groups may request a professional, frameable certificate and window decal, to hang in their place of business to promote that their staff/members are certified.
Our program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. The class is designed to teach the average person how to perform emergency first aid for their pet prior to ascertaining veterinary care.**
*This class will certify the participant in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid*.
This is a lecture style class with a hands on session focused on CPR for dogs and cats. The skills and topics covered in this class include:
- Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals
- How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency
- How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals
- How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care
- How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings
- Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency
- How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, choking and more
- How to performing the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)
First aid supplies such as pet first aid kits, respiration barrier masks, etc are available to purchase with your registration. Visit our online store for a list of items. Small items such as barrier masks, blankets, bowls, etc purchased up to 5 business days prior to the class will be delivered to you at the class. Larger items such as pet first aid kits are mailed directly to you at the shipping address provided in checkout. Any and all items purchased 5 days or less will be mailed to you with your cards and certificates on the next business day after the class is held. Registrations received after the preregistration period (5 business days immediately prior to a class) or walk in registrations are subject to a $5 late fee and the late registrant will have their cards, manual and any retail mailed to them within 5-7 days after the class.
Although emergency first aid can improve the outcome of an animal that is experiencing a medical emergency, our company and our instructors will recommend that owners/caregivers seek veterinary care in all instances.
About the Instructor
NICOLE LAFOREST LVT, RVT, CCFT
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.
“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.”
3 Professional CEUs to licensed veterinarians (click here to read our continuing education policy for veterinary professionals)
Although Pet Emergency Education teaches the most current industry standards for animal CPR, we are in no way affiliated with the RECOVER Initiative, its affiliated organizations or its RECOVER training programs.
Approved to award 3.5 CEU to CCPDT Dog Trainers, 3 CEU to members of Pet Sitters International, 3.5 CEU to members of IAABC, 3 CEU to members of IACP, 3 CEU to PACCC and 3 CEU to members of NADOI.