Pet First Aid Course

Event cancellations due to Coronavirus

As you will be aware, the recent Government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many areas of society, with many difficult decisions being made to protect the health of the public and slow the spread of the virus

Having carefully considered our own priorities and actions relating to the delivery of our Pet First Aid courses we have regrettably taken the decision to cancel all courses from today until further notice for two reasons:

  1. To support Government guidelines on social distancing and unnecessary travel
  2. Our delivery team of Community and Education nurses will be redeployed to support our 48 Pet Hospitals across the UK, to treat sick and injured pets during this difficult time

Protecting public health must be our priority, balanced with the need for providing essential and emergency veterinary care throughout our hospital network.


We are not currently taking bookings

We will not be taking any further bookings at this time for future courses, however, as soon as we resume our normal service delivery we will re-open the courses. Meanwhile, you can still learn about Pet First Aid with our free downloadable guide:

Pet First Aid courses

Due to Coronavirus we are not currently taking bookings. For more info please read the above.

Please note - due to the increase in demand for our Pet First Aid courses we have had to introduce a small administration / booking fee of £5.00 per person* (non-refundable & non- transferable) (Including VAT)

*When booking reopens: Payment is taken via PayPal at the time of booking – please have your card details or Paypal account details ready.


Keeping our pets safe takes many important skills – including a knowledge of first aid in an emergency – this course provides a mixture of theory, discussion and practical tasks and covers the following subjects:

  • Recognising normal for your pet
  • Heatstroke
  • Bandaging
  • Bloat
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Resuscitation
  • Being prepared


What does the course involve?

Our ‘Pet First Aid’ workshop provides 4-6 hours training.

The focus for the day is on being able to identify when something isn’t right with a pet and being able to act accordingly in an emergency situation before you get to the vet.  We’ll also take a look at how you can prevent some emergencies from occurring in the first place.  Delegates will leave with knowledge on how to prevent, identify and take the appropriate action in the case of an emergency.

It is delivered by our Community and Education Vet Nurses through a mixture of:

  • Facilitator led theory work
  • Group discussion
  • Case studies
  • Video examples
  • Practical exercises


At the end of the course you will be able to test your knowledge on what you’ve learnt by completing our online quiz.  You have 7 days and 3 attempts to pass the quiz, once you’ve done that we’ll email your course certificate to you.

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