Pet First Aid Course

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

2018 Course dates are updated throughout the year

Due to limited spaces available, book your workshop today. You’ll receive 4-6 hours of training.  Courses may vary from split sessions to our one day course

How to check course dates and book your place

We are offering our workshop spaces at venues across the UK throughout 2018.

Book your place here.

You will be asked to create an online account to register and once you have selected your venue and date, will receive a booking confirmation with further information on venues.

 

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.

Who is the workshop suitable for? 

The course has been designed for adult learners but is also suitable for sensible learners of secondary school age.

If you own, look after or work with pets this course is ideal for you. As we have a limited number of places available in 2018, we are offering these on a first come first served basis. If you would like to register your interest for future workshops, please e-mail us at petwise@pdsa.org.uk.

 

What you’ll need to bring on the day

Please come to the course prepared with:

  • To allow us to use our charitable resources in the most effective way please bring pen and paper with you to take notes as we are unable to provide handouts for this course.
  • Suitable clothing to be able to carry out emergency techniques (trousers/jeans advised) 
  • Lunch (we are unable to provide cooking/warming facilities)


This course is provided free of charge, we welcome donations to ensure we are able to continue to provide future courses and to treat pets in need in our veterinary hospitals across the UK. An envelope will be provided on the day for cash/cheque donations.

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