This veterinary approved and externally accredited online course is written and designed by a qualified registered veterinary nurse and clinicial animal behaviourist. It has been designed for pet professionals, fulfilling Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. However, it is suitable for pet owners too.
The course is made up of multiple learning processes, such as written content, video demonstrations, downloadable resources and suggested tasks. There are no exams, but to obtain your certificate you must answer some multiple choice questions. Like human first aid, it is recommended that you refresh your skills every three years.
- To recognise and respond to a range of first aid situations.
- To carry out a safe assessment of the dog.
- To carry out basic first aid treatments whilst waiting for veterinary attention.
- Basic principles, safe handling, up-to-date CPR and much more.
- See full course curriculum below.
- Written with the benefit of practical veterinary experience.
- Information and content based on the latest veterinary standards.
- Life saving techniques based on internationally recognised authority in veterinary CPR.
- Easy-to-digest lessons give you the flexibility to learn at home at your own pace.
- Recorded video demonstrations.
- Tutor and technical support available.
- Lifetime access to dip in and out of the course whenever you need to refresh your knowledge.
- Accredited CPD certificate of completion.
- CPD reflection for professional portfolio and CPD log.
- CPD transcript for prospective employers.
- Unique ‘Accredited First Aider’ membership graphic to use on your website or social media.
- Quick reference E-Book.
- Works on computers, tablets & smartphones.
- Dog owners
- Dog walkers
- Dog groomers
- Dog carers / sitters
- Dog trainers
- Dog kennels / hotels
- Animal behaviourists
- Pet professionals
The course recognises that the veterinary surgeons act 1966 restricts the diagnosis and treatment of an animal by another person other than a qualified and registered veterinary surgeon. However any lay person can carry out first aid in an emergency situation.
This course is NOT designed to replace veterinary treatment and attention. For all first aid cases, a veterinary surgeon should be contacted as soon as possible.
The course content was thorough and there was a great use of video footage to support the written content and provide visual explanation of certain procedures. The website is very easy to use and the quiz at the end of each topic was useful to monitor learning. The content was thorough although I would have liked to see ‘drowning’ covered in this course.
The course is well set out and easy to follow. I completed the course over 3 days, dipping in and out. I liked the way that you could proceed at your own pace. The content was good and informative. The videos too were excellent resources. I am very impressed that at any time I can read the course content which is very reassuring to have that facility going forward.
The course is impressively structured and planned, offering informative written explanations, diagrams, and videos. Every lesson is useful, straightforward, and simple to understand. The videos are thorough and highly valuable. I definitely feel more confident after finishing this dog first aid course.
Online course suited me perfectly as I am a home dog boarder so couldn’t attend a session. Was able to complete over a few days when time and furry guests allowed. Well set out modules with a combination of learning styles used. Highly recommend.