Pet Emergency CPR & First Aid Certification Class

Host a Private Class for Your School, Hospital, or Special Event.

Private classes are not open to the public. Registration for individual participants is required.

This class is ideal for anyone who loves animals including animal professionals, obedience trainers, kennel staff, pet retailers, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, groomers, First Responders, Fire/EMT, and pet owners. This course will provide an overview of what to do for a pet in an emergency situation prior to getting veterinary care. The curriculum for all classes is developed by licensed veterinary professionals using veterinary industry-standard methods of emergency medical care.

*Course is approved to award continuing education credit for qualified professional organizations*

Learning Objectives:

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

Managing & providing first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, choking, and more

How to perform the most current industry-standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats

Course participants will receive the following:

(PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)

A copy of our 88+ page full-color Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Reference Guide E-book

(printed books may be purchased for an additional $24.95)

2-year subscription to the Pet Emergency Education Online Resource Center

Copyright access to use the PetCPR+ logo to promote that you are certified

Upon completion of this class participants will be certified in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid**

Registration Process for Private Classes: The first step is to fill out the form below to request a class. Someone from Pet Emergency Education office will contact you within a day or two after we receive the request form to schedule the date with the instructor. Once the class is scheduled the contact person for your group must register all of your participants with the link they will provide to you. The names and payment must be received at least 3 business days prior to the class.


*In the Online Request Form, Add Marissa Runnels in Text Box that states: If you are requesting a specific instructor to teach your class, please enter their name here.


Payment for Private Classes: Private classes can be paid for by debit/credit card at the secure link we will provide for you. You may also pay by check, however, the check must be received at least 7 days prior to the class. Instructors do not accept payments. Another option is for your participants to register and pay for themselves. If participants will be registering and paying for themselves we will provide a private link on our website enabling them to register directly through our office. Private classes may not be open to the public and are restricted to the host’s staff or members unless otherwise negotiated with Pet Emergency Education.