In today’s Veterinary blog: Pet Owners are invited to join WestVet Veterinarian Professionals for Community Education Classes.

Every month WestVet specialists, doctors, and technicians provide Continuing Education lectures that enable area veterinary professional to maintain Idaho state accreditation. In addition, we partner with Boise Schools Community Education program to provide informational classes for pet owners.WestVet Dog First Aid Classes for Pet owners Our spring 2015 courses at WestVet include:

Dog First Aid Courses. Join WestVet’s Nursing Directors Pam Knowles and Erica Mattox for American Red Cross Dog First Aid. In this important course, you will learn the critical skills that may save your best friend’s life.

The team members who lead this class have earned additional veterinary technician credentials—both are certified as Veterinary Technician Specialists (Emergency & Critical Care). WestVet is the only veterinary hospital in Idaho to employ Certified Veterinary Technicians with additional Veterinary Technician Specialty training in emergency and critical care. They will provide crucial information on what to look for in a pet emergency, how to respond quickly to health issues and how to provide basic first aid for the four-legged members of your family. This important preparation will help you remain calm and effective in an emergency.

  • Understanding basic pet owner responsibilitiesWestVet offers American Red Cross Dog First Aid Classes for pet owners in the Treasure Valley
  • Administering medicine
  • Managing breathing
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Managing urgent care situation
  • Identifying symptoms of stress and/or illness
  • Treating wounds
  • Treating electrical shock
  • Caring for eye, foot and ear injuries
  • Preparing for disasters

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice CPR skills, rescue breathing, muzzling, and bandaging work.

Two sessions are available in the evenings, Thurs. May 7, or Tues. May 19. You may register HERE.

For more information about the American Red Cross Dog First Aid Course, click HERE. Classes with Community Education include a tour of the WestVet Emergency Hospital.  

We hope you will join us for class this year!

Our employees volunteer to teach with Boise Schools Community Education; all tuition and fees support this important program in the Treasure Valley. If you have any questions, you may contact them at 208.854.4047.


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