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

Each month WestVet specialists, doctors, and technicians provide Continuing Education seminars to enable veterinary professional to maintain Idaho state accreditation. In addition, we partner with Boise Schools Community Education program to provide informational classes for pet owners. Here the early 2015 courses at WestVet:

Dog First Aid Courses. Join WestVet’s Nursing Directors Pam Knowles and Erica Mattox for American Red Cross Dog First Aid.Dog First Aid Classes at WestVet with Boise Schools Community Education, Winter 2015 In this important course, you will learn the critical skills that may save your best friend’s life! Topics include canine breathing, cardiac emergencies, identifying symptoms of stress and illness, as well as preventative advice on emergency preparation. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice CPR skills, rescue breathing, muzzling, and bandaging work.

Two sessions are available. You may register HERE.

For more information about the American Red Cross Dog First Aid Course, click HERE

Participants receive a certificate of completion from the American Red Cross.

Help! My Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box! New for spring 2015, Dr. Hazel Carney, Feline Behaviorist, will provide help for owners whose cats are opting to forgo the litter box in favor of the carpet, the closet, or behind the couch. Help My Cat Won't Use the Litter Box - Pet owner classes with WestVet and Dr. Hazel Carney Dr. Carney recently co-authored and published the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) veterinary owner guidelines on preventing and overcoming house-soiling issues with cats.

Don’t be discouraged! There is help for these finicky felines. Learn the simple environment changes that can create a more inviting space for your cat.  Class designed for both long-time owners and new cat families, too. You may register for this course HERE. This course is a 2-for-1, one person registers and two may attend.

All 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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