WestVet Veterinarian Professionals Teaching Community Education Classes for Pet Owners this Fall.

You may not be aware that WestVet specialists, doctors, and veterinary technicians lead monthly Continuing Education seminars for veterinary professional accreditation around the valley. However, next month they are presenting classes for pet owners, too in partnership with Boise Schools Community Education Program.

Dog First Aid Courses. We invite dog owners to join WestVet’s Nursing Directors Pam Knowles and Erica Mattox for American Red Cross Dog First Aid. In this course, you will learn the skills that might help save your best friend’s life! WestVet offers Dog First Aid Course for Pet Owners through community EducationTopics include canine breathing, cardiac emergencies, identifying symptoms of stress and illness, as well as preventative advice on how to prepare for an emergency. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice CPR skills, rescue breathing, muzzling, and bandaging work.

There are two sessions for this course in October; the course fee is $55. You may register HERE.

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

Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the American Red Cross for completing the course.

Common Veterinary Emergencies. New for fall 2014, one of WestVet’s Emergency Veterinarians, Dr. Laura Lefkowitz, will teach “Common Veterinary Emergencies.” Dr. Lefkowitz has extensive experience as an emergency veterinarian. She has been part of the WestVet team for the last ten years; that’s in addition to her previous years’ experience working at family veterinary clinics earlier in her career.

During this course she will teach what symptoms constitute a veterinary emergency, the technique to perform a brief physical exam on your pet, and the common emergencies treated at a 24-hour veterinary emergency hospital.

There are two sessions available for this course in October. You may register HERE. This course is a 2-for-1, tuition is $18; one person registers and two may attend.

We hope you will join us for class this fall!

Our employees volunteer to teach with Boise Schools Community Education; all tuition and fees support that wonderful program. If you have any questions, you may call 208.854.4047.

All classes will offer a tour of the WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Hospital at completion.


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