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WestVet Veterinarians Teaching Community Education Classes

WestVet staff often share their talents and knowledge through Continuing Education seminars offered to veterinary professionals around the valley. However, next month they are presenting classes for pet owners, too.

This fall you can join WestVet’s Dr. Teri Dowdell, a certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and Dr. Laura Lefkowitz, an Emergency and Critical Veterinarian, for information on helping your older dog enjoy a high quality of life during its golden years.WestVet offers Canine Rehabilitation for Older Dogs to keep their Mobility

 “The Geriatric Years of Your Dog,” offered by Boise Schools Community Education program will be held on Mon. October 7. Register for this course, HERE.

During class you will enjoy a small group discussion with two practicing veterinarians. Topics include tips on how to improve your dog’s mobility and quality of life as it ages, nutrition for older dogs, pain management, physical therapy options, exercise programs and end-of- life considerations—terrific and informative class for anyone with furry “seniors” in their lives.

Dr. Hazel Carney, a nationally renowned Feline Behavior Specialist, will presenting a course on “Busting the Myths of Kitten Behavior – How to Grow a Great Cat.”  Class is scheduled for Wed. October 16, from 6 – 7:30 PM. Join us to learn how you can make a big difference in your feline interactions as an adult cat’s behavior results from genetics, feline nurturing, and human interactions that a kitten receives. You may register for this course HERE.Kitten and Cat classes offered through Boise Schools Community Education at WestVet

We will offer two courses of American Red Cross Dog First Aid. Learn the skills that might help save your best friend’s life! This course will teach you how to handle canine breathing and cardiac emergencies, how to identify symptoms of stress and illness, how to prepare for an emergency and so much more!


Saturday, Sept. 28. 1-4 PM. Register HERE.

Monday, Oct. 21, 6-9 PM. Register HERE.

Read more about the American Red Cross Dog First Aid Course HERE.

You will have the opportunity to practice skills for CPR, rescue breathing, muzzling, and bandaging work. Students will also take home an instructional reference guide and DVD, you can see an example HERE. Students will receive a certificate of completion from the American Red Cross for completing the course.

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 contact them at 208.854.4047.

All classes will offer a tour of the WestVet Animal hospital at the conclusion


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