Canine First Aid
Dog First Aid Courses For Canine Professionals
Could you save a pet’s life in an emergency?
The next course is scheduled for
Monday, 23rd January 2017
at 6.30 to 9.30pm at the Central Sussex College, Harlands Road,
Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1LT
Don’t miss out on the chance to become a canine first aider.
If you work with canine companions then this is a vital course for you.
Please include your full name, name of business and contact email and number and a member of the team will contact you to secure your place on the course.
Full payment will be needed 2 weeks in advance.
Our First Course Date of 2017
Haywards Heath Monday 23rd January 2017
Haywards Heath Central Sussex College 6:30 – 9:30pm
The course costs £55+VAT for the first attendee from your group, and £50+VAT for any additional employees and is a 3 hour evening course. Price includes all course materials including reference manual to take home, exam and certificate (subject to passing exam). Students who achieve their certificate will be added to Our Pet Care Professionals Directory – A list of pet care professionals recommended by us, The Mewes Vets Ltd. The Directory will link directly to your website or Facebook page.
In addition, successful students will be given social media support for their future campaigns. Students who do not pass on their first attempt will be invited to The Mewes Vets to sit the exam again – at no extra charge.
- First Aid manual to take home in alphabetical order.
- 3 hours of expert tuition.
- All course material.
- Examination to check your understanding.
- First Aid certificate on successful completion of the course.
- Your business features on The Mewes Business Directory on successful completion (The Mewes Vets site receives over 1000 visits each week).
- Refreshments during course.
- Opportunity to re-sit the exam free of charge should you need to.
What the course has to offer:
The 3 hour course features:
- a series of short illustrated talks interspersed by practical learning by Julia Mewes MRCVS, who has been a Vet for over 25 years, has taught many RVNs, and is herself a trained human First Aider.
- an examination to ensure understanding and certificate for those that reach 90%.
- one to one Practical skills session, including cardiac massage
- an extensive course Handbook for each attendee included in the cost, alphabetalised for ease of use during an emergency.
Trained people react better and quicker in a canine emergency. Dogs are not mini humans. The course focuses on the differences between humans and canines, as they affect emergency situations.
At the end of the course attendees will be able to:
- Manage the whole emergency situation
- Keep themselves and others safe
- Recognise when the best choice is just to get to the Vet ASAP
- Perform a primary patient survey, assessing if CPR is required
- Start Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Perform a secondary patient survey, assessing for other injuries
- Learn some practical skills including finding a canine pulse and apex beat; testing the corneal reflex; recognise abnormal mucous membrane colour; perform artificial respiration and cardiac massage; place a muzzle, bandage and tourniquet and move an injured animal, and transport it to the Vets safely.
Feedback from previous attendees:
“Fantastic, I really enjoyed it, thank you! The practical elements were excellent. An absolute must for all canine professionals and owners.” Zoe Orman, dog fosterer and Trainer of Human First Aid to British Red Cross volunteers.
“Very interesting, well presented. Covered all key areas needed in an emergency situation in a clearly presented form. A course that everyone working with dogs should go on. Excellent.” Tina Iggulden, Dog owner and trainee Animal Behaviourist.