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Pet First Aid Training

Being a mindful pet owner is all about being the best owner you can be for your beloved pet, and I believe that knowledge is the key to you reaching your full potential as an owner.

As a vet, I sometimes take the knowledge and skills that now come so naturally to me for granted, and it wasn't until my poor husband got left with our troublesome pack for a week while I went on holiday that we both realised how unprepared he was (and I think a lot of owners would be in the same situation) to deal with any accidents or injuries that can (and did!) happen.  


I have always been passionate about teaching people (although apparently not my husband, sorry again!) and I decided I wanted to be able to share some of my clinical knowledge - and so here we are offering pet first aid training.

As I said earlier, knowledge is the key to becoming a Mindful Pet Owner, but how best to give you that knowledge?  The human brain is a magical creature so not everyone learns the same way.  That is why the pet first aid courses are built to provide information to you in multiple ways.  As part of the course you get access to an extensive library of online lectures and videos, written course notes, as well as a 4 hour workshop with a qualified pet first aid instructor (that's me by the way).  Yes I am a vet and qualified to teach pet first aid, but I've also recently completed a certified instructor course which took almost 100 hours of training just so I can ensure I am an effective teacher for you all.

The Pet First Aid workshops include a mixture of group discussions, lectures, and practical sessions - all aimed at empowering you with the knowledge and ability to identify an emergency and to act accordingly before being able to get your pet to the vet.​  The demo materials we have, while they might be a little creepy when you first meet them, are fabulous because they simulate real life scenarios giving you a more realistic experience.

Another great thing about the courses is they are not just for pet owners, they are also appropriate for pet professionals e.g. dog walkers, doggy daycare staff, pet groomers, security staff working with dogs, police dog units, the list goes on!

The nitty gritty about the different courses I offer, available dates and prices, a very extensive list of everything that is covered within the courses (it's a long list so you might want to get yourself a snack!) and details about my certification can all be found below.


As with everything, if you have any questions at all, please contact me via the link at the very bottom of this page.


Certification Details




Available Courses

Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)​

This course is ideal for pet owners or pet professionals. It covers

the main first aid subjects for Dogs and Cats but this information

is also suitable for most other animals. Understanding basic first

aid for your pet will give you the skills to assist them and prevent

them from getting worse before professional help is given by

your vet.

Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

This course is similar to our Pet First Aid course but for those who

just want a course that only covers dogs. 

Security Dog First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

We have designed this course to meet the NASDU learning outcomes 

and added a few extra modules to ensure full understanding. This

qualification is also endorsed by TQUK to give an extra level of


Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) - Blended Part 2

Advanced Pet First Aid level 3 (VTQ) covers much more detail about

the different injuries and illnesses that can affect dogs and cats. The

course has been designed to give the pet owner or pet professional

much more information in order to be able to detect early when

something is wrong and give the appropriate care.

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) Blended Part 2

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) covers much more

details about the different injuries and illnesses that can affect dogs

and cats. The course has been designed to give the pet professional

much more information in order to be able to detect early when

something is wrong and give the appropriate care.  It is aimed to meet

the level 3 pet first aid requirements for pet professionals laid down by

the latest government and council guidance.

Upcoming Dates

















Online and Practical Sessions Included in Your Course

  • Pet First Aid Course Overview

  • Pet first aid and the law

  • The vet and your role in first aid

  • When is Veterinary Care Required

  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency

  • Car Accidents

  • Pet Proofing your home

  • How pets show pain

  • Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal

  • Taking a Pulse

  • Pet First Aid Kits

  • CPR, Pet Accidents and First Aid

  • What to do if your cat has an accident

  • Breathing and respiratory problems

  • Pet CPR Introduction

  • Pet CPR

  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration

  • Drowning and Treatment

  • Shock

  • Pet fractures treatment

  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet

  • Types of Bleeding

  • Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding

  • Pet wrap bandages

  • Paw Problems

  • Nail and Claw Injuries

  • Bandaging the Ear

  • Bandaging the tail and tail injuries

  • Bandage aftercare

  • Dog Digestive Process

  • Vomiting in Animals

  • Dehydration in pets

  • Pets and Illnesses

  • Stings on animals

  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke

  • Hypothermia Treatment

  • Choking Overview

  • Choking

  • Snake Bites on Pets

  • Fleas

  • Ticks

  • Insect Stings

  • Fly Strike

  • Seizures and Epilepsy

  • Alabama foot rot

  • Blue-green algae

  • Diabetes

  • The Older Dog

  • Smaller pets

  • Reptiles

  • Fireworks and thunderstorms

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