This course is tailored to those who work with pets and need to know comprehensive Pet First Aid.
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Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 8 hours and 29 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
£39.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

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.

The course also covers the anatomy and physiology of animals and different first aid treatments that are available.  Although the treatment is basically the same between dogs and cats, the advanced course has a dedicated section to cats. We can also provide a free business certificate to place on the wall of your business to show your clients you are all trained.

This course is a ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ) and is ideal for pet professionals or individuals.

This course can be taken in two ways:

As an online course - With this, you work through the course over 6 hours and learn from the videos but there is no practical module. We recommend that you complete a practical module locally with one of our approved instructors.. You can add a practical module at any time and for more details contact us or your local instructor.

As a blended course - Blended training is where you complete the online module (6 hours) and a practical module (approx 6 hours) locally with an approved instructor where you also cover practical subjects to gain the full qualification certificate.

This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate as an online course - With this, you work through the course over 6 hours and learn from the videos but there is no practical module. We recommend that you complete a practical module locally with one of our approved instructors.. You can add a practical module at any time and for more details contact us or your local instructor.

As a blended course - Blended training is where you complete the online module (6 hours) and a practical module (approx 6 hours) locally with an approved instructor where you also cover practical subjects to gain the full qualification certificate.

This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Dog walkers
  • Kennels
  • Pet stores
  • Vet nurses
  • Vet students
  • Instructors
  • Groomers

This course comes with 10.0 hrs (18.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 8 hours and 29 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For a full list please visit our pet professional first aid training page.

Introduction to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals

  • Introduction to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals
  • Endorsed pet first aid certificate option (extra cost)
  • Meet your vet
  • Pet first aid and the law
  • The vet and your role in first aid
  • The role of the pet first aider
  • When is Veterinary Care Required
  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
  • Car Accident
  • Car accidents - injuries and treatment
  • Pet Proofing your home
  • Please rescue my pets stickers
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Dog Microchipping

Precautions and Safety

  • Dog Muzzles
  • Use Of Gloves
  • Approaching A Pet That Has Been Injured
  • Preventing accidents

Pet Anatomy and Physiology

  • External Anatomy
  • Internal Anatomy
  • Dog Digestive Process
  • Blood vessels
  • Types of bones
  • Breathing mechanisms
  • Circulation system
  • Types of joints
  • The nervous system
  • The Muscular System

First Aid Kits and Equipment

  • Pet First Aid Kits
  • Advanced Pet First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Spray
  • Blood stop powder
  • Spray on plaster
  • Elizabethan Collars
  • Pet First Aid Wipes
  • Pet wrap bandages
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Using a foil blanket

Checking a Pets health

  • Initial Assessment
  • Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal
  • Gum Colour
  • Collecting a urine sample
  • How pets show pain
  • How pets show pain - additional vets comments
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Taking the Temperature
  • Vital signs
  • Comprehensive assessment and checking vital signs example
  • Taking the rectal temperature

Pet Accidents and First Aid

  • Classifications of an emergency
  • Pet Recovery Position
  • What to do if your cat has an accident

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR

  • Pet CPR Introduction
  • Pet CPR
  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
  • Drowning and Treatment
  • Near and secondary drowning
  • Near and secondary drowning - vets comments
  • How realistic is Pet CPR - hear what our vet says
  • Oxygen and your pet
  • Administration of Oxygen

Choking

  • Choking Overview
  • Choking

Bleeding Control

  • Types of Bleeding
  • Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
  • Pets and tourniquets
  • New commercial Tourniquets for Dogs
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Haemostatic dressings on animals
  • Shock
  • Shock - vets comment

Different Conditions you may see

  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Sneezing
  • Dehydration in pets
  • Lethargy
  • Urination Problems
  • Weakness and collapse
  • Weakness and collapse - additional vets comments
  • Hair loss and skin conditions
  • Cataracts

Injuries

  • Suspected fractures
  • Pet fractures treatment
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
  • Spinal injuries
  • Paw Problems
  • Paws and Claws
  • Nail and Claw Injuries
  • Eye problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Ear problems
  • General bandaging
  • Bandaging the Ear
  • Bandaging the tail and tail injuries
  • Bandaging the body
  • Fight wounds
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Mouth and dental problems
  • Animal bites and scratches on pets
  • Small cuts scratches and grazes
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Stings on animals
  • Ibuprofen and pets
  • Carbon Monoxide and pets
  • Poisoning
  • Vet poison information line
  • Inducing Vomiting in a Dog
  • Inducing vomiting - vets comments
  • Snake Bites on Pets
  • Pet burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Electric shocks - vets comments
  • Cruciate Ligament
  • Falls from height

Illness

  • Pets and Illnesses
  • Bloat
  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke
  • Hyperthermia - vets comments
  • Hypothermia Treatment
  • Hypothermia - vets comments
  • Vomiting in Animals
  • Vomiting causes and types
  • Vomiting - vets comments
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies in pets
  • Allergic reactions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cushings Disease
  • Nose and respiratory problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coughing and kennel cough
  • More about Kennel Cough
  • Diarrhoea in animals
  • Stomach conditions
  • Rabies
  • Alabama foot rot
  • Blue-green algae
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Pyometra

Parasites that affect pets

  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Ticks and Lyme disease
  • Insect Stings
  • Fly Strike
  • Lungworm
  • Processionary caterpillars
  • Insect stings

Cats

  • Restraining a Cat
  • Cats and Heights
  • Paws and Claws
  • Cat Vaccinations
  • Cat Worming and Treatment
  • Pedigree Cats
  • The Pregnant Cat
  • Adult Cats
  • Cat flu

Different types and sizes of animals

  • The Older Dog
  • Brachycephalic dogs
  • Smaller pets
  • Reptiles

Summary to Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals

  • Fireworks and thunderstorms
  • Advanced pet first aid practical (optional and extra fee)
  • Summary to Advanced Pet First Aid
  • Advanced Pet First Aid Open Response Questions V1.0
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V8.2
  • Animal Poisons Line Leaflet
  • Animal Poisons Line Poster Image
  • Animal Poisons Line sticker image
  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to use Celox granules
  • Link to Cat World, a digital monthly cat magazine
  • Link to Pure Bengals, the kittens in the cat care videos
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • Pet First Aid Trained logo that you can add to your websites, social media and leaflets. Jpeg file
  • Pet first aid CPR flowchart
  • ProTrainings Pet First Aid Dog Bodily Statistics - Handout
  • ProTrainings Pet First Aid Handout - Normal Temperatures Pulse Rates and Respiration Rates for Pets
  • ProTrainings Pet Vital Signs Handout
  • STAT Tourniquet leaflet - for humans and pets
  • Tick Remover Tools are available from our store on this link
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Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What People are Saying

“Loved doing this course was very thorough and professional. Will help a lot in my pet care business. ”

- Amanda from CA
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