Classroom day for the Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3
CPD Certified Training Approved by Skills for Care

This course is the practical day for those who have completed the online part and now wish to complete a practical one day face to face course to practice the skills they have learnt.

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.

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

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
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V8.2
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • 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
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