Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

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Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

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Course Information

Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

When people think of first aid, they often do not think about their pets. Pets have accidents the same as humans and knowing what to do should the worst happen is a simple thing to learn with basic training. Pet first aid is not aimed to replace veterinary care but it will help you to recognise an emergency, calm your pet and reduce the risks of delayed treatment.

This 3-hour Pet First Aid course is ideal for pet owners, pet sitters, dog walkers, groomers, pet boarding, pet stores and veterinary practices. 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. For pet businesses and dog day care activities, the Pet First Aid course will help to ensure that you meet and maintain the standards as required for a license to be granted. 

Spaces on Pet First Aid courses are limited to a maximum of 12 people. A hands-on approach ensures that attendees practise first aid skills and have the confidence to use them in a real life situation.

On completion of the course, attendees with receive an official certificate which is valid for three years and a certified CPD statement. An annual refresher course is highly recommended. This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required.

Attendees completing our Pet First Aid courses receive access to an online video library and course manual for refreshing skills and reference through ProTrainings.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to the course
  • Pet First Aid course overview
  • Meet your vet
  • 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
  • What to do if your cat has an accident
  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Pet CPR
  • 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
  • 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

Price for this course

Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)
£ 45 for 1 attendee
  • £42.98 each for 2 attendees
  • £40.95 each for 3 attendees
  • £38.93 each for 4 attendees
  • £36.90 each for 5 attendees
  • £34.88 each for 6 attendees
  • £32.85 each for 7 attendees
  • £30.83 each for 8 attendees
  • £28.80 each for 9 attendees
  • £26.78 each for 10 attendees
  • £24.38 each for 11 attendees
  • £22.50 each for 12 attendees

Prices are inclusive of your training and certificate.

A discount is applied for each additional learner attending a course. A full course of 12 learners is priced at 50% off!

Travel costs will be added to the prices above at a rate of 30p per mile from our office in Plympton.

Booking enquiry

If you would like to book this course, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. 

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