Welcome to this veterinary approved and externally accredited First Aid for Dogs course.

Would you know how to save your dog’s life in an emergency?
This veterinary approved and accredited online course is suitable for pet owners and pet professionals, fulfilling continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. Covering a range of topics with video demonstrations, downloads to keep, tutor help if you need it and a final accredited course certificate.

The course has been designed for pet professionals, fulfilling continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. However, it is suitable for pet owners too.

This course concentrates on the dog although many of the first aid principles apply to other mammals too as the body systems work in a very similar way.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Recognise a range of First aid situations.
  • Be able to carry out a safe assessment of the animal.
  • Be able to respond to a range of first aid situations.
  • Have the confidence to carry out basic first aid treatments whilst waiting for veterinary attention.

1. The course recognises that the veterinary surgeons act 1966 restricts the diagnosis and treatment of an animal by another person other than a qualified and registered veterinary surgeon. However any lay person can carry out first aid in an emergency situation.

2. For all first aid cases, a veterinary surgeon should be contacted as soon as possible.

The course is not designed to replace veterinary treatment.


Instructed videos guide you through lessons such as Restraining, Assessment, Cardiac arrest and carrying out cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Dealing with Haemorrhage and more.


Navigate easily between informative lessons and broken down topics, structured with photos, diagrams, videos and notes which makes this course easy to follow and understand.

No Exams

There are NO exams just some self-assessment multiple-choice questions at the end of each module and don’t worry if you fail – you can look back through your completed lessons and retake the test.

Registered Veterinary Nurse, Cert.Ed. Full Member of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. ABTC Registered Clinical Animal Behaviour Counsellor.




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