The student veterinary chapter at Colorado State University is offering a first aid program from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 30 that will prepare pet owners for pet emergencies. The half-day program will be held in Room ACC 120 in the Argus Wing at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins.
The six-hour program, which will train pet owners to handle emergency situations until they can get their pets to a veterinarian, covers topics including pet CPR, bandaging wounds, common poisons or toxins that pets ingest, and treating insect stings, snakebites, trauma and heat stroke.
"This class offers a wonderful opportunity for pet owners to learn how to manage emergency situations efficiently," said Robyn Murray, veterinary student and vice president of the sponsor organization, the student chapter of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society. "If pet owners are aware and confident in the case of an emergency, they can increase the chance of their pet’s survival before the pet arrives at the emergency clinic."
Participants can register early or pay at the door. The cost for the program is $40 if postmarked before April 3 and $45 after that date. Lunch will be provided. Early registration is recommended. Registration forms are available online at http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/sveccs and can also be requested by contacting Robyn Murray at (970) 204-4761 or sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal first aid kits will be available to purchase for $30 at the seminar or can be pre-ordered at the time of early registration.
For more information, call Robyn Murray at (970) 204-4761 or send e-mail to SVECCS@colostate.edu.