Colorado State University Veterinary Students Offer Pet-Saving Tips on First Aid Day

Learn how to save an animal’s life during the annual Colorado State University Pet First Aid Day. CSU veterinarians and veterinary students will provide key skills about what to do during a medical emergency involving a cat or dog from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Road.

The day, sponsored by the CSU student chapter of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, will cover skills such as pet CPR, bandaging wounds, and responding to poisonings, insect stings, snakebites, heat stroke, trauma and other critical incidents. Pet owners will learn to manage emergency situations in a way that increases the chance of the pet’s survival while they transport it to an emergency veterinary clinic.

Early registration before April 6 is $25. Registration after that date, and at the door, is $30. Space is limited, and registration is required.

First aid kits for pets also are available for $30 at the workshop. The kits contain most items needed or a basic emergency along with information about normal and concerning heart rates, temperatures and other values for dogs and cats. Kits can be preordered at the time of registration and picked up at the class.

Registration forms and more information are available at or by emailing