Animal Management

Principles of First Aid for Cats and Dogs (CL7)


This is a one day course that will be split into theory lessons with practical animal first aid practical sessions


Suitable for anyone with an interest cats and dogs and their possible first aid needs, also suitable for anyone looking to go into the veterinary care assistant role course includes an introduction to animal first aid, including the rules, aims and limitations of animal first aid, contents of an animal first aid box and there uses in animal emergencies. Assessing emergencies, reporting emergencies, and transporting animals to veterinary treatment. The course will also cover the treatment required for common first aid emergencies including, CPR, recovery position, how to treat chocking, bleeding, stings and bites, shock, hypo / hyperthermia. With a look into common household poisons and their effects on animals and what to do if an animal has contact with or ingests a poisonous substance.


Am I Ready?

An interest the care of cats and dogs – interest in veterinary care assistant role  

Course Details

Introduction to animal first aid – rules, aims and limitations

Assessing emergencies, reporting, and transporting animals in emergencies

Animal first aid kits – their contents and uses

Common animal emergencies and how to treat them including road traffic accidents, bleeding, choking, shock, hyperthermia, hypothermia, poisoning, and burns



Practical observation of first aid scenarios and end of course quiz

Additional Information

PPE will be needed but this can be provided, pens and paper for note taking

Your Next Steps

Level 1 diploma working in land based (animal care)

Level 2 technical diploma in animal care

Course Details
Code: RSF00160 Type: Part Time Duration: 1 week Dates: 23 September 2023 Day: Saturday Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Entry Requirements: See “Am I Ready?”
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