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Essential Plus: Certified Pet first aid course.

First aid classroom or online course for animal lovers and pet professionals.

Course dates:

All courses run from 10am to 2.30 or 3.00pm so you can walk the dog, drop the children, avoid the traffic. Open classroom courses Cambridgeshire CB23 area. For your 'local course' please get in touch as we frequently deliver on site to clients who are very happy to have you too. These dates are not list below.

Tuesday 19th December CB23 West Cambridge
Monday 15th January Newmarket Suffolk
Sunday 28th January West Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Sunday 25th February CB23 West Cambridge
Sunday 22nd April Norfolk Suffolk boarder

Or why not book our instructor to come to you at no extra cost, with animal CPR manikins and training materials, at a time that is convenient. (Min 3 students, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and North London)


10am to 2.30pm /3.00pm unless otherwise stated.


Allow 5 hours


Available in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

  • Classroom


    Duration: Allow 5 hours

    Price: £55 including manual & certificate

  • Online


    Price: £29 including manual and CPD time credit conformation

  • Blended


    Price: £29 + Practical on site skills session with pet CPR manikins - costs vary depending on numbers and location

About this course

Certified classroom pet first aid course

The content of the classroom course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) The course is based primarily on dogs, (bearing in mind “Modern dog breeds show more variation in size, appearance, and behaviour than any other domestic animal”) with some reference made to Cats and other common smaller pets. Our Furry friends can be very curious and unfortunately accidents do happen. Just as it’s important to provide food, attention and toys, it’s also important to be able to help your pet in an emergency situation.

On line video based pet first aid course

Why not complete our convenient video based on line course available to start anytime. Includes a printable manual, CPD Statement and certificate. Although we favour classroom learning, this course makes an ideal interim.

Train anywhere, on any device, Test questions throughout ensuring you keep focused.

Rewind and pause if you need to. Start now, finish later at your own pace.

Pay now (link below) & we will send your training log on. This course takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Click here to begin First Aid & CPR for small and large pets You will be directed to our Pro Trainings online learning portal.

First Aid & CPR for small and large pets

The Bridge first Aid is a ProTrainings Approved Centre. Centre number 90211


Blended learning

Complete the on line course then book a practical classroom session with an instructor and training aids for hands on practice.


Objectives of the “Essential Plus: Pet First Aid" course include understanding, recognition, safe response, or appropriate first aid in reference to the list below.


•             Pet First-aider roles and responsibilities

•             Monitoring health, vital signs

•             Prevention, restrains, barriers, safety

•             Brachycephalic syndrome

•             First aid kit contents


•             Drowning, respiratory conditions and choking

•             Canine and feline CPR

•             Shock, bleeding and hypovolemic shock

•             Broken bones and spinal injury

•             Minor injuries. Ears, eyes, mouth, paws, tail


•             Bites, stings, allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, poisons

•             Seizures and epilepsy

•             Burns

•             Hypothermia, hyperthermia

•             Bloat and GDV


Additional extras or tailored learning

Please contact us about attending a longer (full day) Advanced Canine First Aid Course. New for 2018. We can also tailor courses to include Human First Aid and CPR based on your own business or work environment and risk assessment. These courses can be delivered proceeding an animal First Aid course and include relevant topics such as dog and cat bites.

Course details.

  • Pet First-aider roles and responsibilities. Pet first aid definition and limitations. Pet first aid and the law. Prevention; Prevention is better than cure.
  • Accident reporting. This is important for both those working with other people’s dogs and for our own pet to have a full and accurate medical history.
  • Monitoring health. We look at a pets vital signs, what is normal so we can better identify when something is wrong. The Implications of size and age, weight and breeding. We also talk about ticks.
  • Brachycephalic syndrome. We talk about associated problems and their domino effect on a Pets health.
  • Restrains, barriers and safety. We talk about car accidents, how we might help an injured animal and consider our own safety.
  • Drowning, respiratory conditions and choking. We learn how to recognise and respond to airway obstructions.
  • Canine and feline CPR. Cardio pulmonary resuscitation. We learn what this is and when it should be used.
  • Shock. We learn how to recognise shock, appropriate response and preventative aids.
  • Bleeding and Hypovolemic shock. Catastrophic or severe bleeding, internal bleeding, minor cuts and wounds. We learn how to identify the severity of bleeding and what first aid is required.
  • Broken bones and spinal injury. We look at how we might identify broken bones or a spinal injury.
  • Minor injuries. Ears, eyes, mouth and paws.
  • Bites and stings. Snake bites and bee stings.
  • Allergic reactions and Anaphylaxis. We talk about how these differ and how to recognise anaphylaxis.
  • Poisons
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Burns. We talk about different types of burns and how to identify the severity.
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia. How to recognise and respond to a pet that is too hot or too cold. Why these conditions may occur.
  • Bloat and GDV. We learn why bloat can occur and lead to GDV. How to recognise bloat and why it is an emergency. We also learn how we can minimise the likelihood of bloat occurring.
  • First aid kits. We learn how to create our own basic Pet first aid kit with some improvisation. We talk about recommended





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