Our first aid courses….

This year Covid-19, the unprecedented viral pandemic sweeping the globe, meant that so many of our best laid out plans for 2020 have had to be squashed.

As long as we all do our bit to stay as safe as we can, there will always be time after the risk settles down to resume our curated lives again.

You may know if you have been a client of ours for some time or if you follow us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages that for 10 months of every year we provide evening talks for our clients and, really anyone, who wishes to attend. These are completely free of charge and aim to be informative, at least, and fun and interesting at best.

We have external speakers who come from all over Suffolk and the UK to talk about medical detection dogs, hearing dogs for the deaf and scent training. We’ve enjoyed hearing from wildlife rescuers, about Bird of Prey husbandry and nutritional needs for our furred pets.

Internal speakers have talked about heart diseases, a typical day in the life of a vet, exotic veterinary care, orthopaedic surgeries, epilepsy in our pets, looking after your pet as they age…and the list goes on.

Every year and sometimes twice a year, we host a 3-evening first-aid course for owners for their cats and dogs. This is a popular course and again is free of charge and available to everyone, whether you are a client of ours or not.

We cover a lot of material over the three weekly evenings and the course is designed to be interactive, to test your new-found knowledge, give you hands-on experience and also have a lot of fun while you learn! We have live demonstration models to assist our learning (our vet’s dogs) and host an informal, chatty environment where everyone feels at ease and feels able to ask any and all questions which may spring to mind.

Our cats and dogs can be accident prone but also that they can suffer similar emergency medical problems that we may. If there is a first aid topic or problem someone may bring to the course, we ensure it is covered and everyone knows how to deal with that situation, if ever faced with it with their pet, or even a friend/family pet! First aid is so crucial to have some understanding of and as our pets are important members of our family, it is essential we feel prepared and know we have done all we can as owners when faced with an accident or emergency.

When it is safe to do so, we will resume our client evening stream and host our next first aid course for pets.

Spaces are limited, need to be reserved by pre-booking at our Bury St. Edmunds branch and are booked on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure you are able to attend all three evenings.