Focused First Aid

for pets

Next Available: Tue, 24 Nov 7:00PM (AEDT)
1 hour 30 minutes
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Learn how to measure vital signs of life, bandage a bleeding wound, perform CPR and maintain safety while working with an injured pet. 

About this course:

Focused First Aid for Pets is a 1 hour 30-minute webinar focused on giving you the best information available to be able to help a pet in an emergency situation. 

Topics covered will include; 

  • using the DRSABC Acronym and how this applies to pet emergencies 
  • Pet First Aid Kits and how to improvise with common household items, along with specific advice about a range of scenarios which are common in the warmer months, including; heat stress, snake bite, insect bite, toxicities and being hit by car. 

There will be a presentation for approximately 1 hour followed by a Q & A session - so have your questions ready!

Your will receive downloadable resources to take away with you for reference. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be prepared for that one day we hope won't happen but all too commonly will!

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What you will learn
  • How to apply DRSABC to animal emergencies
  • Maintaining safety while assisting with an injured pet
  • How to help in emergencies common in the warmer months
What you will get
  • Informative and fun session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • Course booklet & pdf of the presentation
  • Certificate of Attendance

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

N/A. This is an online course

Appropriate for

Pet owners, potential pet owners, those working with pet owners or their pets. Attendees must be 16 years or older.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

The following booking conditions apply:

  • If the Booking is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, the full fee will be refunded;
  • If the Booking is cancelled 14 -30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, 50% of the full fee will be refunded; and
  • If the Booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, there will be no refund.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants must be 16 years or older (excluding Animal Career Discovery Day where this is 'Year 9 or above').
  • Program activities are conducted by RSPCA Victoria Education Officers and staff. RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to alter activities or cease programs should staff and participant safety be compromised.
  • Cancellation fees apply.
  • For safety reasons, participants must wear appropriate clothing and closed-in shoes. 
  • RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to cancel the class should minimum numbers not be met.  A full refund will apply in these circumstances. 


Participants will be involved in a range of hands-on activities visiting various parts of the Burwood East site. While the RSPCA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of participants, all participants enter at own risk.

By enrolling in these programs you acknowledge that you understand this disclaimer and release RSPCA (Victoria) and its employees, agents, volunteers and contractors from any liability whatsoever, to the extent permitted by law.

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11 October 2020 • Focused First Aid

A great introduction to pet first aid! The content was useful, delivered clearly and trainers were very thorough. Cant wait to put my newly learned skills into practice!


11 October 2020 • Focused First Aid

As a dog owner I hope that I never have to put into practice the things I learnt in the RSPCA Focused First Aid for Pets online course but I feel so much better equipped now in the event of an emergency! The course was interesting and covered relevant topics for administering first aid to pets.


11 October 2020 • Focused First Aid

The course was informative and I learnt a lot of new information so feel better equipped in handling emergency situations. I would still like to attend a physical course but enjoyed the webinar and happy there was a q&a portion

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