Animal Care Trust to run pet first aid events this autumn

The Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) registered charity, The Animal Care Trust (ACT) is opening the doors of the College’s small animal hospitals to members of the public interested in learning about pet first aid.

Pet owners who want to master the basics of how to help their animals in an emergency can attend first aid training days on 22 September at the RVC’s Hawkshead campus in Potters Bar, or on 17 November at the RVC’s Camden campus in north London.

The sessions will be informative and interactive and cover all sorts of emergency situations. Attendees will also have the chance to quiz the RVC’s team of nurses and clinicians, who are running the events, on any aspects of animal care in critical situations.

The Animal Care Trust (ACT) was founded in 1982 and exists to support the RVC’s wide range of clinical, research and educational activities aimed at improving animal health and care.

Karen Humm, RVC senior lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care said: “We would recommend contacting your local veterinary practice as your first port of call when your pet falls ill, but these first-aid training events will help you to act decisively and ensure that your pet has the best chance of recovery while you wait for professional help. My team and I are really looking forward to helping train more and more pet owners to be prepared should the worst happen.”

Nadja Hale, head of fundraising for the ACT, added: “This fantastic event is an opportunity for dedicated pet owners to help their pets the best they can, whilst also supporting their local charity.”

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