Independent Study Self Paced High School/College Student Course Registration


Special Offer for Students: Register for Our On-Demand Classes at a Discounted Rate

High school and college students, both full-time and part-time, are eligible to enroll in our on-demand classes for just $49.95. To receive this discount, students must provide a valid student ID or a letter from their teacher or school administrator during checkout. Homeschool students may submit a homeschool group member card or a parent’s verification letter confirming their student status.

Who Should Enroll? Our individual course enrollment is perfectly suited for students who lack access to animal science or veterinary science programs at their school, or for those who have a keen interest in animal care and wish to expand their knowledge. Obtaining an animal first aid certification can be a stepping stone for students aspiring to careers involving animals. It also opens up volunteer opportunities at rescues and shelters, enhancing their sense of achievement and contribution to animal welfare.

Available Certification Programs:

  • Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid
  • Canine and Feline CPR and Advanced Life Support
  • Equine Emergency First Aid
  • Livestock Emergency First Aid
  • Canine Wilderness Emergency First Aid
  • Reptile, Avian, and Small Mammal First Aid

Course Details: Our courses are asynchronous, allowing you the flexibility to log in and complete material at your convenience, without the need for a scheduled class time. Please note that courses expire 30 days from the date of purchase. Each course amounts to 3 contact hours, except for the equine and livestock courses, which are 4 contact hours.

Additional Offers:

  • Purchase a printed book (only available for the Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid, Canine and Feline CPR and Advanced Life Support and Equine Emergency First Aid courses) and/or pet first aid kit along with your registration. Orders with multiple retail items may arrive in separate shipments and typically take 5-7 business days to arrive.
  • Add a Deluxe 60pc Veterinary Approved Pet First Aid Kit to your registration for just $59.95.
  • Limited Time Special: Buy a Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit for $59.95 and get a Portable Travel Pet First Aid kit at 50% off the usual price of $39.95!

Registration Information: Only one person can be registered and enrolled per transaction. For group registrations, please contact us at 844-PET-CPR9.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, don’t hesitate to call us at the same number. We’re here to help ensure you get the most out of our educational offerings.

Course Descriptions


Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid

This pet CPR and first aid certification program is designed to teach the participant the fundamentals of canine and feline CPR and First Aid. It is ideal for anyone who loves animals including animal professionals, obedience trainers, kennel staff, pet retailers, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, groomers, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners. This course will provide an overview of what to do for a pet in an emergency situation prior to getting veterinary care. Curriculum for all classes is developed by licensed veterinary professionals using veterinary industry standard methods of emergency medical care.

The Advanced Certification program is designed for veterinary professionals specifically such as Veterinary Technicians, Assistants, and support personnel that work in veterinary facilities particularly general practices. This class is RACE approved for Veterinary  Technicians only.  Our certification classes are becoming the choice for veterinary hospitals and clinics to validate their staff training for accreditation. Disclaimer: Licensed Veterinarians will find that the material covered in this program is too basic for their needs as the course is geared towards vet techs and support staff. 

The Wilderness First Aid for Dogs course is for outdoor enthusiasts who like to take their dogs on their adventures where access to emergency veterinary care is unavailable. Learn to help increase your dog’s chance of survival and/or prevent their medical emergencies from getting worse by knowing what to do when emergencies happen during outdoor activities. This is a comprehensive detailed program that focuses on wilderness first aid and the management of medical emergencies that can happen to your dog in remote areas, trail hiking, camping, water activities, and more. Disclaimer:  Some of the topics in this course are also covered in our Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid course. Additional material has been added to this course to focus on injuries and situations that can happen with dogs engaging in outdoor activities.

Our Emergency First Aid for Horses provides an introductory overview of how to manage common medical emergencies when they happen to horses. This does not include any advanced veterinary medical content regulated by law and the State Veterinary Practice Act. Topics include: Transporting and restraining sick and/or injured horses, how to prepare an emergency plan and first aid kit for your farm, how to perform triage, physical assessments including obtaining vital signs, traumatic injuries such as wounds and fractures, how to apply an emergency splint, how to perform quick release ties and use safety ropes, important supplies in the equine first aid kit and how to use them, severe bleeding, burns, eye injuries, digestive Issues, emergencies that happen on the trail and horse shows and more.

The Exotics First Aid and Care is a program designed to teach the participant the importance of proper husbandry, handling, nutrition, and first aid for a variety of exotic pets such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and small pocket pets. This course provides an overview on how to prevent and manage minor wounds, and emergencies that may present a life-threatening medical emergency that can occur with our exotic pets. It focuses on proper husbandry and nutrition to help prevent common ailments, and how to to apply first-aid techniques to either try to keep the animal alive or prevent its condition from getting worse prior to arriving at a veterinary facility.

This course provides an introductory overview of how to provide initial emergency first aid and perform triage on cattle, small ruminants, and swine until veterinary care can be ascertained. The curriculum also teaches how to maintain proper herd management utilized in both companion and food animal husbandry environments. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster plan curriculum for livestock will also be discussed.

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This Virtual Pet First Aid Course is designed for educational purposes only. While the course aims to provide basic knowledge and skills related to pet first aid, it does not qualify participants as animal or veterinary professionals or emergency responders.

The information and techniques presented in this course are based on general best practices and should not be considered as a substitute for professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding a pet’s medical condition.

The creators of this course and its content assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or pets as a result of the information provided or the application of the techniques shown. Parents or guardians are encouraged to supervise their children’s engagement with the course to ensure understanding and safe practice of the first aid techniques demonstrated.

By enrolling in this course, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this disclaimer, and agree to use the information provided at your own risk.

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