Reptile, Avian and Small Mammal Emergency First Aid Virtual Live Certification Class – 10/14/23 at 1pm EST (12pm CST, 11am MST, 10am PST)


Live Virtual Training Via Zoom


Class is approximately 3 hours long

This class is a program designed to teach the participant the importance of proper husbandry, handling, nutrition, first aid and CPR for a variety of exotic pets including reptiles, amphibians, avian and small mammals. This course provides an overview on how to assess and manage a variety of emergent, potentially life-threatening situations that may present for these species when kept in captivity.

The content provides insight for both pet owners and veterinary professionals addressing emergencies both in and out of a veterinary clinic. Licensed veterinarians and vet professionals that have extensive experience working with exotic animal species may find that this class is too basic for their needs.

**Learn more about the instructor and the class objectives below**


Registration fee is $74.95 PER PERSON with our new full color e-book


Add a Deluxe 60pc Veterinary Approved Pet First Aid Kit to your Registration for an additional $59.95 or both a deluxe kit and portable travel kit for $99.90. Optional items can be added to your order by choosing the appropriate registration type below. Preregistration ends 3 days prior to the class. A $5 late fee will be charged on any registrations received after the preregistration date.

  • This is an interactive class with a live instructor.
  • Participants are required to have a stuffed animal to practice on, a good internet connection, video and audio access. Instructor MUST be able to view everyone in attendance.
  • Attendance and participation in the class is required for certification.
  • Only paid participants will be allowed to view the presentation. Make sure you pay for each person that will be in attendance.
  • Everyone must have a smart device or computer with monitor to be able to view the presentation. If multiple paid participants are at the same location they may share the same device to attend the class however the instructor must see everyone clearly in the video window on zoom.
  • Class combines lecture, Q&A session, and interactive hands-on portion with feedback from the instructor.
  • Instructors are credentialed veterinary technicians and our programs teach the most current method of animal first aid endorsed by the veterinary industry.

Zoom login information will be sent to you in your payment receipt after you have paid.

Please be aware that only one person can register at a time. If you need to register more than one person for this class you can either register them one at a time in separate transactions or email us at for assistance.

Registration Includes: An official certificate, a 2 year membership to our online Animal Emergency Resource Center, your choice of the 88 page full color reference guide either as an interactive, hosted e-book (View Only/Cannot be Printed) there is not a printed version of the book for this course. Businesses, organizations and groups may request a professional, frameable certificate to hang in their place of business to promote that their staff/members are certified. Certificates are available for downloading and printing within 72 hours after the class is held in your membership account. Our office must confirm with the instructor that you did attend and pass all of the requirements for certification.

Our program is based on the most current methods of exotic animal care developed by veterinary professionals. 

*This class will certify the participant in Exotic Animal First Aid

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of proper husbandry, nutrition and preventative care for exotic species
  • Acknowledge common emergent diseases and injuries in exotic species in captivity
  • Recognize considerations and safe techniques when working with diseased and/or injured exotic species
  • Gain comfortability with the capture, restraint and transport of diseased and/or injured exotic species
  • Comprehend triage practices and assessment of emergencies for life-threatening implications
  • Learn what vitals are appropriate to obtain for different species and how to recognize abnormalities
  • Providing emergency first aid and treatments to exotic species in and out of the veterinary clinic setting
  • Creating emergency first aid kits for out-of-the-veterinary clinic treatment of exotic species
  • Learn practices for medication and treatment administration for exotic species

First aid supplies such as pet first aid kits, respiration barrier masks, etc are available to purchase with your registration.  Visit our online store for a list of items.  Retail items are mailed directly to you at the shipping address provided in checkout.  Registrations received after the preregistration period (3 business days immediately prior to a class) are subject to a $5 late fee. Certificates are available for downloading and printing within 72 hours after the class is held in your membership account. Our office must confirm with the instructor that you did attend and pass all of the requirements for certification.

Although emergency first aid can improve the outcome of an animal that is experiencing a medical emergency, our company and our instructors will recommend that owners/caregivers seek veterinary care in all instances.


About the Instructor

Alana Frum RVTg

Alana Frum is a credentialed veterinary technologist practicing in Maryland. She has a background in exotic and aquatic veterinary medicine, spending three years in avian and exotic specialty practice before transitioning to her current role at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Outside of her full-time job, she also undertakes contract work at a biomedical research facility as well as teaching veterinary classes at a local community college. She obtained her veterinary technology degrees from Penn Foster and St. Petersburg College, and is furthering her education with veterinary graduate studies through the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her passions include everything herptile as well as spreading knowledge and awareness of exotic and aquatic veterinary medicine.


Continuing Education Credits for Veterinary Technicians

  If you are a veterinary technician and want to receive RACE approved CE credit for completing this program we encourage you to create your free RACEtrack account with AAVSB. This site will sync to RACEtrack, the AAVSB’s CE tracking system, and provide a seamless connection between CE providers, licensees, and regulators. You will be able to access all of your CEU in one location and submit them to your state board.  If you choose not to use RACEtrack you will be required to write your CVT, RVT or LVT number and state of issue on the class roster with the instructor so we can provide you with a manual certificate.

Click Here to create a RACEtrack account


“This program 20-905763 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 3.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (3.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.” 

This class is not RACE approved for Veterinarians, however will still award a certificate for 3 professional CEU. (click here to read our continuing education policy for veterinary professionals)

Registration fee is per person (prices vary based on the package you purchase)

E-Book, E-Book w/Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit, E-Book w/Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit AND a Portable Travel Pet First Aid Kit, Printed Book, Printed Book w/Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit, Printed Book, Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit AND a Portable Travel Pet First Aid Kit

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