ADV- Advanced Pet CPR Introduction

Canine and Feline CPR and Advanced Life Support Certification Course

The Advanced Certification program is designed to teach veterinary professionals about emergency skills, procedures, hospital team dynamics and an overview of basic and advanced life support including CPR.  Curriculum for all of our classes is developed by licensed veterinary professionals using veterinary industry standard methods of emergency medical care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know how to effectively communicate with coworkers and clients in an emergency situation
  • Know how to triage a dog or cat experiencing a medical emergency
  • Recognize an emergency and understand what to do in a variety of situations such as allergic reactions, burns, bloat, choking, hypo/hyperthermia, dehydration, poisoning, shock and more
  • Understand how to provide client education on how to prevent and provide first aid for many common conditions involving their pets
  • Have an understanding of how to recognize cardiopulmonary arrest and how to perform CPR
  • Know how to perform the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a  Certification valid for 2 years)

Course participants will receive the following:

  • A copy of our full color Canine and Feline CPR and Advanced Life Support Reference Guide E-book (Currently there is no printed version of this text book)
  • 2 year subscription to the Pet Emergency Education Online Resource Center
  • Upon successful completion and receiving a passing score on all assessments, CPR certification wallet cards and an official certificate may be printed immediately at the link under the final exam section
  • Copyright access to use the PetCPR+ Advanced logo to promote that you are certified
  • Clinics may also request a printed a lobby certificate to hang in their waiting room to promote that their staff is certified.

Technical Tips

Unfortunately Pet Emergency Academy cannot be responsible for the access to technology each participant has nor their computer, internet and browser capabilities.   While someone such as yourself completes one of our courses, we highly recommend using Google Chrome and having a solid, stable internet connection.  Internet connections on public WiFi are unpredictable and not recommended.  Also using a smartphone to complete a course is not recommended due to limited visual ability and varying signal access.  For technical issues please email

Course Outline:

This online training consists of video presentations and tutorials which are asynchronous and can be viewed at the participants own pace. Participants may log in and out as much as they like but must complete the training within 30 days from the date they purchased the registration. Videos and tutorials are presented by Pet Emergency Academy staff and our veterinary affiliates. Video presentations are tracked and progress is monitored throughout this training. There are 3 learning modules in the training and a quiz at the end of each module. You must pass a module and the corresponding quiz in order to move on to the next module. The final exam will be available after you have passed each of the module quizzes with an 100% or higher.

Module #1 Communication

Module #2- The Intensive Care Unit

Module #3- Life Threatening Emergencies

Each module has assigned readings. These readings include chapters in the course reference guide and articles from other veterinary sources that compliment the topics being covered in that module.

A cumulative final exam is to be taken at the end of the course and will cover all of the material presented throughout the entire course. Quizzes are timed and you have 30 minutes to complete each one. The final exam is timed for 60 minutes.  If the timer ends and you have not completed the assessment, your test will close and any unanswered questions will be logged in as zeros.

You must achieve 100% on each quiz and the final exam in order to pass the course.  You have unlimited attempts to pass each assessment.

*IMPORTANT* Certificates are available to  you as soon as you complete this course. If you are in need of continuing education credits, the certificate qualifies as a CE certificate. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

This class is in no way affiliated with the RECOVER program, its Certified Rescuer or Certified instructor programs.  We are also not affiliated with the eCornell BLS/ALS training programs, ACVECC, VECCS, Pfizer Animal Health or VERITAS. Our class is designed to teach veterinary professionals how to be better prepared to administer emergency care to a dog or cat when it arrives at their hospital/clinic.

**Course meets the requirements for 3 RACE approved of continuing education credits for veterinary professionals

“This program 20-750851 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 Non-Interactive-Distance. 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.”


For technical support with your course, please contact or call  855-PET-CPR7

Support is available Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm PST (US)

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