Registration Includes: An official certificate, a 2 year membership to our online Animal Emergency Resource Center, your choice of the 88 page full color class manual either as an E-book (View Only/Cannot be Printed) or a printed copy (additional $24.95), businesses, organizations and groups may request a professional, frameable certificate to hang in their place of business to promote that their staff is trained. 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.
This class in no way will teach how to administer veterinary medical care or how to perform any skills restricted by law to licensed veterinary professionals. It is an introductory emergency first aid course for horse owners and equine professionals to learn how to manage medical emergencies involving horses how to until veterinary care can be ascertained.
- Transporting and restraining sick and/or injured horses including cast and down horses
- How to perform triage and physical examinations, including obtaining vital signs
- How to manage traumatic injuries such as wounds and fractures
- How to apply an emergency leg splint
- What to do if you encounter an emergency while on the trail or at a horse shows/event
- How to prepare an emergency plan and equine first aid kit for your farm
- How to provide first aid for the following emergencies:
- Severe Bleeding/wounds
- Traumatic Injuries/lameness
- Eye injuries
- Digestive Issues
- Snake bites
- Using the FEMA curriculum for disaster management, learn how to do the following:
- Manage horses in a disaster such as floods, fire and loss of power
- Determine the farm’s susceptibility to hazards
- Identify actions to take in order to reduce animal and human harm
About the Instructor
Amy D’Andrea MEd, RVT, CVT, VTS(EVN)
Amy has been a credentialed veterinary technician for over 28 years and holds registrations and certifications in multiple states. She is a graduate of the Mount Ida College Veterinary Technology program where she completed both her Associates and Bachelors Degrees in Veterinary Technology before going on to receive her Master’s in Education from American Intercontinental University. Amy is a decorated horsewoman having qualified for the NBHA world championships 4 years in a row and won the RI state barrel horse championships 4 times. She is an expert in equine care and clinical nursing having served on the organizing committee for the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians and taught equine medicine for 18 years as an association professor in veterinary technology. She was the chairperson for the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties for 3 years and is the founder and co-owner of Pet Emergency Education. Amy completed training at Cornell University Veterinary School in canine and feline basic and advanced life support, earning a certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Most of her career has been dedicated to teaching at AVMA Accredited Veterinary Technology programs where she achieved the rank of Associate Professor. While teaching in higher education, Amy became a nationally renowned speaker, authored various publications, including 5 textbooks, and became one of the industry’s leading subject matter experts in veterinary technology education. She has earned a multitude of awards including the Teaching Excellence Award, Distinguished Alumni Award and the Hill’s Scholarship. Amy served for many years on the Executive Board of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America where she was the President in 2006.
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.
This program 20-742677 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (3.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 4.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (4.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method(s) 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”