Location: West Kennebunk Fire Station (80 Thompson Rd)
Pet Tech® is the first International Training Center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats. We have been teaching the important skills of Pet CPR, First Aid & Care for over 20 years. The Pet Tech® Trainings have helped save the lives of deca-thousands of pets that have been in emergency situations with their pet parent or pet care professional. In our classes you will learn CPR techniques, first aid skills, dental and senior care (only available with PetSaver™ Training), as well as health and wellness information for dogs and cats. Additionally, the class includes our PetSaver™ 40-page handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate and wallet card.
You will learn the following...
- Importance of Pet First Aid
- 10 Situations That Require Immediate Veterinary Care
- Pet CPR (3 Styles)
- How to Put Together Your Own Pet First Aid Kit
- Rescue Breathing
- Restraining Your Pet
- Choking Management
- Heat and Cold Injuries
- Bleeding Management
- How to Help Your Pet in a Medical Emergency
- Insect Bites and Stings
- Snout-To-Tail™ Wellness Assessment
- Snake Bite
- Snout-To-Tail™ Injury Assessment
- Assessing Your Pet’s Vitals
I am a 30-year transplant to Kennebunk, Maine and live with my fiance, three sons, and three wild jungle beasts (also referred to as cats). I am a paramedic and have been practicing in EMS since 2007. I am also a CPR instructor for the American Heart Association which is a labor of love and and remains near and dear to my heart after having successfully performed it on my own child.
I have a passion for people and animals and while treating people is a skill I have honed, I realize there is little in the way of education for the treatment of animals needing first aid or CPR. In the human world when something isn't right we seek medical attention. Pets lack the ability to communicate in the same manner and and rely on their "people" to take notice. In busy lives we can easily overlook simple signs.
Our pets are our family members. We call them our children, see ourselves as their parents. We aren't looking at a dollar value to determine their life's worth when they are sick or injured. We invest in their health and comfort from the beginning. While we are investing in some important components of pet ownership along with the more frivolous (because we spoil our children) there is still little out there to help owners not feel helpless when your best companion needs you the most.