Pet CPR and First Aid Class

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  • Thank you to the Pet Emergency Education, our instructor Maryellen Elcock, and all of our attendees for participating in the class in February 2018.  Together we raised over $290 for the shelter while learning to help animals in our community.  If you are interested in future classes, please check back later for additional details or email [email protected] with other ideas for future classes.


Pet First Aid and CPR was offered in February 2018. We hope to offer this class again.

The skills and topics covered in this class include:

  • Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals
  • How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency
  • How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals
  • How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care
  • How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings
  • Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency
  • How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns,  choking and more
  • How to performing the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)


Maryellen Elcock, Pet First Aid Instructor Instructor: Maryellen Elcock, MPH, Ph.D

Owner of a small pet care business, Creekside Critter Care, LLC, since 2004 providing pet care and pet first aid instruction in the Seattle area.  Since 2008, Maryellen has trained pet care professionals and pet owners in Pet First Aid and CPR including the Dog-Tec Seattle Dog Walking Academy, University of WA Conservation Canines, Great Dane Club of Seattle, several dog daycare facilities and numerous pet sitters in the Seattle area. She has also been an instructor at South Seattle University.  Maryellen is also a Consultant for doTerra Inc. providing essential oils and advice to pet owners for wellness and emergency situations.