Basic First Aid & Emergency Preparedness for Your Pet

On Saturday, November 10 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “Basic First Aid and Emergency Preparedness for Your Pet” at the Dog Training Club of Chester Co. in Exton, PA.

Beginning at 10:00 AM, Dr. Dana Clarke, lecturer of critical care and interventional radiology, will talk about basic first aid that can be performed on a pet in the event of an emergency. She will discuss what to look for as signs of an emergency and teach the owner safe restraint of their pet. Safe restraint is important so that the pet does not injure the owner or itself further.  Dr. Clarke will also discuss basic patient assessment, CPR, and common emergencies.

Details after the jump.
Who: Penn Vet, dog and cat owners, interested members of the public.
What: Free lecture titled “Basic First Aid and Emergency Preparedness for Your Pet,” featuring Dr. Dana Clarke of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital.
Where: Dog Training Club of Chester Co., located at 880 Springdale Drive, Suite 100, Exton, PA 19341.
When: Lecture beginning at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 10, 2012 and ending at 11:30 AM.
To register: Registration is required as seating is limited. This lecture is appropriate for all ages, but participants are asked to not bring their pets. To register, contact Michelle Brooks at [email protected] or 215.898.1480.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians. Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the school serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals.
In Philadelphia, on Penn’s campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Ryan Hospital) for companion animals; classrooms; research laboratories; and the School’s administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, PA, includes the George D. Widener Veterinary Hospital for large animals; diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry; and research facilities to determine new treatment and diagnostic measures for large-animal diseases.


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