IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital


IndyVet offers pet first aid & CPR training October 4, 2014

IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, Central Indiana's original 24-hour emergency and critical care center, is hosting a hands-on Animal First Aid & CPR training class Saturday, October 4, 2014 to educate pet owners on how to handle and access emergency situations.

The class takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at IndyVet, located at 5425 Victory Drive, immediately south and east of the I-465 and South Emerson Avenue interchange near Beech Grove.

"If you've never encountered an emergency with your pet, there's a good chance you will at some point," said Dr. Jim Speiser, DVM, DABVP, owner of IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital. "As a pet's first responder, you need to be prepared for accidents—first aid maneuvers can ultimately save lives."

The class is beneficial for anyone who works with or own companion animals. Dr. Speiser will cover common emergency-related topics that include vomiting, trauma, shock, bleeding, choking, poisoning, heat stroke, broken bones, burns, paralysis and more.

IndyVet staff will give pet owners plenty of hands-on experience as they utilize a life-sized canine mannequin, also known as the "ResusciDog," to demonstrate proper ways to administer CPR on an animal.

Participants will also split into groups and spend an hour learning how to apply life-saving techniques on real dogs. Drills include: how to muzzle and/or restrain, how to carry and transport, and how to bandage and splint an injured animal.

Cost is $50 per person, which includes an animal first aid manual, instruction from experts in emergency veterinary medicine, an hour of extensive hands-on training, refreshments, certificate of completion and a tour of IndyVet's 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility.

Pre-registration is required, and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited, and participants are asked to leave their own pets at home.

To register, call BPS Marketing at 317.846.8965, or email
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