Hands on training for real life
We all want the best for our fur babies. This includes having treats on hand at all times, and being ready for emergencies. Unlike first aid for people, first aid on pets can involve some unique challenges. Working with industry experts, we’ve developed courses for pet owners, and pet professionals.
Our training courses are the perfect combination of theory and hands on practice. With live animals in every class, you can experience what it is like to deal with a squirmy animal when trying to evaluate their condition, and treat injuries.
There is no 911 for dogs and cats. In an emergency, your pet relies on your instincts to get them out of trouble.
Are you prepared?
SEE WHO WE ARE
JACKIE DANGER STEPHENS
Owner / Lead Instructor
Jackie Stephens is the owner and lead instructor at Pawramedics, and 13 First Aid Safety Training. She is a Red Cross and Rescue 7 instructor. She is the proud dog mom to Lady, a self-proclaimed first aid nerd, and active First Responder.
She is currently an Advanced Medical First Responder with the Canadian Ski Patrol, and a Firefighter in the town of Arnprior. She was recognized in 2016 with the John D Harper Lifesaving award.
Generally speaking, she would rather be hanging out with her Lady-dog than doing anything else.
Cheif Cuddle Officer
Lady is a big part of the inspiration behind Pawramedics, the star of the the course manual, and a regular attendee of many Pawramedics First Aid courses. She is arguably the cutest dog ever.
She is very patient for a puppy, but is still full of beans. She loves to play outside with sticks, stones, and even bones. She is a social dog, and loves accompanying her people to the store, the office, or on adventures.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I BRING MY DOG TO CLASS?
Yes! We encourage our attendees to bring their well behaved, social, friendly dogs to class. This helps us figure out how our own dog will react to treatment, and get used to a variety of dog shapes and sizes.
DO I HAVE TO BRING A DOG?
Nope! At the very least, the instructor of each course will bring a dog for required hands-on practice. About half of attendees choose to bring their dog, so there usually are a few dogs to practice with in each class.
Some dogs do not like busy environments, being around strange dogs, or sitting quietly during our theory topics. We appreciate owners who know and respect their pets preferences.
IS THIS A CERTIFIED COURSE?
Attendees who complete the theoretical and hands-on components of the course will receive certification from Pawramedics, valid for 3 years.
To note, Pet First Aid isn't accredited the same way as human first aid. Pawramedics is a first aid program developed with pet professionals to deliver critical information accurately, and to meet the needs of owners and people who work with animals.
Although there isn't a governing body who manages accreditation, our full day course is recognized by many Pet Proffessional insurances companies as meeting their high standards for a First Aid Course. This allows most attendees who are groomers, boarders, or dog walkers to qualify for discounts on their pet insurance (although it is recommended to confirm with your insurance provider).
WHICH COURSE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
We offer two courses, both covering dog and cat illness prevention, and emergency treatments.
Our full day course (101 and 102) is the most popular among pet owners, and the course required by most dog care professionals including dog walkers, boarders and groomers.
Our half day course (101) when available, is great for attendees who don't have a full day's availability, but still are interested in being prepared for animal emergencies.
CAN I BRING MY CAT TO CLASS?
With the exception of private cat-only courses, cats are not permitted in class.
16 Edward Street South