Click here for a printable PDF of the Summer Workforce Development and Community Education course book.
June 14 – August 14
Are you interested in starting a career working with animals? This course will help students explore the field of animal-related careers through education and internships. The Pet Education certificate course offers resources to help begin or enhance your career working with animals including pet-sitting, kennel work, daycare, training, working for a veterinarian and other animal-related fields. Topics
include: pet health and illness, communication, behavior management, safety, basic hygiene, writing a resume and more. The instructor will assist students in securing the necessary internships to complete the certificate. Students must successfully complete the online course, complete a pet First Aid/CPR course and have 54 hours of internships at approved animal care facilities within six months of the final meeting in order to successfully complete this program. This course is taught by Mary Lynn Gagnon, co-owner of Pet Estates Inc. and Merry Lynn Kennels. Click here
PET CPR AND FIRST AID
June 1 – July 1
This course is for students who wish to work in the pet industry or acquire knowledge on how to respond in an emergency situation for pets. Learning to respond quickly and properly in the first few minutes in a pet emergency is critical and can save a pet’s life. Topics covered include: equipment and supplies for putting together a pet First Aid kit, assessing vital signs, understanding basic pet owner responsibilities, bleeding and shock management, restraint, muzzle elevation, direct pressure, pressure points, immobilization and shock management, transportation, rescue breathing, treating wounds and administering medicine. This course is taught by Mary Lynn Gagnon, co-owner of Pet Estates Inc. and Merry Lynn Kennels. Click here to register.
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