Pets and Animals

Photo of a boy hugging his dog

They're always there for you - it's your turn to be there for them.

Animals hold a special place in our hearts and it's our turn to be there for them. Learning basic pet emergency care is an absolute must for anyone who spends time around animals. Those precious minutes before you reach a veterinarian can mean the difference between life and death. Make sure your story has a happy ending.

Classes are also available for you to explore how you and your furry friend can become a volunteer therapy team in the community. You can also learn how to teach manners and simple tricks to your dog. And, there are even classes showing you how to do basic dog grooming at home, saving you time and money.

 

Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus); MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Bring Your Dog To Class

Dogs are invited to attend class, too, and all participants must submit the dog’s current proof of vaccinations certificate in advance of the class. Click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" for additional requirements prior to registration.

 

Canine Manners $39

Discover basic tips and techniques to help prepare you and your dog for successful outings in public and other social settings. Note: For dogs 12 months and older

XVET-507 9855 Feb. 27 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP

XVET-507 9856 April 6 Sa 10 a.m.-noon PC

XVET-507 9857 June 1 Sa 10 a.m.-noon TC

 

Dog Grooming Basics for Owners $199

Find out how to maintain your dog’s skin and coat, as well as care for its nails, eyes and ears. Professionals from Unleashed Dog Grooming explain the tools and techniques for basic home grooming which is good for the pet’s health, while saving you time and money.

XVET-506 8705 Nov. 3-17 Sa 9:30 a.m.-noon MP

XVET-506 9854 Feb. 23-March 2 Sa 9-11:30 a.m. MP

Feb. 28 Th 6:30-9 p.m. MP

XVET-506 9853 April 11-25 Th 6:30-9 p.m. MP

 

Therapy Dog Introduction $39

A therapy dog team consists of a canine and handler who have been trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools and other venues. Learn what’s involved in becoming a therapy dog team, where you can be of service, what behaviors and traits are important, and what you and your dog can expect.

XVET-504 9851 Feb. 20 W 1:30-4:30 p.m. TC

XVET-504 9850 March 23 Sa 9 a.m.-noon BC

XVET-504 9852 May 8 W 6-9 p.m. PC

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Humans Only Classes

Outside pets are not allowed to attend these classes – humans only please!

 

Pet Emergency Care $49

Learn the basics of emergency care and first aid for your pet and know what to do in different critical scenarios including choking, CPR, heat stroke, eye injuries, fractures, cuts, and even hypothermia. Note: Emergency treatment and first aid for pets should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet’s life in an emergency situation before you can get your pet to a veterinarian.

XVET-501 8265 Oct. 13 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TC

XVET-501 8266 Dec. 15 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TC

XVET-501 9437 Feb. 9 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TC

XVET-501 9438 April 13 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TC

XVET-501 9439 June 15 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TC

 

Understanding Canine Body Language $39

Understand how dogs learn and communicate with other dogs and humans. Learn canine signs of fear, stress, aggression, submission, friendly play and others.

XVET-510 9858 March 13 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP

XVET-510 9859 May 15 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. PC

XVET-510 9860 June 12 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. TC

 

 

VIEW COURSE DETAILS

 

NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Student Testimonial
What do our students have to say after taking the Pet Emergency Care class? Here's how student Bright Ariail felt about the experience: "Great class - Matt was able to answer all questions. A great class for all pet owners." >>
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