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; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley 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.

 

Dog Grooming Basics for Owners

Learn to maintain your dog’s skin and coat, as well as how to care for its nails, eyes and ears. Done properly, dogs can learn to enjoy grooming and basic care is good for the pet’s health, while saving time and money.

XVET-506 11069 Dog Grooming Basics for Owners Oct. 30-Nov. 13 W 6-8:30 p.m. $199 MP

 

 

Therapy Dog Introduction

Learn what’s involved in being a registered therapy dog team, where you and your dog can be of service in the community, and which behaviors and traits are important for both the animal and handler to have.

XVET-504 11016 Therapy Dog Introduction Sept. 25 W 6-9 p.m. $39 TC
XVET-504 11092 Therapy Dog Introduction Nov. 23 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $39 BC

 

 

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.

Humans Only Classes

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

 

Pet Emergency Care

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 11101 Pet Emergency Care Aug. 17 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $49 MP
XVET-501 11103 Pet Emergency Care Oct. 19 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $49 TC
XVET-501 11104 Pet Emergency Care Dec. 7 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $49 MP  

 

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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