In a move from figures to first aid, North West forensic accountant Yvonne Jones is helping people in Merseyside to help dogs.
Yvonne is launching a new business venture offering CPD accredited canine first aid courses to dog owners and those working with animals across the area. The courses provide dog professionals and pet owners with vital life-saving skills, as well as all the tools and confidence to be able to act in an emergency.
As a life-long animal lover who ‘grew up with dogs’, Yvonne knows only too well of some of the perils our beloved four-legged best friends can find themselves in. She is the proud pet parent of Chewie, a four-and-a-half-year-old pug/shitzu cross and Indiana (Jones) a two-and-a-half year old crossbreed, and describes them as, ‘her life’.
“I had been looking for a doggy business for quite some time and after attending a course with Dog First Aid in a neighbouring area, I knew that I wanted to bring the award-winning brand to Merseyside and so here I am! After attending the course, I felt really confident that I would be able to look after a dog needing emergency care, spot the signs of serious illness and get them to a vet in time to help. It made me realise that all dog owners should have access to a course like that and I’m determined to make that happen in this area. It could mean the difference between life and death for dogs involved in accidents or emergencies.
Our course covers everything from the basics of checking your pet’s vital signs to how to deal with bleeding, poisoning, choking, burns and much more, with an opportunity to practice the latest CPR techniques using Cassie, our amazing dog dummy. For those who are understandably feeling a little nervous about attending a course physically at the moment, we can also offer online virtual classes in real time.”
Yvonne has completed intensive training with registered Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is supported by Dog First Aid’s national in-house veterinary team, which boasts over 50 years of veterinary experience. Dog First Aid is the only qualified UK company to offer the Continued Professional Development (CPD) accredited Emergency Canine Care™ (ECC) Course and to be approved by Trading Standards.
To find out more about Yvonne’s courses, and to book your place on one, visit www.dog-first-aid.com/merseyside/ or email email@example.com