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Course Description

This course aims to equip pet owners with the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate first aid to their pets and ensure that their pets are in a good state of welfare. The course enhances the pet owners’ ability to observe signs of injury, illness or disease and to provide first responder treatment before seeking veterinary attention.

Course Outline

At the end of the course, the applicant will be able to:

  • Perform scene and behavioral assessment of the pet
  • Perform primary first aid assessment of the pet
  • Perform an assessment of the injury and illness of the major body systems in the pet
  • Understand the principles of and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in dogs
  • Control of bleeding wounds in pets
  • Understand the principles of aseptic wound cleaning for skin injuries
  • Manage and transport pets with spinal injury
  • Understand the principles of and perform bandaging to control haemorrhage and immobilize fractured limbs
  • Understand the principles of and perform fracture management for immobilization, transportation, and relocation of dislocated joints
  • Manage various common injuries and conditions seen in common household pets

  • This course will be delivered in Englis​h and has NO assessment.

    Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.


Singaporeans aged 50 years & above


Full course fee


Singaporeans aged 50 years and above who wish to apply for the course at the special course fee will need to email a copy of their NRIC during the course fee payment before the course commencement.

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

For information on other subsidies click here.

The course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves​ the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice. ​Please take note that photos and videos may be taken during the course for record and publicity purposes.

Course Date(s​)​

  1. 24 October 2020

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Trainer's Profile

​​Dr Nicholas Haw

As a licensed veterinarian in Singapore and the United Kingdom, Dr. Nicholas enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in internal medicine and emergency and critical care. He has practiced in veterinary clinics before joining Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience) as a lecturer.


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Contact Details

Enquiries? Please contact

For General Enquiries: lsct-cet@np.edu.sg​

Course Related Enquiries: Ms Yu Hua LAU​ (LAU_Yu_Hua@np.edu.sg)

"Please note that photographs and video or audio recordings of you may be taken during this event. By participating in this event or attending this event, you consent to the use of such photographs or recordings for publicity, marketing or publication purposes or for any other purpose that Ngee Ann Polytechnic, its affiliates or representatives, the event organisers or sponsors or media or service providers or their related corporations deems fit to use."


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