FURst Aid is a series of free events for animal lovers. You learn practical preventative and first aid skills from experts at the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine to help care for your furry friends in crisis. 

Upcoming Events 

 

FURst Aid: NSAIDS use in large animals

March 8 | 5-6 p.m.
Dr. Andrea Frei, Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident  

Past Events

Furst Aid: Triaging Equine Sports Injuries

Presented Nov. 15, 2022 

Help! My horse injured itself in a competition. What do I do?  

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Stacy Semevolos and Dr. Katja Zellmer will describe how to handle common sports-related injuries in horses, including bowed tendons, fractures, joint injuries and more. They will highlight simple methods that horse owners can do to stabilize their horses before their vet arrives. Choose to attend in person (space is limited) or via Zoom webinar.

Drs. Semevolos and Zellmer are large animal surgery faculty members in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator Sara Smith for CE credit.

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FURst Aid: Disaster Preparedness for Pets and Furry Friends

Presented June 23, 2022

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Jennifer Sargent teaches how to prepare the entire family for an emergency. You learn disaster preparedness considerations for both small and large animals. 

Dr. Sargent is one of the founding members of DAM Vets — the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine Disaster Action Management Team — and is the attending veterinarian for the university.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator Sara Smith for CE credit (sara.k.smith@oregonstate.edu).

 

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FURst aid: Preventing, Identifying and Treating Common Dog Injuries on the Trail

Presented April 30, 2022 

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Brianna Beechler, assistant professor of research and avid trail runner, teaches how to prevent, identify and temporarily treat common canine injuries that occur when hiking or running trails in the great outdoors. She also overviews which ones require immediate veterinary attention. You also learn the essential components of a canine trail first-aid kit.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator Sara Smith for CE credit.

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FURst AID: Pet Triage and CPR

Presented March 7, 2022 

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Tandi Ngwenyama, board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care, will teach you to: 

1.    Understand your role in pet first aid.
2.    Learn how to triage your pet and check their vital signs.
3.    Learn how to recognize and provide first aid to your emergent pet.
4.    Identify the steps and actions needed to administer CPR correctly.
5.    Know the conditions for stopping CPR.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). Please contact Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator Sara Smith for CE credit.

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FURst Aid: Managing equine emergencies 

Presented November 4, 2021

In this first installment, Dr. Kate Schoenhals, DVM and rural veterinary practice instructor, teaches you how to recognize and respond to equine emergencies. 

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). Please contact Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator Sara Smith for CE credit.

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