Carrington College Portland Announces Pet First Aid Event

PORTLAND, Ore. – (April 12, 2012) – Carrington College® Portland will host “Paw it Forward” on April 24 from noon until 5 p.m. Complimentary veterinary services will be offered as well as pet first aid instruction to help promote the importance of animal first aid knowledge. An instructor and veterinary assisting students will be on-hand to share tips about how to manage pet first aid concerns, including wrapping wounds, taking temperature, and instructing on how to proactively maintain your pet’s health.

“With April being Pet First Aid Month, we feel this is a wonderful opportunity to educate the community on how to best prepare for the unexpected pet emergency,” said Leslie Gonzales, executive campus director. “Most people are prepared for family emergencies but not for their pet, so we will teach owners how to properly handle an emergency such as an allergic reaction or eye injury so their pets may live a long and prosperous life.”

The “Paw it Forward” event is free and open to the public with faculty and students on-hand to show pet owners the importance and implementation of first aid techniques, and to provide complimentary veterinary services that include ear cleaning and nail trimmings. All pets must be leashed or kenneled and have up-to-date vaccine records on-hand.

For a full list of services or to schedule your pet’s appointment, contact the campus at (503)761-6100.